ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The team that's bringing a Major League Soccer team to St. Louis has released a new vision of the downtown soccer stadium plan.
MLS4TheLou shared new renderings of what the stadium will look like when the inaugural season begins in March of 2022.
The images above show a "re-envisioned western façade and fan entrance (that) will make the new @MLS stadium even more accessible from 22nd Street."
Carolyn Kindle Betz, the head of the MLS4TheLou ownership group was in studio with KMOX's Mark Reardon on Monday and had a bit of a tease about some upcoming news. She says they'll be announcing the team name, logo and more soon.
"We're hoping that it will come in the next couple weeks. Very soon," Kindle Betz says. "The MLS has a very strict process, so it just takes a little bit of time to make sure the team name makes sense, it fits and is a good representation of the city. We got more than 6,000 suggestions on our website, so we had to sort through those to probably the top five or six words, names, themes and have been slowly whittling down that list."
The 22,500- seat stadium will sit just north of Market St. in the place of was Interstate-64 on- and off-ramps.
Fans will be able to enter the stadium from all sides. The project will be one-of-a-kind for MLS, as no other team has its team front offices, training facility, practice fields and the stadium in the same location, according to previously announced plans.