Project | USL Austin Stadium Announcement
USL Austin has announced that the Austin Bold FC will play its home matches in a 5,000-seat stadium designed by Miró Rivera Architects. The organization revealed the name, head coach and players, logo and jerseys for the city’s newest professional soccer team. The United Soccer League features 33 professional soccer teams in the United States and Canada, with seven new markets announced to begin play in 2019.
Located in the heart of the MRA-designed Grand Plaza at Circuit of The Americas, the new soccer stadium features a canopy of red steel pipes that echoes the design of the soaring Observation Tower that caps the plaza above the Austin360 Amphitheater. The venue has been years in the making; when MRA first drew up plans for the Grand Plaza in 2011, a large greenspace was earmarked for a future soccer pitch in the center of the site.
"This is a tremendous opportunity for soccer to succeed in Austin,” said Austin Bold FC General Manager Roberto Silva. “We will have first-class facilities, a 5,000-seat soccer specific stadium, concessions that include adult beverages, and we're recruiting players of an incredibly high caliber. This is a fantastic chance for the game to grow and flourish in this market and we are excited to bring all of it to the great soccer fans in Austin."