Memphis 901 FC home plans within Liberty Park


New soccer stadium for Memphis Image: Odell

The USL Championship team Memphis 901 FC and the City of Memphis in Tennessee, US, announced on October 18th plan to construct a new 10,000-person soccer-specific stadium within Liberty Park.

‘Memphis 901 FC’ stated that the facility is being designed by Odell Sports & Entertainment Studio, architects to numerous iconic stadiums, arenas and sports complexes across the United States and locally by LRK. By design, the 901 FC Stadium will first and foremost, pay homage to the Coliseum and tie into Memphis’ rich music history.

Memphis 901 FC is an American professional soccer team based in Memphis, Tennessee, US. Founded in 2018, the team made its debut in the USL Championship in 2019.

The 10,000-capacity AutoZone Park is a Minor League Baseball (MiLB) stadium located in downtown Memphis, Tennessee (US), and is home to Memphis 901 FC of the USL Championship.

The USL Championship is a professional men’s soccer league in the United States that began its inaugural season in 2011. The United Soccer League (USL) is sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation as a Division II league since 2017, placing it under Major League Soccer (MLS) in the hierarchy. The USL is headquartered in Tampa, Florida, US.

‘Memphis 901 FC’ further stated that the stadium will feature 7,500 fixed seats, plus suites, clubs and large covered gathering spaces for viewing parties and special events. The new stadium will also have the ability to host outdoor concerts, largescale events and other long-field sporting events. The new home for Memphis 901 FC is planned to open in time for the 2025 USL Championship season and a year prior to the World Cup slated for 2026 in North America.

Informed Tim Howard, Sporting Director of 901 FC, “When we launched our football club in 2019, we had two dreams. The first was to compete at the highest level and win a USL Championship. Today, we are proud to be in the playoffs for our second consecutive season, this time as the second seed. The second goal was to build a proper soccer stadium with a world class pitch for our club that rivals that of Louisville or any of the great new venues being built in the United States and Europe for soccer. Today (October 18th), we move closer to that dream.”

In addition to the new stadium at Liberty Park, 901 FC will invest in two state-of-the-art soccer fields adjacent to the site which will serve as the training home for 901 FC along with potential academy, League 2 and a women’s professional team.

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