The Most Intimate MLS Stadium
The city of Chester sought to create a new story for this former illegal dump located on a scenic river waterfront. The ROSSETTI-designed stadium is widely considered to be the most intimate soccer experience in MLS. The steep bowl brings fans close to the action on the pitch. It also capitalizes on its location with scenic views for 60% of the spectators, and contextually blends with the neighborhood’s warehouse district. Manager’s Row, Field Level Seats and Field Side Tables provide the ultimate game day experience. Special areas were designed for supporter groups, such as Sons of Ben. To accommodate other entertainment events, a performance stage was placed at the south end with the ability to add 8,000 additional seats on the pitch. To meet a tight budget and condense the construction schedule, ROSSETTI worked with the CM to simplify construction processes.