KWAME is the owner’s representative and program manager for the new Major League Soccer (MLS) St. Louis CITY SC’s CITYPARK Stadium. Located in St. Louis’ Downtown West area, the new stadium opened ahead of the 2023 MLS season. KWAME served an integral role in the pre-construction phase, including project planning and scheduling; value engineering and budgeting; selecting project partners and maximizing MBE/WBE participation; coordinating with the city and utility companies; and other project management.
St. Louis City SC worked closely with public officials to expand the footprint of the proposed stadium site to approximately 31 acres. The open-air stadium has a seating capacity of 22,500 visitors per game with the ability to expand to 25,000. The project also includes construction of the team’s headquarters, a practice facility and the Downtown West District of mixed-use retail, restaurants and gathering spaces to be used year-round.
KWAME also served as the construction manager and program manager for the installation of the permanent exhibit that features art acknowledging the 1959 displacement of nearly 20,000 Black residents of the Mill Creek Valley neighborhood formerly located at the stadium site.
**Renderings courtesy of HOK and Snow Kreilich Architects