Sacramento Republic FC Owner and Chairman Kevin Nagle has unveiled a plan for a new soccer stadium for the Sacramento railyards.
"We want to build a world-class soccer stadium in The Railyards, and to begin the next decade of Republic FC," Republic FC Chairman and CEO Kevin Nagle said in a release. "We're ready with a new vision that allows us to take our destiny into our own hands, and to create a community asset that will grow with the team and city."
Without a bid into the Major League Soccer and the loss a major financial backer, the organization is re-imagining their future in Sacramento, and we now know that will include a stadium for over 15,000 fans. The new plans are a scaled back version of the previous area -- going from a budget of over $200 million to about $100-$150 million for the stadium, it will serve as home field for the Republic, a concert venue, or for college football, professional rugby, or professional lacrosse.
The new plans have received the endorsement of Mayor Darrell Steinberg, and officials with the Republic say they are still pursuing a future bid into the MLS. “I’m grateful to Kevin Nagle for his partnership and his commitment to Sacramento. As a city, we are open to pursuing dual tracks,” said Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg in a prepared statement. “We continue to identify and work with potential Major League Soccer investors, and at the same time we’re ready to work together on an adaptable stadium in the railyards. It’s not one or the other.”