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Sacramento Railyards development puts Sacramento Republic in the lead for Major League Soccer expansion

  • ​Over the summer, pre-construction work started on the 14.9-acre soccer stadium site in the 244-acre Sacramento Railyards development with plans to finish the 19,621-seat stadium by the start of the 2020 MLS season.
  • On December 14, the MLS’s Board of Governors is set to meet to select two expansion cities with Sacramento leading the pack among four finalists which include Cincinnati, Detroit, and Nashville. Most observers view Sacramento’s as the most complete bid with a stadium project underway and a fevered fan base already in place.
  • The 244-acre Railyards project is “probably the largest urban infill project in the country right now,” according to David Kwong, former planning director for the city of Sacramento and would essentially double the size of Sacramento’s downtown. With the soccer stadium proceeding, the Railyards will also have a 900,000 square foot Kaiser Permanente hospital, a new light rail stop, 6,000+ housing units, a hotel, up to 5 million square feet of office, a 175,000 square foot museum, 30+ acres of parks, and over 500,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. ​

Source: JLL Research, Google Earth​

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