This morning, the Sacramento bee explored what kind of benefit a new downtown stadium would bring Sacramento Republic FC fans.
“For a modest stadium that seats roughly 11,000 fans and hosts a USL team, Heart Health Park has been a good venue for the Sacramento Republic FC. It’s spacious, there’s plenty of parking and it’s close to thoroughfares alongside Cal Expo in Arden Arcade. The atmosphere is good and fans are engaged. It is a unique environment, with Sacramento among the league leaders in attendance, typically averaging around 10,000 fans a game.”
“If done correctly, that intense environment would stay intact with the team’s proposed downtown venue, just blocks north of Golden 1 Center. If attendance at the March 12 home opener was any indication, fans would flock to a new stadium closer to downtown.”
“The team wants to do it. Fans would benefit. The question is whether city officials and landowners can reach a deal with the team to build a stadium.”