Republic FC’s new stadium plan unveiled Friday is not just an investment in Sacramento. The Sacramento Bee talked with USL President Jake Edwards, who spoke about how they change the league and its markets.
“Sacramento Republic FC’s plan to build a new stadium in the downtown Railyards would be part of a larger building boom in American soccer. Several franchises in both Major League Soccer and the United Soccer League, of which Republic is a member, have opened new facilities in recent years. Many more have proposed new stadiums or are in the process of constructing buildings.”
“Jake Edwards, president of the USL, said stadium development “is a major strategic initiative for the league.” He said more than two dozen franchises plan to build new stadiums in the various levels of USL between now and the 2026 World Cup.”