Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Harrisburg City Islanders propose new stadium
March 21st, 2014 4:52PM

TAGS:  soccer business, usl


[USL PRO] The Harrisburg City Islanders announced plans for a new multi-use stadium facility with more than 4,500 seats in 2016 at the current city-owned Skyline Sports Complex on Harrisburg's City Island.

"This new facility, once completed," said Harrisburg mayor Eric Papenfuse, "will upgrade the current facility seating to over 4,500 seats, create a new entrance plaza, a new concession area, locker rooms and restroom facilities, a new scoreboard, and a variety of other amenities designed to allow this facility to be a multi-use soccer field, youth development center, concert arena, and a wonderful destination facility completing the north end of City Island.  Furthermore, the financing of this project will not involve any City funds."

The next step will be raising the money for the project. The cost estimate for the privately funded facility is $14 million.

"The players and the fans absolutely love our home field location here on City Island," said Islanders President Eric Pettis, "but it's important for us to plan for the future and lay out a strategy for building a newer and more modern facility that meets the standards of our rapidly expanding USL PRO.  We believe this study clearly documents the many economic and community benefits and impact that a new City Island facility will provide to soccer fans, local businesses,  and community youth athletic programs all across the City and the region."

USL PRO rival Pittsburgh opened a riverfront soccer stadium of a similar size to great acclaim in 2013.

No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent Soccer America Daily
USL: Los Dos knock off Orange County    
Ariel Lassiter scored both goals to lead LA Galaxy II to a 2-0 win over the ...
MLS Weekend: Timbers drop crushing home defeat    
Three days after winning the U.S. Open Cup, Sporting Kansas City traveled to Portland, where it ...
U.S. roster for Concacaf Cup    
Jurgen Klinsmann named his roster for the next Saturday's USA-Mexico game for the Concacaf Cup at ...
Concacaf Olympic Qualifying: Day 3    
Canada remained alive in Olympic men's qualifying with a 3-1 win over Panama, which for the ...
What They're Saying: Cuba U-23 coach Raul Valentin    
"For me, what's important is the players who are here. The players who have gone, they've ...
What They're Saying: FIFA statement    
"On a joint decision it was agreed to postpone the UEFA-FIFA challenge 2015, which had been ...
FC Kansas City rains on Seattle's NWSL parade again    
The Seattle Reign FC ran away with the NWSL Shield in 2014 (by 13 points) and ...
Video Pick: A bizarre penalty-kick infraction     
The Asian Champions League brings us this extraordinary penalty-kick call, in which Salmeen Khamis of UAE ...
U.S. Abroad: Horvath helps Molde grab a point off Ajax    
U.S. U-23 keeper Ethan Horvath stayed behind with his Norwegian club, Molde, as his U.S. teammates ...
Report: Sakiewicz out as Philly CEO    
He was the driving force behind a group that landed an MLS team in Philadelphia and ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives