Harrisburg City Islanders propose new stadium
[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
USL PRO rival Pittsburgh opened a riverfront soccer stadium of a similar size to great acclaim in 2013.
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