Stampede to Build Stadium in Cahokia Heights
Cahokia Heights, IL-- The St. Louis Stampede have reached an agreement with a private owner and developer on a 10-year lease on a new stadium in Cahokia Heights, Illinois, the team announced Thursday.
"We took another step today to solidify our collective goal of constructing a new stadium for the St. Louis Stampede in the St. Louis metropolitan community," the team said in a statement. "We are grateful for the time, efforts, and unwavering commitment of our fans, supporters, and the UFL throughout this process."
The official groundbreaking for a temporary stadium, which will be open air and projects to seat 8,400, is scheduled for the spring of 2023, with a targeted completion in March of 2023. The Stampede will kick off their inaugural season in the UFL in April of the same year.
The team plans to play in a temporary stadium for two seasons before construction begins on a permanent facility to be developed on the Cahokia Height site.
A new stadium will make the Stampede and fellow UFL franchises the first spring football organizations to build their own stadiums. A move the organization hopes will help secure the long-term viability of professional spring football.
Fans have anticipated the long-awaited announcement about the stadium location for some time. However, with today's announcement, hopefully, some of those concerns have been put to bed. The Stampede stadium will be located near Cahokia Height's other professional sports stadium in GCS Credit Union Ballpark.
With today's announcement, the team has made a strong statement to its fans and supporters on the organization's long-term commitment to the greater St. Louis community. A fan-engagement event will be scheduled for later this winter, prior to the start of the 2023 season.
Along with a site announcement, the Stampede have also made a 15-year membership commitment to the United Football League as the league continues its growth and development into one of the premier sports entities in the country.
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About Cahokia Heights:
Cahokia Heights is a city in Saint Clair County, Illinois. The city was founded on May 6, 2021, with the merger of Cahokia, Alorton, and Centreville villages. Cahokia Heights is a part of the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area and is located 14 minutes from downtown St. Louis.