Louisville City FC seeks to build new stadium in Butchertown

12 April 2017

Louisville City FC is seeking to build a new soccer stadium on 40 acres near Campbell and Adams streets in Butchertown.

The team’s owners have an option on four parcels of land, including the former Challenger Lifts and Marshall’s Auto Parts sites, a source with knowledge of the plans tells WDRB News.

Louisville City FC still would need to buy the land, but it's not yet known how it would be purchased. It now plays games at Louisville Slugger Field, but has sought a soccer-only stadium for more than a year.

Back in January, Louisville City announced it had entered into a partnership with HOK, an architecture firm that has worked with the United Soccer League in helping teams develop soccer-specific stadiums.

The partnership stated that HOK would design a 10,000-seat stadium that could later expand to 20,000 seats.

“We’re getting closer to securing a lot in urban Louisville, and now we’re thinking about what we can build on it,” Louisville City Chairman John Neace said in a statement released from the club in January.

A study in August determined that Louisville needs a stadium made for soccer if the sport is going to continue growing in the city.

Louisville City said there will be an announcement at 9 a.m. Wednesday followed my a media availability at 10:30 a.m., both at a "location to be disclosed later."