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NFL hears from STL stadium task force

The task force appointed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to study and advance plans for a new NFL stadium on the St. Louis riverfront unveiled new architectural renderings of the proposed stadium during a presentation to league executives and a committee of team owners in New York on Wednesday.

Representing the task force were co-leads Dave Peacock and Bob Blitz, developer’s representative John Loyd and HOK vice president and design principal Eli Hoisington. The task force shared an animation video and renderings from HOK and spoke in detail to the committee about design, construction and project schedules.

The new renderings include aerial depictions from the north and south, daytime and evening illustrations, exterior and interior, examples of surrounding plaza areas, green space, connections to trails, usage plans for Major League Soccer matches as well as the stadium’s possible conversion to an amphitheater-like concert venue.

For soccer matches, retractable seating in the corners would accommodate a regulation field of 120 yards long by 75 yards wide.

Wednesday’s presentation to the NFL represented a second milestone for the stadium project this week. On Monday, it was announced that Hunt Construction Group/Clayco would serve as the construction manager, leading a joint venture branded as HCKL with St. Louis-based firms KAI Design and Build and Legacy Building Group.

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