North American United Soccer League football club Phoenix Rising has released a series of renderings of its proposed new stadium, which it plans to build should it gain entry to Major League Soccer (MLS).

Phoenix, Arizona, is one of 11 cities competing for three expansion slots in MLS and will find out later this year if it has been successful.

Should Phoenix Rising move into MLS, the club would be based at a stadium that boasts a capacity of 21,000 and a 360-degree concourse.

Brett Johnson, co-chairman of Phoenix Rising, said: “The renderings really bring the stadium to life. We are excited for the fans to see the innovative, one-of-a-kind design with special attention paid to maximising shade and airflow in the stadium to ensure player and fan comfort.”

The club is working in partnership with sports and entertainment architecture firm Populous, which has already designed seven MLS stadia, as well as multi-disciplinary design firm Gould Evans on the project.

Scott Capstack, principal at Populous, said: “We want Phoenix Rising fans to have a game day experience that is second-to-none, so comfort and first-class amenities are top priorities.

“From the four unique seating sections to diverse social spaces, this stadium will be the standard-bearer for soccer in the southwest.”

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Krista Shepherd, principal for Gould Evans, added: “The proposed design will be environmentally and culturally relevant to Arizona. We wanted to create a stadium that Phoenicians will be proud of and will offer our community a year-round state-of-the-art entertainment destination.”

Image: Populous