Is Austin getting a soccer team or not? Precourt Sport Ventures wants to build a stadium near the Domain, at Braker and Burnet. Executives gave the city a proposal last week and the city released an economic development study. So what now?
...Dan Vaillant with CAA ICON -- the strategic management consulting firm working for the stadium -- said they want to get the green light from the city by July 2018 in order to open the stadium in 2021. He said the stadium design could take nine to 12 months and construction would last 15 to 18 months.
The big thing a lot of people are talking about is the lack of parking. The proposal only has 1,000 parking spots for a 20,000-seat stadium.
“People should understand yes, there are 1,000 parking spaces on site, but it may seem counterintuitive. It’s actually not bad to distribute all of those cars over a larger area, if we were trying to bring 8,000 vehicles to the corner of Braker and Burnet. That would be a problem and so instead of that, we’ve identified the fact that there’s enough parking in the area,” said Vaillant. “It allows people to distribute themselves throughout that larger area and from that standpoint it helps alleviate traffic and congestion..."
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