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Las Vegas soccer stadium could follow 5 recent MLS stadiums

Updated May 30, 2019 - 2:45 pm

The Las Vegas City Council is set to kick off talks next week on a plan to secure a Major League Soccer expansion franchise and a new soccer stadium near downtown.

For an idea of what the stadium could require, it may be helpful to look at other cities with MLS teams that have opened new stadiums in recent years.

They cost from $100 million to an estimated $400 million and seat 18,000 to 25,500 fans. Each is owned by the team, and all but one were privately financed.

Details of the five most recently opened stadiums were gathered from team-provided information and news articles.

The proposed Las Vegas stadium would be built at the site of Cashman Field.

Allianz Field

In this March 26, 2019, photo, the new stadium of the Minnesota United FC Loons is shown in St. ...
In this March 26, 2019, photo, the new stadium of the Minnesota United FC Loons is shown in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

— Team: Minnesota United FC

— Cost: $250 million

— Funded: Privately

— Years built: 2017-2019

— Capacity: 19,400

— Owner: Minnesota United FC

— Worth noting: This venue will host the first U.S. match in the Gold Cup tournament this summer against Guyana.

Audi Field

Construction of Audi Field, home of Major League Soccer team D.C. United, as seen from National ...
Construction of Audi Field, home of Major League Soccer team D.C. United, as seen from National Parks, Thursday, April 5, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez)

— Team: DC United

— Cost: About $400 million

— Funded: Private-public ($150 million) partnership

— Years built: 2017-2018

— Capacity: 20,000

— Owner: DC United

— Worth noting: The franchise had three failed stadium proposals since 2006 until this plan was built on Buzzard Point.

Banc of California Stadium

In this Thursday, April 26, 2018, photo shows a suite in the Club level at Banc of California S ...
In this Thursday, April 26, 2018, photo shows a suite in the Club level at Banc of California Stadium for its official opening Sunday, April 29. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)

— Team: Los Angeles FC

— Cost: $350 million

— Funded: Privately

— Years built: 2016-2018

— Capacity: 22,000

— Owner: Los Angeles FC

— Worth noting: The site is just south of USC’s campus and the team subleases the stadium from the university.

Orlando City Stadium

FILE - In this May 31, 2017, file photo, storm clouds gather before an MLS soccer game between ...
In this May 31, 2017, file photo, storm clouds gather before an MLS soccer game between D.C. United and Orlando City SC at Orlando City Stadium in Orlando, Fla. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)

— Teams: Orlando City SC, Orlando Pride

— Cost: $155 million

— Funded: Privately

— Years built: 2014-2017

— Capacity: 25,500

— Owner: Orlando City SC

— Worth noting: Lights FC owner Brett Lashbrook was one of the key players in helping to build this stadium.

Avaya Stadium

The new Avaya Stadium prior to the MLS soccer game between the San Jose Earthquakes and Los Ang ...
The new Avaya Stadium prior to the MLS soccer game between the San Jose Earthquakes and Los Angeles Galaxy at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, CA. (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

— Team: San Jose Earthquakes

— Cost: $100 million

— Funded: Privately

— Years built: 2012-2015

— Capacity: 18,000

— Owner: San Jose Earthquakes

— Worth noting: It took five years of planning before the first shovel went in the ground.

Contact Shea Johnson at sjohnson@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0272. Follow @Shea_LVRJ on Twitter. Assistant Managing Editor Bill Bradley contributed to this report.

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