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City Receives Feasibility Study for Multi-Purpose Stadium

The facility would be the permanent home of the New Mexico United, and offer a variety of opportunities for event and community use

July 23, 2021

The City of Albuquerque released an extensive study from CAA ICON and Crawford Architects analyzing the feasibility of a multi-use stadium facility. CAA ICON is a leading strategic consulting firm specializing in the sports and entertainment venue industry. The USL Championship soccer team New Mexico United would be one tenant in the facility. The facility would be available for a range of uses, including performances, worship events, and home to a possible future women’s soccer team. The study, funded by City Council, includes a comprehensive assessment of market demand for a stadium and analyzed several sites across the metro area as potential locations for the team’s permanent home. The consultants provide preliminary site proposals, but the City has not yet made any determinations. The project will move through an extensive public input process before any further steps are taken.

“This study is a key part of our due diligence as we explore the possibility of a multi-use facility,” said Lawrence Rael, Chief Operating Officer for the City of Albuquerque. “We’re glad to have the results of the study so we can discuss the findings with the community, make proper considerations, and initiate next steps.”

The Executive Summary and Full Study are available online.