See what an MLS soccer stadium at McKalla Place could look like

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The group hoping to build a Major League Soccer stadium in north Austin released a picture of what it would look like if the plan goes through.

The conceptual site plan from Precourt Sports Ventures shows the stadium and parking at McKalla Place, just south of Braker Lane and nestled between Burnet Road and the Capital Metro Red Line. Originally, the group said it wanted the stadium to hold 20,000 people, but the drawing does not specify its capacity.

The image shows three parking areas (one with 500 spaces, one with 300 and another with 200), an outdoor music and performance area, as well as a detention and biofiltration pond. It’s all surrounded by walkways and trails.

The design also calls for three access roads, two of which connect to Burnet Road and one which would connect to Braker Lane. The proposed site is near both The Domain and the University of Texas at Austin Pickle Research campus.

Precourt Sports Ventures hopes to bring the Columbus Crew to Austin, provided it can build a stadium in the city. A number of the sites it originally wanted were taken off the table, including Butler Shores downtown. The final community input session on the McKalla Place location wrapped up last week, and city staff is expected to provide the city council with a detailed analysis by June 1.

Ohio’s attorney general and the city of Columbus have also sued Precourt Sports Ventures to keep the team there.

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