AN INSPIRING VISION FOR SAN ANTONIO
San Antonio, Texas | 2014
Just as the most watched World Cup in history has come to a close, the momentum of the NASL’s San Antonio Scorpions echoes the increasing popularity of the world’s game in the United States. With the opening day of 8,000 seat Toyota Field only 16 months prior, Scorpions owner Gordon Hartman wants Scorpions fans to get excited about the future expansion of their home stadium.
PSD TASKED WITH SOCCER-SPECIFIC STADIUM CONCEPTUAL DESIGN FOR JACKSONVILLE
Jacksonville, Florida | 2013
PSD was selected by the new Jacksonville NASL professional soccer franchise ownership for the Conceptual Design of a soccer-specific stadium to be located in Jacksonville, Florida.
EXPANSION MODEL SPARKS A NEW VISION
San Antonio, Texas | 2013
Home to the San Antonio Scorpions NASL soccer franchise, Toyota Field was designed to not only be the flagship stadium of its league, but to continue to be home to the San Antonio Scorpions through potential future MLS expansion. The project came with design challenges that included a tight budget, unique site topography, a very small site footprint, and a short construction timeline. The most important challenge, however, was to create a venue with a capacity of only 8,000 seats that would still provide an intimate soccer experience and ultimately energize the brand new fan base of the city’s first professional soccer team.
Perforated metal facades, exposed steel structure and a soaring metal roof canopy adorn an architectural design that reflects the industrial heritage of the historic Longhorn Quarry in which the stadium resides. With its horseshoe configured stadium seating only 17’ away from the touchlines, beer garden seating only 15’ away from the south goal line, and an observation terrace overlooking the southwest corner flag, the atmosphere at Toyota Field is one of the most intimate in professional soccer.
SOCCER FOR A CAUSE
San Antonio, Texas | 2010
The S.T.A.R. Soccer Complex was commissioned by local philanthropist, Gordon Hartman, for a purpose greater than soccer itself. Sponsored by Toyota, S.T.A.R., short for South Texas Area Regional, is one of the premier soccer field tournament complexes in South Texas and exists to help fund local and worldwide Special Needs causes.