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Football stadium in Des Moines, Iowa set to open in 2025

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SKY 8 SHOWS WHAT REMAINS OF THE DICO MANUFACTURING SITE JUST SOUTH OF THE DOWNTOWN LOOP. THE WASHED OUT BUILDINGS HAVE NOW GONE AND ONLY A FEW FOUNDATIONS LEFT THE DREAM IS TO TURN THIS INTO THAT. A NEW PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL STADIUM. A BIG PLACE. HOTEL. WITH THE RESTAURANTS AND THE S.SHOP, THIS IS THE WHOLE VISION OF KYLE KRAUSE, LEADER OF THE KUM AND GO CONVENIENCE STORE. BUT EXPECTED FOOTBALL FANS SHOULD JUST WAIT FOR AIT B LONR.GE >> IT’S A LITTLE DISAPPOINTING BUT IT’S STILL THE PASSION AND THE DRIVE IS THERE TO DO IT. TODD: KRAUSE, PLUS DEVELOPMENT HEAD NATE EASTER, SAYS THE DELAYS ARE ALL RELATED TO THE SULYPP ISES.SU CHAIN ​​A FAMILIAR ISSUE WORLDWIDE. STADIUM PLANNERS AND CONTRACTORS HAVE DECIDED TO DELAY THE OPENING FOR A YEAR IN THE HOPE THAT THIS SUPPLY PROBLEM WILL BE REGULATED. U >> WHEN YOU PROJECT HOW LONG I CAN TAKE TO GET STEEL OR ROOF UNITS, F IORNSTANCE THE TIME IS FAST TO GET THIS BUILD DONE SO MAKING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WE THINK WAS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF US. TO:DD THIS MEANS THE NEW DES MOINES FOOTBALL FRANCHISE WILL ALSO DELAY ITS GAMES. BUT DAN NSJAEN, WHO OVERSEES PRO IOWA STADIUM, SAYS IT’S WORTH THE WAIT. >> JUST THAT THE DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY ARE REALLY GREAT. IT’S ALWAYS A LITTLE DISAPPOINTING WHEN THINGS SLOW DOWN, BUT, YOU KNOW, AT LONG R, AT UNION, IT’S WORTH IT, AND WE’RE REALLY EXCITED. TODD: THE ONLY ACTION HERE ON SITE IS THE FEDERAL EPA CLEANING UP SOME TOXIC AREAS AND BUILDING A RETENTION POND TO COLLECT TOXINS.

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Construction of new Des Moines pro football stadium postponed to 2025

The Iowa Soccer Development Foundation announced on Monday that Pro Iowa Stadium and Global Plaza are scheduled to open in 2025. In January, the foundation announced that it had signed a franchise agreement to bring a professional United Soccer League team to Monks. this initiative, we dreamed of a stadium and a gathering space for football fans and community members from all walks of life to unite and celebrate the global game,” said Charley Campbell, Secretary of the Iowa Soccer Development Foundation, in a press release. “We have a lot of positive momentum right now. And now that an official franchise agreement has been signed, plans are well advanced for the construction of the stadium and plaza. A 2025 opening date aligns with our goal of providing a facility that aligns with the vision of downtown Des Moines, supports the cultural vibrancy of the area, and leverages Iowa’s rich football history. “The foundation said the stadium was originally scheduled for completion in 2024. The stadium is being built on the former 43-acre Dico site south of downtown. The date is more reasonable. This gives us the best possible chance for the team to play a full season,” Campbell said. The Iowans can help name the new football team. Pro Iowa, the initiative to bring professional football to Iowa, is asking for the community’s help in developing the team’s name, crest and other branding. Complete the survey at USLProIowa.com/team.

The Iowa Soccer Development Foundation announced Monday that Pro Iowa Stadium and Global Plaza are scheduled to open in 2025.

In January, the foundation announced that it had signed a franchise agreement to bring a professional United Soccer League team to Des Moines.

“When we started this initiative, we dreamed of a stadium and a gathering space for football fans and community members from all walks of life to come together and celebrate the global game,” said Charley Campbell , secretary of the Iowa Soccer Development Foundation, in a press release. “We have a lot of positive momentum right now. And now that an official franchise agreement has been signed, plans are well advanced for the construction of the stadium and plaza. A 2025 opening date aligns with our goal of providing a facility that aligns with the vision of downtown Des Moines, supports the cultural vibrancy of the area, and leverages Iowa’s rich football history. »

The foundation said the stadium was originally scheduled for completion in 2024. The stadium is being built on the 43-acre former Dico site south of downtown.

“As we reassessed the construction schedule – taking into account supply chain and cost challenges, DICO site remediation and supplier conversations – we determined that an opening date in 2025 is more reasonable. It gives us the best possible chance for the team to play a full season,” Campbell said.

Iowans can help name the new football team. Pro Iowa, the initiative to bring professional football to Iowa, is seeking help from the community to develop the team’s name, crest and other branding. Complete the survey at USLProIowa.com/team.

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