Toyota Park in March 2013
|Former names||Toyota Park (2006–2018)|
|Address||7000 South |
|Field size||120 x 75 yards|
|Broke ground||November 30, 2004|
|Opened||June 11, 2006|
|Construction cost||$98 million|
($119 million in 2017 dollars)
|Project manager||ICON Venue Group|
|Structural engineer||John A. Martin & Associates|
|Services engineer||A. Epstein & Sons International|
Toyota Park is a
Incorporating traditional stadium features from American and European facilities, Toyota Park includes predominantly covered seating, a brick
A practice facility with two fields (one natural grass; the other artificial turf) for the Fire club and its youth programs lies next to the stadium. The stadium's design allows expansion of 50% more seating at negligible expense. Its 120 yard by 75 yard natural grass field's $1.7 million turf management system comprises full heating, drainage, and aeration capabilities.
A permanent stage allows the stadium to host concerts and quickly change configurations. A typical conversion from soccer to stage takes no more than eighteen hours. The field accommodates eight thousand additional chairback seats for concerts and other stage events.
The naming rights agreement that was signed in 2018 is the first such agreement that SeatGeek has ever entered into. It has been reported that, as part of the deal, SeatGeek will also serve as the venue's primary ticketing service, starting in 2019. SeatGeek has reportedly promised that they will work to, "“bring more live programming, including premier concerts, music festivals and international sporting events” to the stadium.