“Citizen Architects” will have an opportunity to make a permanent mark on Sacramento’s MLS stadium

Sacramento, Calif., Sept. 19, 2017 – Sacramento Republic FC today launched a Citizen Architect competition as part of the #BringItHome initiative to encourage fan participation in the planning of the new downtown Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium at The Railyards. The design competition reflects the club’s desire to ensure the fans and community have a strong presence in the overall design and experience of Republic FC’s planned MLS stadium.

“We want our MLS stadium to reflect Republic FC’s greatest competitive advantage: our fans,” said Republic FC Chairman and CEO Kevin Nagle. “The Citizen Architect competition reflects that spirit by providing our fans and community a new and creative opportunity to shape the overall design of their new home and the matchday experience.”

The Citizen Architect competition invites fans to submit design proposals for designated portions of the new stadium and surrounding plaza. Entries will be accepted through October 27, and the winning proposal will be announced in November and incorporated into the new stadium. Entries will be judged by a panel of design experts and influencers representative of the Sacramento region.

Submissions must meet specific criteria, including:

  • Feasibility:  Will the proposal fit within the current stadium design plans, including considerations of cost (upfront and ongoing), circulation, safety and regulatory compliance?
  • Creativity: Will the proposal create a new, inspiring and attractive feature to the overall design?
  • Community: Will the proposal foster a greater sense of community among fans and celebrate the best of Sacramento?

For more information on the Citizen Architect competition, or to submit an entry, please visit This new website is a resource for Republic FC’s MLS bid and #BringItHome initiatives, including details about the stadium, ownership group and how the community can get involved.

Sacramento is currently one of 12 cities vying for four MLS expansion slots. MLS has indicated that it will announce at least two of the four expansion cities by the end of 2017.