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NM United leaders discuss possibility of new soccer arena

Nathan O'Neal
Updated: November 11, 2019 08:10 PM
Created: November 11, 2019 07:17 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Team leaders from New Mexico United will meet with lawmakers to discuss the possibility of building a soccer arena in Albuquerque.

New Mexico United President Peter Trevisani said the team needs a space to support its growth.

“At this point we need to go out and we need to build a stadium that can support soccer and I think other uses as well,” Trevisani said.

Trevisani will pitch his idea to state lawmakers later this week. He estimated the project will have a $100 million price tag.

“I think everything is on the table but I do think that if we're building more than just a stadium, but more of a cultural center where people are coming together 350 days a week not just 30 nights a week. I really think there is a case where we could do a public private partnership,” he said.

Trevisani said the area near the downtown Rail Yards would be the right fit for the new stadium.

“The Rail Yards is the perfect site for this because the Rail Yards is all about community,” he said.

“It makes a statement to businesses that are thinking about coming here, makes a statement to really everyone,” Trevisani added.

The committee hearing to discuss stadium ideas is set for Thursday afternoon in Santa Fe.

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