Austin FC - Q2 Stadium
On June 16th Austin held its first event at the brand new Q2 Stadium - home of Austin FC.
"Gensler Sports worked alongside Precourt Sports Ventures to design Q2 Stadium and soccer park at McKalla Place in Austin for the city’s first professional sports team, Austin FC. Built to accommodate 20,500 soccer fans, Q2 Stadium capitalizes on its natural landscape, the city’s cultural heritage, and its tech-forward growth. The large roof canopy, which covers the entire seating bowl, protects fans from rainfall and keeps the seats shaded. The stadium is also oriented to pull in breezes aided by open corners, an open-air concourse, and breathable mesh fabric seats, the most of any major league sports venue worldwide." - Gensler
Blue Sky Design + Build was tasked with constructing the "HEB Plaza" just outside of the stadiums entrance. Their work includes Cedar accents at the entry gates as well as custom benches built with steel and Kebony Cladding.