The group aiming to launch professional cricket in the ATL has revealed what a stadium and surrounding mixed-use hive could potentially look like.
Global Sports Ventures—the team behind a $2.4-billion initiative coined by SB Nation “the biggest new-sport initiative since the launch of Major League Soccer” in the U.S.—has provided Curbed Atlanta with renderings that show the ambitious scope of their planned, sports-anchored projects.
While not specific to Atlanta, the images show a large prototype stadium flanked by several towers and ancillary buildings for retail and office use.
Officials say the stadiums alone will cost between $70 and $125 million and will offer hotels, restaurants, retail, residential, and office components. Judging by the concepts provided, the complexes could also include large clubhouse structures—and even gas stations.
News broke last week that Atlanta will join eight charter cities as part of the U.S. Cricket League, each selected for large potential fanbases. Real estate scouts are scouring metro Atlanta in a hunt for the perfect place to build the mixed-use hub and cricket stadium within three years.
All stadiums and “lifestyle centers” will be different, catered to each market.
Beyond Atlanta, other projects are planned for New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Florida, Texas, Illinois, and California.
We’ve asked, again, for even the vaguest indication as to where Atlanta’s stadium complex could be built—the inner suburbs? exurbs? a postindustrial, transit-connected intown site? Macon?—but have yet to hear a response.
Targeted sites in all eight cities are expected to be unveiled soon, officials said last week.