North Riverfront Stadium (Site Engineering)
In an effort to keep the St. Louis Rams NFL franchise in St. Louis, the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority undertook the planning and design of a stadium project to revitalize a large site on the Mississippi River with the development of a new, state of the art NFL stadium and associated site improvements. David Mason + Associates provided civil engineering for all site development work related to the project.
The Project included the re-development of 88 acres of land including a new 68,000 seat stadium, site preparation, utility improvements, and transportation related work required to make the project viable. Significant design elements included the following:
- Construction of a 1,750,000 SF stadium
- 1,600 car structured garage north of the stadium; 280 car garage below the south plaza; and 2,500 surface parking spaces on site
- Relocation of approximately 4000 feet of highly traveled heavy rail line
- Relocation of high voltage (300 KV) transmission towers and lines across the Mississippi River and through the project site.
- Extensive utility work to accommodate the new development
- Extensive storm and sanitary sewer improvements
DMA prepared design documents for all site work related to the project, as well as quantity takeoffs and cost estimates. We refined the design through a formal value engineering process with final solutions being within the project budget. Our civil engineers coordinated the site design with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies including the US Army Corps of Engineers, State of Missouri, and City of St. Louis.
The project was formally presented to the NFL ownership group on December 29, 2015. In January, 2016 the NFL owners voted to approve the relocation of the St. Louis Rams to the Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood, California. That move brought an end to a St. Louis bid to keep the Rams in Missouri with a new downtown Riverfront Stadium. The project has been shelved indefinitely.