Fans now have a better idea of what to expect from the new stadium that will host professional soccer matches in Northwest Arkansas.
Officials with USL Arkansas this week unveiled the preliminary renderings of the new stadium that’s set for construction near the corner of Lazy L Street and Bellview Road, near the Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers.
Chris Martinovic, co-founder of USL Arkansas, said the state-of-the-art facility won’t just be the home of the group’s pro men’s and women’s clubs, but will also serve as a community hub and gathering place for large-scale events and entertainment.
“This stadium represents so much more than the culmination of our dreams for a top-tier soccer experience,” said Martinovic. “It’s a tangible manifestation of our community’s collective spirit and aspirations. Our vision is to create an inclusive, dynamic space where every individual in Northwest Arkansas—regardless of age, background, or interest—can come together to celebrate, engage, and create lifelong memories. It’s not just a venue; it’s the future beating heart of our community where unique, enriching experiences await us all.”
The facility will include room for 5,000 seats and will be designed to be expanded as needed in the future, according to a news release. A “safe-standing” supporters section will be located directly behind the goal on the north end, and other stands will be built as close to the pitch as possible, the release stated.
USL Arkansas is also asking for help in naming the new teams. The campaign will run through the month of October.
If all goes well, both new teams will begin play in the 2026 season, prior to the 2026 FIFA World Cup set to take place in the U.S. that same year.