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Grand Action 2.0 conducting due diligence on westside soccer stadium site

Grand Rapids Dash parking lot along Summer Ave. NW.
Patrick Center
WGVU Public Media
Grand Rapids Dash parking lot along Summer Ave. NW.

Plainfield-based architect Progressive AE has produced renderings of a new soccer stadium that would house a United Soccer League franchise. The project, and the efforts to bring professional soccer to West Michigan, is the vision of Grand Action 2.0. It’s been the catalyst behind quality-of-life projects like Van Andel Arena, DeVos Place Convention Center, Downtown Market and the planning, financing and construction of a new 12,000 seat amphitheater along the east bank of the Grand River.

One of the potential soccer stadium sites is on the westside of town adjacent to I-131 with Winter Avenue to the west, and Pearl Street to its south neighboring the YMCA. Along I-131 and Mt. Vernon Avenue are a number of Grand Rapids owned parking lots.

In a news release, Grand Action 2.0 said, “The materials submitted to the city for review identify Dash lots as potential sites for development. Just as with the stadium, potential redevelopment of Dash lots is simply in the early review phase. No plan has been finalized and parcels have not been secured.”

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Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.