Over the past few years, Major League Soccer has seen the opening of several soccer specific stadiums. These stadiums may be small in size compared to some of the cathedrals of Europe or even NFL stadiums here in the United States, but they have provided a boost to the home field advantages that teams have in a league filled with parity.
Los Angeles Football Club, D.C. United, Minnesota United, and Orlando City are among the teams that have opened the past 3 seasons. That doesn’t include Atlanta United, who call the recently-opened Mercedes-Benz Stadium home. With so many stadiums opening, and those set to open down the road in Nashville, Cincinnati, and Miami (hopefully?), MLS will only have a handful of teams that don’t have a soccer specific stadium to call their own.
With that comes debate over which soccer specific stadium is the best in the league. Is it one of the new crown jewels like Allianz Field, Audi Field, or Banc of California Stadium? Is it one that’s been around a while like the Portland Timbers’ Providence Park or Sporting Kansas City’s Children’s Mercy Park? Or, is it one of the relics like Columbus Crew SC’s MAPFRE Stadium or the LA Galaxy’s Dignity Health Sports Park?
Today’s Community Corner asks you to list the soccer specific stadiums you think are the best in MLS. That means the places that are not classified as a soccer specific stadium aren’t included in this (sorry fans in Atlanta, New England, Seattle, New York City, Vancouver, or Cincinnati). Hit the comments and let us know which ones you think are the class of the league.