SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Sacramento Republic will be playing in a larger stadium next season after the Cal Expo Board of Directors approved expansion plans.
The plan calls for up to 3,500 more seats added to Bonney Field, which already seats 8,000.READ MORE: Christmas Tree Shortage? Yes. Turkey Shortage? Unlikely For California
The move sends a message to Major League Soccer, which is considering Sacramento among three potential cities for an expansion team. Two groups from Minnesota and one from Las Vegas are also in the running.READ MORE: Record Rain Brings Insect Infestation To Surface
The Republic sold out every regular season and playoff game at Bonney Field in its inaugural season, where it won the USL Pro championship.
“The way we’re tracking, we’ll have probably over 9,000 season tickets by the start of the season, so yeah, we feel very good about having another sellout season,” said team spokeswoman Erika Bjork.MORE NEWS: Softball Team Hoping To Rebuild After Practice Facility Collapses During Storm
Construction on the new seating will begin in January.