Redsticks to Build Stadium in Gonzales
GONZALES, LA-- The Baton Rouge Redsticks and the Parish of Ascension have reached a lease agreement for the Redsticks to build a temporary stadium at Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, Louisiana, for the 2023 season.
The team released the following statement on Friday. "We took another step today to solidify our collective goal of constructing a new stadium for the Baton Rouge Redsticks and the communities of Baton Rouge, Gonzales, and New Orleans," the team said.
The official groundbreaking for a temporary stadium, which will be open-air, and projects to seat 8,400, is scheduled for February 2023, with targeted completion in March 2023. The Redsticks will kick off their 2023 at home, hosting the Mississippi Mudcats on Saturday, April 1st.
The team plans to play in a temporary stadium for two seasons before construction begins on a permanent facility to be developed in southern Louisiana.
A new stadium will make the Redsticks and fellow UFL franchises the first spring football organizations to build their stadiums. A move the organization hopes will help secure the long-term viability of professional spring football.
A team press conference to announce the Lamar Dixon Expo Center agreement and the naming of the team's first Head Football Coach will be set for later this month.
Redsticks 2023 season tickets are currently on sale, with packages starting as low as $200, which is only $22 per game.
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Gonzales is a city in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, United States. As of the 2020 census, it has a population of 12,231. Known as the "Jambalaya Capital of the World," it is famous for its annual Jambalaya Festival, which was first held in 1968. Gonzales is a part of the Baton Rouge metropolitan area.