Memorial Stadium renovation’s new features and funding plans revealed

A term sheet of the Memorial Stadium renovations reveals funding plans, next steps for the project, and new features to expect.


With such a cool spot to call its home turf, this stadium definitely deserves some nice digs.

Photo by Joe Mabel

In case you missed it, Memorial Stadium is getting a makeover.

A term sheet between the City of Seattle, Seattle Public Schools, and the One Roof Stadium Partnership that was reviewed by our friends at KING 5 provides a look into some of the renovation plans, including next steps + new features to expect upon completion.

New features

  • 8,000-person projected capacity
  • Covered stands
  • Synthetic turf playing field
  • All-electric design
  • Enhanced, but preserved, Memorial Wall


According to the term sheet, public funding will be capped at roughly $110 million. Of that, Seattle Public Schools will be responsible for $66.5 million, the City of Seattle will be responsible for $40 million, and the Washington State Department of Commerce will cover the remaining $3.95 million.

The One Roof Partnershipthe corporate team behind the Seattle Kraken, Climate Pledge Arena, its philanthropic counterpart One Roof Foundation, and Oak View Group — pledged $5 million and is leading a private fundraising campaign for remaining costs.

Next steps

Next steps come in the spring when the project negotiates and submits implementation agreements to Seattle Public Schools’ Board of Directors + Seattle City Council.