City to assess need for mid-sized soccer stadium

EDMONTON – The city will spend the next year determining if Edmonton needs a 10,000- to 15,000-seat stadium for soccer and other events.

FC Edmonton plans to use bleachers to expand Clarke Stadium to 5,000 seats this year from the current 1,500, and president Tom Fath said Monday the move will be a good indication of whether a larger facility is required.

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