Titusville, N.Y. — A new stadium for the St. Louis Cardinals will be ready to open in early 2017, with the first game expected to be played this fall.
The stadium is expected to cost around $1.8 billion, but will include suites, restaurants, and other amenities, according to the New York Times.
The stadium will be built in partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The New York Mets will be the primary tenant for the stadium, according the Times, but it is expected that the other Major League Baseball teams will play in the facility as well.
The project is expected cost $8.7 billion, according a report from The New York Daily News.
“I have always believed the best investment in the future is to invest now, so I am excited to bring this project to life,” St. Joseph Mayor Chris Burch said in a statement.
“I know this project is going to be the envy of the city, and it is my goal to see it succeed.”
St. Joseph will host the first three games of the new stadium on Sept. 5 against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The first game will be played at a stadium constructed with $3 billion in public funding.