The Insider: 12.16.20
Soccer fans have something to get excited about. The first phase of construction for the new stadium begins this month in Downtown West. The project is expected to be completed in time for the 2023 MLS season.
Image: Snow Kreilich Architects
a fitting tribute
Last month, a virtual groundbreaking was held for the new Holocaust museum. The $21 million project is set to be completed in mid-2022. Along with quadruple the space, the museum is getting a new name: St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum, in honor of local Holocaust survivors Gloria Kaplan Feldman, Rubin Feldman and David Kaplan.
Congratulations are in order for Adam Wainwright! The Cardinals pitcher was awarded the 2020 Roberto Clemente Award, which recognizes players who represent baseball through community involvement and philanthropy. Wainwright was recognized for the work of his foundation, Big League Impact.
a nobel effort
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s music director Stéphane Denève conducted the Nobel Prize Concert in Stockholm, Sweden, earlier this month. He led the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and pianist Igor Levit in pieces by Beethoven, Stravinsky, Guillaume Connesson and Andrea Tarrodi.
SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital–St. Louis has been nationally recognized for its exceptional maternity care. It was one of 231 health care facilities in the country named to Newsweek’s 2020 list of best maternity hospitals.