In the statement, FCC also referred to an assessment of an interim plan to play at Nippert Stadium, its USL home, while the new stadium is being constructed. It stated that MLS commissioner Don Garber and other league officials were scheduling a visit, though no timetable on the visit was mentioned.
FC Cincinnati statement:
"While extraordinary progress has been made, all of our work must be finalized – including various legal agreements with the City (of Cincinnati), Port, County and (Cincinnati Public Schools) and an assessment of our interim MLS Nippert Stadium plan – before our bid will be 100 percent complete for final review.
“As we continue to finalize our bid, FCC and MLS are scheduling a visit to Cincinnati by MLS Commissioner Don Garber and MLS executives, during which time they will also meet with club ownership.
“We’ve come extraordinarily far in such a short time, but before we have the opportunity to earn a place in Major League Soccer, we must have complete due diligence to ensure a success and we’re focused on that at this time. We appreciate our community's continued support of our club and our goal to bring an MLS franchise to our region.”