FC Cincinnati unveiled the designs for its $250 million stadium that it is building in Cincinnati's West End.
The stadium is scheduled to be ready in March 2021 and seat 26,000-26,500, making its MLS's largest soccer-specific stadium since the LA Galaxy's
27,000-seat stadium opened in Carson, California, in 2003. (The Nashville Fairgrounds Stadium slated to open in 2022 will seat 30,000.)
Features in the Cincinnati stadium include ...
-- A grass surface (in contrast to the artificial turf at Nippert Stadium) on a field with dimensions of 110 yards by 75 yards; -- A canopy roof covering every seat in the stadium (now
a requirement for all new MLS stadiums); -- Lighted vertical fins that will form the wave-like external structure enclosing the stadium and make the stadium appear to glow when lit in the
evening; -- A grand staircase rising 30 feet from nearby Central Parkway to enter into the stadium; -- A north-end section holding 3,100 safe-standing seats for the "The Bailey”
supporters' group that will start at field level; -- Other seats will be as close as only 15 feet away from the field; -- Four club areas offering 4,500 club seats; and -- A players'
tunnel at midfield.