FC Cincinnati unveils design for new West End stadium

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.



2 comments about "FC Cincinnati unveils design for new West End stadium".
  1. mark courtney, July 17, 2019 at 12:22 a.m.

    Oh please. I live in Cinci. Team is at the bottom of the heap and location of stadium makes no sense. Loads of problems on so many levels. “ Build it ... and they will come” ... only in Hollywood movies. 

  2. Hugh T replied, July 19, 2019 at 3:58 p.m.

    Looking at a map the location seems pretty central.  And it's just  2 miles from Nippert, where they have drawn the big crowds that caughts MLS' attention.

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