The future home of the FC Cincinnati MLS expansion team in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati will have an estimated seating capacity of 25,500 to 26,500. The stadium’s canopy roof is designed to surround the entire stadium bowl and cover all seating rows. This encompassing roofing feature will enhance the fan experience inside the stadium while preventing noise from leaving the venue. Clad with Ethylene Tetrafluoro-ethylene (ETFE) foil technology the roofing and facade of the building will permit for wide assortment of colors and designs to be projected on the structure through color-changing LEDs.
By situating the fans as close as possible to the sidelines the steep seating bowl design ensures a dynamic soccer viewing experience. The Bailey - the home club’s designated supporter’s section- is located at the north end of the stadium and will have a capacity of over 3,000 seats in a single steep tier behind the home goal.
The broad spectrum of premium seating options will include a variety of suites and club spaces, ranging from affordable family-friendly offerings to more exclusive corporate entertainment options.
Additional modifications and adjustments are expected to be made over the next few months before formal construction begins in 2019. The stadium is scheduled to open in March 2021, in time for the 2021 MLS season.
LOCATION: Cincinnati, Ohio
CLIENT: FC Cincinnati
SIZE: 25,500-26,500 seats
YEAR: 2021 (Projected)
COST: $200 Million
PROJECT TYPE: Stadium