FC Cincinnati Stadium
|Country||United States of America|
|Cost||$ 250 mln|
|Construction||18/12/2018 - 06/03/2021|
FC Cincinnati Stadium – design description
Though the first stadium bid for FC Cincinnati was shown in the picturesque Newport area, final location of the venue was switched to different one from three analysed plots, in West End. Here the MLS-specific stadium will replace the athletic Willard Stargel Stadium and parking sites lying directly east of it.
Another major change is the increase in starting capacity from just over 21,000 to at least 25,500 or even 26,500 seats (depending on final layout). This was caused by very good attendances at Nippert Stadium, well beyond initial expectations. Contrary to the preliminary concept of 2017, the stadium will not provide an open end with view of the skyline. In turn, all sides will largely be occupied. Most vocal fans should receive 3,000 seats on a single-tier terrace in the north.
Along the starting concept, the stadium should be covered with translucent ETFE, allowing for impressive nighttime illumination. Segments will be irregular and provide openings, creating a strong and dynamic outer form. At peak (west side) the stadium will reach 36 meters in height (under 120 feet).
New design: Because Populous had to change it all
When you hear about Populous taking over someone else's project, don't expect cosmetic changes. It's a total revamp in Cincinnati, bringing some fresh stuff to MLS stadium lineup. No revolution, but interesting addition.
Cincinnati: Populous take over from Meis
Global leaders Populous grab one more project despite not being authors of the original concept. This time they are to carry the FC Cincinnati stadium throughout construction. Late change helps Populous retain dominance in MLS.
Cincinnati: 7-0 victory for FC Cincy
The city council showed no opposition to change in zoning, which effectively paves way for construction of FC Cincinnati stadium. The 7-0 vote doesn't resolve all issues, though.
Cincinnati: Groundbreaking done, now preparing for MLS
It's a very expensive stadium when compared to Europan, Latin American or African counterparts. At the same time, in case of FC Cincinnati it's bound to pay off sooner than later. That's how popular they are.
Cincinnati: Construction (almost) begins on FC Cincy stadium
For the last week construction teams have been dismantling the old athletic stadium in West End, where FC Cincinnati's new MLS home will be. Here's a more detailed timeline of construction.
Cincinnati: Groundbreaking announced for West End Stadium
Though actual construction will only begin in March, enabling works and demolition have to be launched already in November. Official groundbreaking will take place after a month of site clearing, on December 19.
New design: FC Cincinnati's second bid
It's still a draft and subject to change, but since it's been published officially, we're here to show it. FC Cincinnati will soon formally submit their second bid to build an MLS-specific venue.