|United States of America
|$ 250 mln
|18/12/2018 - 06/03/2021
TQL Stadium – design description
When it was announced in March of 2019 that Populous would take over design work at FC Cincinnati's stadium, it was widely believed that there would only be a slight evolution of the plan. Meanwhile, the outcome is a nearly entirely revamped plan, at least in terms of architecture created.
The stadium's facade was changed from translucent membrane to an intricate set of 513 fins, each richly covered with LED lights. As a result, the facade provides great ventilation and may still become a living screen at night. This won't happen only on the west side, which is closer to homes of the local community and light pollution was an issue. Here, at the main stand, which will house club offices, sporting facilities and bulk of the hospitality.
While we're at hospitality, the stadium will offer a great percentage of premium seating, 17% of total capacity. That's unseen throughout MLS and final number of expensive seats can be matched only by NFL stadia. Overall, 4,500 premium seats are planned, spread across open sections, 54 private boxes, 2 party suites and 3 field-level suites.
On the other side of the spectrum, regular fans will also will not only fide affordable seats within 15 and 130 feet from the field (5-40 meters). There's also a single-tiered safe standing terrace behind the north goal.
New stadium: FC Cincinnati's illuminated home
FC Cincinnati are playing their third season in MLS but their first in a new stadium. Club fans can boast a unique, multimedia facade of the facility and a large number of high-standard seats.
Ohio: FC Cincinnati bags naming rights a week before opening
Just days before the new West End stadium welcomes first supporters, it receives its official commercial name. It’s TQL Stadium from now on.
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USA: West End Stadium facade lights up
The West End Stadium presented its facade possibilities on Thursday. An eye-catching light display only confirmed the massive capabilities of the new venue of FC Cincinnati.
Ohio: West End Stadium's turf delivered
It's only the second hybrid field across America's association football league. The Cincinnati stadium will also depend on grow lights because of significant shade from the roof.
Ohio: FC Cincinnati from March at the new stadium
The new FC Cincinnati stadium will open in March, 2021. West End Stadium will be a kind of bridge between the city centre and residential areas. This will be reflected in the facade of the stadium, the aesthetics of which matches the architecture of the neighbouring districts. Further funding has just been granted.
Ohio: Sad farewell to Nippert Stadium
After five years FC Cincinnati have played their last game at Nippert Stadium. It might be a short period for some but for them it's a crucial time in club history, when the club earned one of the US's top football attendances.
Cincinnati: West End Stadium construction stopped over... racism
After two racists incidents occurred last week, general contractor of West End Stadium in Cincinnati decided to stop all work until all workers get it: racism will not be accepted.
Cincinnati: FCC fans want club symbol on stadium seats
Over 5,000 people voted and 95% of them asked for seats to have Gary the winged lion depicted on the east stand of the new stadium. Here's the entire seating layout of West End Stadium.
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It was top of the fans' wish list from the start. But only now Audi Field is getting the long desired safe standing section. In fact, two of them. Conversion will be ready before the upcoming MLS season.
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Cincinnati: FC Cincy announces suite sales, conflict over parking
54 suites available for 5-10 years each, that's what FC Cincinnati revealed on Thursday. However, the club is still deadlocked with Hamilton County with regard to 1,000 parking spaces to be built beside the stadium.
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.