FC Cincinnati announces development partners for $200m soccer stadium

2 July 2018 (Last Updated July 25th, 2018 08:22)

FC Cincinnati has announced the development partners for its more than $200m Major League Soccer stadium in the West End, Cincinnati, Ohio.

FC Cincinnati announces development partners for $200m soccer stadium
Major League Soccer stadium is expected to open for matches in 2021. Credit: FC Cincinnati / SportsEngine.

FC Cincinnati has announced the development partners for its more than $200m Major League Soccer stadium in the West End, Cincinnati, Ohio.

The new facility will be designed by architectural firm MEIS, while Turner Construction will undertake construction and Machete Group will manage all phases of FCC’s West End stadium.

US Bank will support FC Cincinnati in acquiring the team and building the new stadium by serving as the finance partner.

FC Cincinnati president and general manager Jeff Berding said: “We’re thrilled to secure all four of these companies for our MLS stadium project. On the design and construction side, we had several strong options in each area.

“To have two of the industry’s top firms joining forces to work on our MLS stadium is really exciting.”

“However, MEIS and Turner are trendsetters and have led the recent movement toward fan-centred facilities. To have two of the industry’s top firms joining forces to work on our MLS stadium is really exciting.

“Not only do they each bring experience creating iconic stadiums, they also have extensive experience working together on the same projects to build some of the greatest venues in our sport.

“Having an industry leader like Machete guiding the project, and with the financial support from US Bank and its experience in the sports market, we’ve assembled a stellar, collaborative group that will deliver us a venue that is fitting of the Queen City, the West End and the club’s future.”

FC Cincinnati expects to break ground on the project by the end of this year.

The foundations will be laid down by the second quarter of next year. The stadium is expected to open for matches in 2021.