As construction on FC Cincinnati’s new West End stadium continues ahead of its expected opening in Spring 2021, the Major League Soccer side has asked fans to choose the design of the venue’s seating bowl.
The club has setup a voting competition where fans can select their favorite design from four options for the seating section of the 26,000 capacity venue. Seat installation is expected to begin in the fall and fans will be able to play a lasting contribution to the venue’s design through the competition, which runs until 11:59ET, May 22.
The US$250m Populous designed venue will be one of the largest soccer-specific stadiums in Major League Soccer. The design includes 53 traditional suites and 4,500 premium seats throughout four premium club spaces. Additionally, the team’s famous supporters’ section, The Bailey, will grow to be more than 3,100 strong and loom over opponents at a 34-degree angle at the stadium’s north end. A 360-degree canopy roof will cover every seat in the stadium, but still allow sufficient sun in to grow a natural grass field. The stadium will have five team locker rooms, including a comprehensive team suite for FC Cincinnati that features a dressing room, coaches offices, lounge, equipment storage and the Mercy Health Center of Excellence for the team’s medical and game day fitness needs.