Starting Over on the Stadium Design for FC Cincinnati

The architect working on the design for a new MLS stadium in the West end says they are starting over. Dan Meis says the earlier designs that have been released are being reworked to reflect building the stadium in one of Cincinnati's most historic neighborhoods.

Meis who also designed Paul Brown Stadium says the club still wants a futuristic look to the building but doesn't  want it to look out of place either. FC Cincinnati has announced that Turner Construction will be the general contractor for the development and the financing will be handled by US Bank. The hope is to break ground by the end of this year and have the stadium ready for the 2021 MLS season.

The total cost of the stadium has not been worked out yet and they have not decided yet on just how many people it will hold. President Jeff Berding says the West End stadium will have a minimum capacity of 21,000 but could end up seating 25,000 or more. 

Meetings to get neighborhood input on the stadium design will be held starting next month. The photo below provided by FC Cincinnati and Turner Construction shows the West End neighborhood with the site for the FCC stadium shaded in blue.

Overview of FCC Stadium site

Overview of FCC Stadium site