Check Out the New West End Stadium; FCC Unveils Designs


( Cincinnati, OH ) - FC Cincinnati fans now know what the new West End Stadium will look like once construction is completed.

Check out a video released today of the new designs:

Foundation work is already underway at the stadium site. It's on track to be ready in time for the 2021 MLS season.

(Photo Credit: Twitter Account - @WestEndStadium)

EXTERNAL DISTINGUISHING FEATURES

  • A complete, 360-degree canopy roof will cover every single seat in the stadium
  • A total of 513 vertical fins will form the wave-like external structure that encloses the stadium
  • Custom LED lighting on each fin will help the stadium appear to glow when lit for evening events
  • Through a feature seen only on West End Stadium, a one-of-a-kind lighting feature utilizing the fins’ LED lighting system will allow unique motion sequences to be displayed on the stadium’s east-facing façade
  • The west-side façade will feature a more traditional, glass aesthetic to create a smooth transition into the surrounding neighborhood
  • A total of six entrance gates will bring fans into the building at concourse level
  • The Grand Staircase rises 30 feet from Central Parkway, providing a regal entrance into the stadium and showcasing the club’s world-famous supporters march
  • The Mercy Health Plaza, located in the southeast corner of the stadium, will provide accessible community programming space at the crossroads of two neighborhoods: the West End and Over-the-Rhine

INTERNAL DESIGN FEATURES

  • Final seating capacity will be between 26,000 and 26,500, pending the final seating manifest
  • A 110-yard by 75-yard natural grass field
  • A central field tunnel that guides the teams out just inches from the fans
  • A total of 59 suites – including 2 party suites and 3 three field-level suites – the most in MLS for a venue that does not also host an NFL team
  • A total of 4,500 total seats in the premium clubs
    • Four distinct premium club areas, each with unique designs andamenities, varying hospitality options and different locations throughout the stadium
  • 3,100 safe-standing seats in The Bailey, the designated supporter’s section that encompasses almost the entire north end of the stadium
    • The Bailey rises from field level at a dramatic 34-degree pitch, continuously spanning both seating levels of the stadium
  • The upper mezzanine wraps around three sides of the stadium to completely enclose the bowl
    • The upper mezzanine is also pitched at 34 degrees, putting the farthest seat in the stadium only 130 feet from the field
  • The closest seat is 15 feet from the playing field
  • Two video boards and two LED ribbon scoreboards that wrap the mezzanine’s façade around the stadium
  • Indoor seating to accommodate 75 media members in the press box, plus three television booths, four radio booths and one auxiliary broadcast booth on the east-facing press level. Six TV broadcast trucks (including satellite trucks) can be accommodated in the broadcast compound, with overflow space adjacent to the stadium.