FC Cincinnati broke ground on the stadium in the West End in December of 2018, now less than three years later it is set to host the first MLS match. The soccer club spent $250 million of their own money building the new facility which is being called one of the best soccer stadiums in the world. FC Cincinnati decided on the West End location after considering sites in Newport and Oakley as well.
Team Owner Carl Lindner III says he is amazed that the 3000 workers who worked on the project managed to get it done on time and on budget in the midst of the pandemic. Lindner tells Newsradio 700 WLW that every time he walks in, he smiles. He says "the end product, inside and outside, way exceeded all of my expectations."
TQL Stadium will hold 26,000 people once all pandemic restrictions are lifted and that includes 4500 exclusive club level seats and 49 luxury boxes. There are also over 3 thousand tickets available for fans to stand and cheer on the club from behind the west net in The Bailey.
We were given a sneak peak inside the stadium this week, check out all the photos below.