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Plans Released for New $200 Million MLS Stadium in Cincinnati

The Major League Soccer Team FC Cincinnati is planning on building a stadium, along with attached mixed-use development, in the West End neighborhood of its hometown.
November 29, 2018, 2pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"FC Cincinnati filed more detailed preliminary plans for its $200 million soccer stadium in the West End with the Cincinnati Planning Commission this week," reports Nick Swartsell.

The plan is much more than just a stadium and a parking lot, according to Swartsell. The team is also considering retail, residential and office developments around the stadium on Central Parkway and Wade Streets.

Swartsell also shares details on the team's plan to address two of the biggest concerns when it comes to new stadiums, parking and uses. On that latter issue, the team plans 25 games during its first year of operation in 2021, with three of four additional concerts or events throughout the year.

As for parking:

FCC would construct about 500 of the required 5,300 parking spaces onsite in the form of underground garages and surface lots, while Hamilton County will build a parking garage just outside the stadium off of Central Parkway with another 500-1,000 spaces. The team says the rest of the parking will come from various sites within about two-thirds of a mile of the facility.

The article includes a link to the zoning change request that contains the plans, and a lot of additional detail about the plan.

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Published on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 in CityBeat
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