CINCINNATI (CelebrityAccess) Soccer club FC Cincinnati released several images of the its initial concept designs for its MLS West End Stadium Oct. 9.
Designed by Meis Architects with support from Cincinnati-based Elevar, the renderings and site plan were approved by club ownership Friday. The renderings feature a stadium capacity of 25,500 to 26,500 depending on final design elements. Its canopy roof is designed to go around the entire bowl and cover all seating rows, which should help suppress noise. The roof and stadium facades are expected to be built from ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoro-ethylene), featured at Minneapolis’ US Bank Stadium.
“We’re thrilled with the concept design for our West End Stadium and all of the work done by Meis and Elevar,” FC Cincinnati President and General Manager Jeff Berding said. “We’ve received tremendous support from the West End and the Design Committee and we believe we’re bringing a transformational stadium to Cincinnati. We know that the design process will continue and our final product will likely continue to evolve, but we are proud to share our updated plans.
“We believe our West End stadium will be a catalyst for the neighborhood, but also help position Cincinnati as a ‘City on the Rise’ on both a national and international scale,” Berding added.
The full concept is to be presented to the City of Cincinnati Nov. 19, construction is expected to begin next year, and facility is expected to debut March 2021.