FC Cincinnati has released initial renderings of its West End Stadium before construction gets underway in 2019.
Designed by Meis Architects and supported locally by Elevar, the stadium’s capacity is expected to be 26,000.
Prominent features include a canopy roof configured around the entire bowl to cover all seating rows, which is intended to enhance the fan experience inside the stadium while suppressing noise externally.
The façades of the roof and stadium are equipped with Ethylene Tetrafluoro-ethylene (ETFE) foil technology, allowing for varying colours and patterns to be displayed on the translucent surface.
Cincinnati’s designated supporters section, the Bailey, will preside over the north end of the stadium. The seating capacity is set to nearly double the 1,700 seats allocated at the club’s current home, Nippert Stadium.
FC Cincinnati president and general manager Jeff Berding said:
We’re thrilled with the concept design for our West End Stadium and all of the work done by Meis and Elevar.
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.
Opening of the $250 million stadium is scheduled for March 2021.