FC Cincinnati planning for mid-Might 2021 opener at West Finish Stadium

Put mid-Might on the calendars, FC Cincinnati supporters.

FC Cincinnati president Jeff Berding introduced Thursday that their home opener is roughly three months away, because the membership eyes a mid-Might debut recreation at West Finish Stadium. They’ll additionally host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Might 1.

The 2021 MLS season is now slated to begin April 17, with the full schedule anticipated to be unveiled within the coming weeks.

“Our new home is constructed by Cincinnati, for Cincinnati, and we will’t wait!” Berding said in a team launch. “As soon as we obtain our schedule from Major League Soccer we’ll share with the general public and hope everybody can get pleasure from a match in our inaugural season in West Finish Stadium.” 

FC Cincinnati, coming into their third season in MLS, have beforehand played their home matches at Nippert Stadium on the College of Cincinnati campus. The membership spent 2016-18 in USL, then joined MLS in 2019 as an enlargement side.

The membership broke ground on West Finish Stadium in December 2018. The soccer-specific venue is anticipated to seat 26,000 followers, with the enjoying floor using new turfgrass know-how.

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