Construction continues at FC Cincinnati’s new West End Stadium in West End Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. The new stadium features a 360-degree canopy which covers every seat in the stadium. (Photo: Hannah Ruhoff)
The seats are getting ready to be installed this week at FC Cincinnati’s new West End Stadium – just as most of them are going on sale.
Deposits on reserved seating ticket sales began Monday as construction workers inside the stadium prepped for adding seats.
It remains on track to open in March 2021. The scoreboards are installed and the grand staircase leading from Central Avenue into the stadium is under construction.
The stadiums’ nearly 4,500 club seats, which went on sale in May, are basically sold out, except for a few of the most expensive seats in the most luxurious of the clubs, Tunnel Club ($10,000 for the season), and some individual seats.
Beginning today, through Oct. 16, fans can place a $50 deposit for 2021 season tickets in the 26,000-seat stadium.
Prices start at $325 – less than $20 a game – for the 3,170 standing spacesin The Bailey (the same as in Nippert Stadium). They top out at$900 for the best reserved seats in the stadium.
Minus club seating and The Bailey there are 18,000 seats, though all won’t be sold as season tickets.
Single ticket sale information won’t come until 2021 when games are scheduled for the season.
FC Cincinnati President Jeff Berding during a media tour Monday pledged there is not a bad seat in the stadium. Unlike Nippert Stadium where the team plays now, every seat will be under a canopy, allowing fans to avoid any rain.
Jeff Smith, vice president of sales for the team, said the team is working with the governor’s office to draw up a plan for potential coronavirus-related spectator limits.
“The West End Stadium isn’t like any other sports or entertainment venue in Cincinnati and I can’t wait for our fans to enjoy it,” Smith said.
To reserve seats: www.westendstadium.com
Deposit: $50, non-refundable
Online 3-D look at seats: https://www.westendstadium.com/
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