FC Cincinnati has selected leading sports builder Turner Construction Company, together with a team of sports development partners—including MEIS, Machete, and U.S. Bank—to design, build, and deliver a stadium for the team
Turner is pleased to announce that FC Cincinnati has selected the firm to manage construction of a new Major League Soccer stadium. At more than $200 million, the stadium— currently in the conceptual design phase—will feature at least 21,000 seats for the growing fan base of the newest MLS franchise.
“We are pleased and honored to be a part of this transformative project,” said Turner Vice President and General Manager David Spaulding, noting that the team currently plays at the University of Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium, where Turner recently completed a major renovation and expansion of the facilities. “Our efforts will be focused on not only constructing a state-of-the-art stadium for this incredible team and their fans, but also creating opportunities and an environment for community engagement and involvement.”
Spaulding also noted that Turner has managed construction of more than 450 sports projects, including nearly half of all current Major League Soccer stadiums.
“We’re thrilled to secure all four of these companies for our MLS stadium project,” said FC Cincinnati President and General Manager Jeff Berding, referring to Turner, designer MEIS, entertainment venue developer Machete Group, and financing supporter U.S. Bank. “On the design and construction side, we had several strong options in each area. However, MEIS and Turner are trend-setters and have led the recent movement toward fan-centered facilities. To have two of the industry’s top firms joining forces to work on our MLS stadium is really exciting. Not only do they each bring experience creating iconic stadiums, they also have extensive experience working together on the same projects to build some of the greatest venues in our sport.
Among Turner’s MLS stadium projects are CenturyLink Field (Seattle), Toyota Park (Chicago), Providence Park (Portland), Yankee Stadium (New York FC), Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (Commerce City, Colo.), Rio Tinto Stadium (Salt Lake City), Sporting Park (Kansas City) and Audi Field (D.C.).