FC Cincinnati has cleared 20,000 season ticket sales ahead of its inaugural season in MLS. The club led the second-tier USL in attendance each of the previous three seasons leading directly to FCC moving to the front of the MLS expansion line.
The club’s official Twitter feed announced the feat yesterday (Wednesday). The milestone was achieved in the same week that FCC will play its first-ever MLS match following extensive preparations. The club’s first-ever MLS campaign will begin this Sunday in Seattle.
FC Cincinnati, which averaged over 25,000 fans a match in USL last season, will play its first MLS home match at Nippert Stadium on March 17. Nippert Stadium, which is located on campus of the University of Cincinnati, has been FCC’s home venue since 2016 and will continue to serve in that capacity for the 2019 and 2020 MLS seasons.
The club’s new ground in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati is scheduled to open in 2021. The new facility will seat between 25,500 and 26,500 fans and will cost approximately $250m to build.
On Tuesday, the club announced that it had secured three new sponsors.