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FC Cincinnati passes 18,000 season ticket mark

FC Cincinnati has already sold 18,000 season tickets for its inaugural MLS season, which will kick off in March 2019.

The club sold a total 18,007 season tickets for its final season in the second-tier USL.

“Our fans continue to amaze us,” Jeff Smith, FC Cincinnati vice-president of ticket sales and service, said. “It’s remarkable that we’ve already passed our 2018 numbers before the calendar has even turned to 2019. There is a palpable excitement and anticipation for our first MLS season, and the fans who have already secured their season memberships are ready and raring to go.

Meanwhile according to published reports, the City of Cincinnati and MLS are studying the possibility of closing the city’s Central Parkway road on game days when the new FC Cincinnati ground is complete sometime in March 2021, to protect fans walking to and from the stadium. In addition, the city will have to work with the club on a parking facility to hold up to 5,300 cars near the new stadium. The new facility will seat no more than 26,500.

The city will hold a planning commission meeting to discuss the stadium on January 4.