FCC breaks ground on new practice center

FCC breaks ground on new practice center
FC Cincinnati broke ground on its new practice center in Milford. The groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday at the Lila Avenue site.

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - FC Cincinnati broke ground on its new practice center in Milford.

The groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday at the Lila Avenue site.

Cincinnati-based MSA Sport is designing the building, Turner Construction will be building the $30 million facility, which is privately financed by the team.

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The team says the center covers 23.6 acres of land, with 3 full size and fully-lit soccer fields and a 30,000 square foot building that will serve as the team headquarters.

There will also be space dedicated to the FCC Academy teams and a maintenance facility.

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The center will also host several soccer events each year, including scrimmages, FCC Academy games and local soccer tournaments.

It is expected to open by August of 2019.

FC Cincinnati announced that Mercy Health will now be the naming partner of the training complex.

“We’re thrilled to break ground on our new training center and to announce the exciting news of our Mercy Health naming partnership,” FC Cincinnati President and General Manager Jeff Berding said. “This is the perfect extension for both FC Cincinnati and Mercy Health as it deepens our connections into the first team and player development and health functions of FC Cincinnati, while providing so many new opportunities to expand our community-focused efforts, especially in the Milford area.”

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