Several intersections may need work if Oakley gets FC Cincinnati stadium

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - FC Cincinnati is still in the mix to receive an MLS bid for 2020, however, the city still has yet to strike a stadium deal.

For now, all three site options are still in play: Oakley, the West End, and Newport, Ky.

Oakley held a town hall-style meeting Monday night to discuss the club's stadium proposal in their area. FC Cincinnati put on a presentation which dealt with the traffic concerns residents had. The traffic study is not complete but so far, the study read several intersections are anticipated to need improvements to accommodate the stadium.

The soccer-specific stadium would be 28,000 seats and hold about 30 events a year.

People for and against putting a stadium in Oakley attended the meeting.

In November, FCC secured the former Cast-Fab Technologies site near Oakley Station to build its stadium, said team General Manager Jeff Berding. The legal contract would allow the team to buy the land if the city of Cincinnati and Hamilton County were able to come up with infrastructure funding, said Berding.

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The Cincinnati Public School District Board of Education recently put out a survey to seek input from the community about plans for a stadium in the West End. That survey can be found here. The survey will remain open until Tuesday at midnight and the results will be reviewed at 11 a.m. on Wednesday.

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