CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Why not build a soccer stadium in Oakley or Newport?
"Experience shows that successful MLS teams have stadiums in the urban core," reads a statement released Thursday by FC Cincinnati President and General Manager Jeff Berding.
The statement comes a day after Cincinnati Public Schools said it was willing to continue a discussion with the club regarding a West End stadium (after that deal recently appeared to fall through).
Berding's statement can be read in full below, but here are a couple of snippets regarding Oakley and Newport:
- "We do not believe Oakley is the best fit for a move into MLS at this time..."
- "We have not been able to reach an agreement on site development and financing plans (in Newport)..."
Cincinnati has been vying for a Major League Soccer expansion bid against Detroit and Sacramento for several months. Nashville was granted one of the two available 2020 bids earlier this year.