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FC Cincinnati hosts first full capacity match

Published: Jun. 17, 2021 at 12:36 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Saturday marks the first time FC Cincinnati may hold a full-capacity match at TQL Stadium.

The only seats that will be blocked off are those in between the players’ benches per Major League Soccer rules.

“We’re going to have right up against 26,000, and it’s going to be a fun time to celebrate in here,” Supporter Group Liaison Brandon Jones said.

Single-game tickets went on sale in early June and the heartbeat of the club, The Bailey, is set to pack the north end zone.

For this match and the match against Columbus, tickets sold out in The Bailey very quickly. “It will be 3,100 in here very strong giving us a great environment,” Jones added.

FC Cincinnati will be kicking off for the first time in three weeks playing its third match at home this season.

“It’s only two hours, it’s non-stop action, to see this Bailey twice the size of Nippert Stadium, it’s going to be a fun time for fans,” FC Cincinnati President Jeff Berding said.

Gates will open 90 minutes prior to kickoff at 7:30 p.m. Saturday when 1-4-1 FC Cincinnati hosts 4-2-1 Colorado Rapids.

“Restaurant owners, bar owners have suffered. Make a day of it...come down. Park in Washington Park, OTR, The Banks, take the streetcar over. Arrive early,” Berding said. “We want people to have their app ready, their FC Cincinnati App. We want you to be able to get into the stadium and be settled.”

Saturday will be the first of three matches in eight days for FC Cincinnati.

Single-match tickets are available at 513-977-9425 and on FC Cincinnati’s website.

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