FC Cincinnati Doubles Offer to CPS: Hear From FC President Today On Cincinnati Edition

Mar 14, 2018

Oakley, the West End or Newport? Much of FC Cincinnati’s recent focus has been on the West End, and the soccer team just sweetened its proposed deal to CPS for a stadium there. 

"If we are to proceed in the West End, FC Cincinnati must spend nearly $1 million beginning at 5 p.m. today on real estate acquisition options for necessary site proprieties," the league said in a statement. "As such, we have made a final offer to CPS more than doubling our offer from Monday to pay $750,000 each year over the first 10 years in the new stadium, and to pay a consistent annual amount thereafter."

What does this new deal mean, and how might CPS respond? Listen to Cincinnati Edition today starting at 1:00 p.m., where we will be joined by FC Cincinnati president and general manager Jeff Berding; former Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory, who is now the community outreach spokesman for the team’s stadium effort; and WCPO.com/WCPO Insider Government and Political reporter Amanda Seitz.

The afternoon discussion will also discuss whether FC Cincinnati will win its bid for a Major League Soccer franchise. In December, MLS awarded one of the two expansion franchises to Nashville, but the league has been slow in naming the second.