FC Cincinnati

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Representatives with FC Cincinnati are planning meetings either Friday or Monday with tenants who are being asked to move out of apartments now owned by the team on Wade Street and Central Avenue in the West End.

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Updated: Wednesday, 9:37 a.m.

Two Cincinnati City Council members are offering a solution to make sure some West End residents don't lose their housing because of the new FC Cincinnati soccer stadium.  

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At the pinnacle of construction, as many as 300 people will be working on FC Cincinnati's new stadium in the West End. The team, contractors, and CityLink are cooperating to make sure some of those people will be from the neighborhood.

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"99 years old, that was her home," Kim Dillard says of her aunt's home on Wade Street in the West End. "She didn't expect to uproot or anything. She didn't expect this, none of us do." Dillard's 99-year-old aunt, Mary Page, will have to relocate now that FC Cincinnati has purchased the apartment building, which borders the site of the team's future stadium.

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A sold-out crowd of more than 32,000 people cheered, chanted and sang as FC Cincinnati took the field at home for the first time in Major League Soccer Sunday night. The final score was 3-nil to the home team.

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The drums will be banging and the flags will be waving Sunday as FC Cincinnati plays its first-ever home match in Major League Soccer.

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FC Cincinnati lost to the Seattle Sounders FC in its first Major League Soccer match last Saturday.

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Days before FC Cincinnati starts its inaugural season in Major League Soccer, the general manager is looking at how the team got to where it is. Jeff Berding says the last four years have been intense, but fun and enjoyable. He says fan support is responsible for the minor league club moving to the big league.

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FC Cincinnati will have a new radio affiliate for its new league. Under a two-year deal announced Tuesday, FC Cincinnati's inaugural Major League Soccer season will be broadcast on oldies WDJO's three frequencies: 1480 AM, 99.5 FM and 107.9 FM.

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Cincinnati City Council on Thursday approved a zone change and the initial concept plan for the FC Cincinnati stadium to be built in the West End.

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Cincinnati City Council is expected to vote Thursday on an ordinance to provide $75,000 to help a West End business owner re-open in the neighborhood.  

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Negotiations over a new soccer stadium for FC Cincinnati continue. The club reached an agreement with local arts associations over noise issues at Music Hall but has not yet struck a deal with the Cincinnati Ballet over a parking lot. And Cincinnati City Council approved a land swap deal with the team this week but put off a vote on a development plan and zoning change. That delay is holding up stadium construction.

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Cincinnati City Council voted to delay a vote on a zone change needed to allow FC Cincinnati stadium to move forward.

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Cincinnati Council's Budget and Finance Committee Monday approved an agreement that would sell a city-owned parking lot to FC Cincinnati for its stadium project in the West End.

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Cincinnati officials and FC Cincinnati have reached an agreement to sell a city-owned parking lot behind Police District 1 that the team needs to build its new stadium in the West End.

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Updated: 10:02 p.m.

Cincinnati City Council's Economic Growth and Zoning Committee Tuesday approved a zoning change needed for the FC Cincinnati stadium to be built in the West End. But the full council will not vote on the issue until next week.

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Updated: 9:45 p.m.

A preliminary report says noise from an FC Cincinnati game at its soon-to-be-built stadium in the West End will be audible during performances in Music Hall's Springer Auditorium.

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