CINCINNATI/ July 20, 2018 (STL.News)
Turner is pleased to announce that FC Cincinnati has selected the firm to manage construction of a new Major League Soccer stadium. At more than $200 million, the stadium—currently in the conceptual design phase—will feature at least 21,000 seats for the growing fan base of the newest MLS franchise.
“We are pleased and honored to be a part of this transformative project,” said Turner Vice President and General Manager David Spaulding, noting that the team currently plays at the University of Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium, where Turner recently completed a major renovation and expansion of the facilities. “Our efforts will be focused on not only constructing a state-of-the-art stadium for this incredible team and their fans, but also creating opportunities and an environment for community engagement and involvement.”
Spaulding also noted that Turner has managed construction of more than 450 sports projects, including nearly half of all current Major League Soccer stadiums.
“We’re thrilled to secure all four of these companies for our MLS stadium project,” said FC Cincinnati President and General Manager Jeff Berding, referring to Turner, designer MEIS, entertainment venue developer Machete Group, and financing supporter U.S. Bank. “On the design and construction side, we had several strong options in each area. However, MEIS and Turner are trend-setters and have led the recent movement toward fan-centered facilities. To have two of the industry’s top firms joining forces to work on our MLS stadium is really exciting. Not only do they each bring experience creating iconic stadiums, they also have extensive experience working together on the same projects to build some of the greatest venues in our sport.
Among Turner’s MLS stadium projects are CenturyLink Field (Seattle), Toyota Park (Chicago), Providence Park (Portland), Yankee Stadium (New York FC), Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (Commerce City, Colorado), Rio Tinto Stadium (Salt Lake City), and Sporting Park (Kansas City).
About Turner Construction Company
Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company. Founded in 1902, Turner first made its mark on the industry pioneering the use of steel-reinforced concrete for general building, which enabled the company to deliver safer, stronger, and more efficient buildings to clients. The company continues to embrace emerging technologies and offers an increasingly diverse set of services. With an annual construction volume of $11 billion, Turner is the largest builder in the United States, ranking first in the major market segments of the building construction field, including healthcare, education, sports, commercial, and green building. The firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, one of the world’s leading international construction service providers. For more information please visit http://www.turnerconstruction.com.
About FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati is a professional soccer club that currently plays in the United Soccer League, and has been selected as an expansion team to begin play in the nation’s top league in 2019. The club’s ownership group is led by majority owner Carl H. Lindner III and also includes Scott Farmer and George Joseph. Launched in 2015 by current President and General Manager Jeff Berding, FCC began play in the USL in 2016. The club has earned postseason berths in both of its USL seasons, and, in 2017, also advanced to the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup that included pair of victories over MLS squads. The team currently plays its home games at the historic Nippert Stadium on the campus of the University of Cincinnati.