CINCINNATI – FC Cincinnati will conclude their final regular season at Nippert Stadium with a mid-week match against Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday, Oct. 28, after five seasons played at the historic venue. The Orange and Blue will celebrate the occasion with the Farewell to Nippert campaign, a tribute to the club’s home for the past five years.
Leading up to the home finale, FCC will launch a series of contests, promotions and events ahead of the historic sendoff. The club and fans alike will relive their favorite memories with our Fan Memory of the Match and Shots of Nippert presented by El Jimador contests. Supporters will have the opportunity to celebrate the Orange and Blue’s five years at Nippert Stadium with current and former players at the Heineken Happy Hour.
Since the club’s creation, Nippert Stadium has served as the home for the Orange and Blue. FC Cincinnati played their first-ever home game, a 2-1 win, against Charlotte Independence on April 9, 2016. Since then, the venue has been the site for many fan-favorite memories, including the sold-out international friendly against Crystal Palace on July 16, 2016, the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup run and the 2018 USL regular-season championship season. Nippert Stadium and the Orange and Blue faithful were showcased on the world stage when FC Cincinnati faced the Portland Timbers on March 17, 2019 in the club’s first ever MLS regular-season home match.
The club’s state-of-the-art West End Stadium, located in the historic West End neighborhood, will open in Spring 2021.
All campaign details can be found on the Farewell to Nippert hub.
Farewell to Nippert campaign
Campaign details include:
- Fan Memory of the Match: Starting on Friday, Oct. 9, fans can submit their favorite memories of Nippert Stadium in a photo or video, 30 seconds or less. A panel of judges will vote on the best submission to receive one (1) Bold Kit jersey and a 5-year anniversary scarf.
- Shots of Nippert presented by El Jimador: Photographers will submit their favorite pictures taken over the past five years for an online fan-voting contest. Fans will be invited to select their favorite photos from each season and the top selections will be used to create the final Wallpaper Wednesday of 2020.
- Heineken Happy Hour: Current and former players will join Tom Gelehrter and Kevin McCloskey as they share their fondest memories and experiences at Nippert Stadium. Fans will be able to submit questions and five (5) fans will be randomly selected to win a 5-year anniversary scarf.
FC Cincinnati will begin a five-match homestand on Sunday, Oct. 11 when they will play Toronto FC at Nippert Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET, and the game will be televised on WSTR 64, carried on the radio on WDJO (99.5 FM, 107.9 FM and 1480 AM), streamed regionally on fccincinnati.com/stream, out of market on ESPN+, while an audio stream will be available at TuneIn (WDJO) and fccincinnati.com.
For up-to-the-minute information about FC Cincinnati, visit the team’s official website at fccincinnati.com, or follow the team on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @FCCincinnati. Additionally, fans are encouraged to download the team’s official mobile app on the Apple App Store or Google Play for instant access to mobile tickets, team content and match notifications.
Information about seating options at the club’s state-of-the-art West End Stadium – which will open in Spring 2021 – is now available at westendstadium.com. Season ticket deposits are now being accepted for traditional reserved seating and The Bailey. For more information about 2021 season memberships, visit westendstadium.com or the stadium’s social properties on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram at @WestEndStadium, or by calling the team’s sales and service staff at 513-977-5425.