June 4, 2020 – MLS clubs to return to full team training
Major League Soccer today lifted the team training moratorium implemented on March 12 and MLS clubs may now submit individual club plans to return to first team training. Individual club plans must be reviewed and approved by the club’s medical staff and local infectious disease expert prior to submission to MLS for review.

Full team training will be mandatory for all players as teams take the next step toward a return to match play.

Full Release: MLS clubs to return to full team training - June 4


May 28, 2020 – MLS Clubs to Begin Voluntary Small Group Training Sessions
Major League Soccer today announced that clubs may begin to use outdoor team training fields for small group training sessions in compliance with detailed health and safety protocols that were created in consultation with medical and infectious disease experts. All small group training sessions are voluntary and may not be in conflict with local public health official or government policies.

The small group training sessions will provide an opportunity for players to perform fitness and technical workouts in small groups while maintaining physical distancing protocols, even within individual groups.

Full Release: MLS Clubs to Begin Voluntary Small Group Training Sessions - May 28


May 19, 2020 – MLS provides updates on All-Star Game, Leagues Cup and Campeones Cup
MLS announced the cancellation of three events Wednesday night: the 2020 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target, the Leagues Cup and the Campeones Club. The MLS All-Star Game would've been July 29 in Los Angeles and paired an All-MLS team against an All-Liga MX side. The other two club competitions will resume in 2021.  

Full Release: MLS provides updates on All-Star Game, Leagues Cup, and Campeones Cup - May 19


May 14, 2020 – MLS extends small group and team training moratorium
Major League Soccer has extended the small group and team training moratorium through, and including, Monday, June 1.

MLS players may continue to use outdoor team training fields for voluntary individual workouts, in compliance with local health authorities and government orders, that were created in consultation with medical and infectious disease experts.
 

Full Release: MLS extends small group and team training moratorium - May 14


May 14, 2020 – 2020 updated Ticket Policies
To summarize the updated polices: if a 2020 FCC match originally scheduled at Nippert Stadium is officially canceled – or will be played without spectators – we will automatically apply any 2020 payments made as a credit to your 2021 account balance, PLUS we will also apply an additional 10% Appreciation Credit to your account. The Appreciation Credit will be based on the total 2020 ticket payment for matches affected that is transferred to 2021. You do not need to do anything to have 2020 payments plus a 10% Appreciation Credit applied to your 2021 account balance.

If you would like a refund for any 2020 FCC match originally scheduled at Nippert Stadium that is officially canceled, postponed with no rescheduled date after eight (8) weeks from the original 2020 match date, or will be played without spectators, please contact us and we will provide you a refund for the value of the tickets to the canceled matches or matches played without spectators within 10 business days.

The updated 2020 ticket policies are explained more in-depth in the full release.

Full Release: 2020 Updated Ticket Policies - May 14


May 1, 2020 – MLS announces individual player exercise sessions
Major League Soccer today announced that as of Wednesday, May 6, players may begin to use outdoor team training fields for individual exercise sessions, in compliance with detailed health and safety protocols that were created in consultation with medical and infectious disease experts. All individual exercise sessions are voluntary and may not be in conflict with local public health official or government policies.

Full Release: MLS announces individual player exercise sessions - May 1


April 23, 2020 – MLS extends training moratorium
Major League Soccer has extended the team training moratorium through, and including, Friday, May 15. MLS training facilities remain closed to all players and staff with the exception of players requiring medical treatment or rehabilitation, under the direction of the team medical staff, that cannot be performed from the safety of their residence.

Full Release: MLS extends training moratorium – April 23


April 22, 2020 – Club statement on 2020 ticket status
Once the schedule comes into better focus – and games are rescheduled, cancelled, and/or played without spectators as we accommodate for public health considerations – FC Cincinnati will have greater clarity for our ticket holders and their options for previously purchased 2020 tickets.

Full Release: Club statement on 2020 ticket status – April 2


April 17, 2020 – MLS statement on return to play
MLS remains focused on exploring a wide variety of formats for playing the entire 2020 season including pushing back MLS Cup into December or later. Based on the most recent government guidance, we have extended the moratorium on matches until at least June 8. Like all leagues, we are in discussion with our players about changes to player compensation due to the financial impact on the league and our clubs from the COVID-19 Crisis. We are seeking to work collaboratively with the MLSPA to find a solution that provides a safety net for all players, opportunity to earn full salary in the scenario where all matches are played with fans, and in particular provides protection for the players at the lower end of the salary scale.

Full Release: MLS Statement on return to play – April 17


April 14, 2020 – MLS statement on return to play
Major League Soccer continues to regularly evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including how it will affect our plans for the 2020 season. Although we hoped to return to play in mid-May, that is extremely unlikely based on the guidance of federal and local public health authorities. Our goal remains to play as many games as possible, and while we currently have enough dates to play the entire season, we recognize at this time that it may become difficult to do so. 

Full Release: MLS Statement on return to play – April 14


April 2, 2020 - MLS extends training moratorium: 
MLS has extended the team training moratorium through, and including, April. 24. MLS training facilities remain closed to all players and staff with the exception of players requiring medical treatment or rehabilitation, under the direction of the team medical staff, that cannot be performed from the safety of their residence. 

Full Release: MLS extends team training moratorium through April 24


March 25, 2020 - MLS extends training moratorium:
MLS has extended the team training moratorium through, and including, Friday, April 3. MLS training facilities remain closed to all players and staff with the exception of players requiring medical treatment or rehabilitation, under the direction of the team medical staff, that cannot be performed from the safety of their residence. 

Full Release: MLS training moratorium continues through April 3


March 20, 2020 - MLS extends training moratorium:
MLS has extended the team training moratorium through Friday, March 27. During this time, MLS players are expected to remain in each club’s respective market, and have been advised to exercise safe social distancing measures.

Full Release: MLS extends training moratorium


March 18, 2020 - MLS postpones season until May 10:
MLS announced it was postponing matches through May 10, in accordance with the Center for Disease Control’s guidance not to host events with more than 50 people for eight weeks. MLS reinforced its desire to pull a full 2020 season - including the potential of pushing MLS Cup back into December.

Full Release: MLS extends season suspension in accordance with CDC guidance on COVID-19


March 16, 2020 - FCC Downtown shop closing:
Based on current public health recommendations, the FC Cincinnati Downtown Shop will close operations temporarily. The store will reopen when guidance from authorities allows.

Full Release: Downtown Shop closing


March 15, 2020 - MLS Extends Training Moratorium:
MLS has extended the team training moratorium through Friday, March 20. During this time, MLS players are expected to remain in each club’s respective market, and have been advised to exercise safe social distancing measures.

Full Release: MLS extends training moratorium


March 14, 2020 - FC Cincinnati ticket update on postponed games:
Per MLS league policy, tickets already distributed for the currently affected games will be honored at those games when they are rescheduled. This applies to season tickets, Half-Season Plans, Fave Four Plans, group and single-game tickets. More info below on other situations.

Full Release: Ticket update on postponed games


March 13, 2020 - FCC Downtown Shop updates hours:
Now through March 31, the FCC Downtown Shop will be open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. through 5 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. The store will be closed on Sundays and Mondays through the end of March.

Full Release: UPDATE: Downtown Shop Hours

MLS institutes training moratorium
MLS instituted a team training moratorium for all of its clubs beginning on Friday, March 13 and running through Sunday, March 15, and applies to first-team trainings, reserve teams and academies.

During the training moratorium, MLS players are expected to remain in each club’s respective market and they are permitted to work out independently should they voluntarily choose to do so.


March 12, 2020 - MLS suspends season for 30 days:
Major League Soccer today announced that the league, effective immediately, will suspend the 2020 season for 30 days as it continues to assess the impact of COVID-19.

Also effective immediately:

  • FC Cincinnati Academy operations suspended
  • FC Cincinnati Foundation “Served by the Pros” charitable event on March 22 will be rescheduled
  • All scheduled player appearances will be cancelled and the club’s MLS WORKS Greener Goals service projects on April 8 and April 14 will rescheduled to later dates

Full Release: MLS Suspends season for 30 days

QUESTIONS

 I have a ticket to an FC Cincinnati game at Nippert Stadium in the next 60 days. Now what?

No action is needed. The current ticket will remain valid for a rescheduled contest. Decisions on rescheduled games will be made in conjunction with Major League Soccer and all national authorities and announced accordingly.

 What if transferred my tickets to another account for an FC Cincinnati game at Nippert Stadium in the next 60 days?

Any transferred tickets will remain valid to gain entry to a rescheduled match.

 I had purchased a ticket to an FC Cincinnati away match in the next 60 days. What happens now?

All MLS matches are currently being postponed to be rescheduled at a later date. Away tickets to any matches will be honored for the rescheduled date.

 What about games after the 60-day suspension period from MLS?

All Major League Soccer games through May 10 have been suspended. Should the league need to suspend games for a longer period, the league will announce all information accordingly.

 Where can I stay up to date on all information moving forward?

Please follow fccincinnati.com and FC Cincinnati (@fccincinnati) on all social media platforms as the club provides the most up-to-date information to our fans as possible. Information will also be updated on the club’s app, which is available on both Apple iOS and Android platforms.

 What steps can I take to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

Click here for advice from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on measures that you can take to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Six easy steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus
There are currently no medications to prevent or treat coronavirus, but you can limit your exposure and prevent the spread of germs:

  1. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitize. cdc.gov/handwashing
  2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  3. Cover your mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  4. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  6. Stay home when you are sick.

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