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FC Cincinnati Owners Sign Option To Buy Sight For New Stadium, Strengthening MLS Hopes

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 22 / 17

USL club FC Cincinnati's owners have "signed an option to buy a site" in Cincinnati's Oakley neighborhood for a new stadium, "filling one of the key remaining criteria needed to win" an MLS expansion franchise, according to Steve Watkins of the CINCINNATI BUSINESS COURIER. Neither FC Cincinnati Pres...

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