FC Cincinnati Unveils On-Field Suites At Nippert Stadium
USL club FC Cincinnati has "unveiled two premium seating locations this season" at Nippert Stadium with the addition of "two on-field suites with space for 30 fans each," according to Steve Watkins of the CINCINNATI BUSINESS COURIER. The move was a "natural step" after the team "widened the field at Nippert Stadium" on the Univ. of Cincinnati campus before last season. The suites "feature high-top tables and areas for people to stand and socialize" and they "have a drink rail, too." Each suite "costs $5,000 per game," and food and drink is "a la carte and at the suite holders’ discretion." FC Cincinnati President & GM Jeff Berding said, “UC basketball and Xavier basketball have their courtside seats. This is our version." Berding said that the areas that now house those suites "had team banners over them last year." The space was "unused," but they "had a strong need." FC Cincinnati VP/Sales Jeff Smith said that "all of its other premium seats are largely sold out." The team has "sold all of its 1,100 club seats and 220 premium club seats for its 17-game regular season home schedule" and "all but one of the suites is sold, too." The team "sells the remaining suite on a game-by-game basis" (BIZJOURNALS.com, 4/25).