The FC Cincinnati Mercy Health Training Center will include three full-size, lighted soccer fields (two grass, one artificial turf), as well as a goalkeeper-specific training area. The MLS team will be housed in a 30,000 sq. ft., multilevel building abutting the fields, while the FCC Academy teams will have an adjacent dedicated area along the practice fields.
The design of the facility is inspired by the mission and values of FC Cincinnati and reflects a progressive, environmentally sustainable, modern aesthetic reflective of the rise of the sport of soccer in America. In the planning process the design team benchmarked training grounds across the world, including the best in Europe, South America and Asia. The goal of the design and the Club is to develop one of the premier and most progressive team facilities in Major League Soccer and North America.
The first-team building will include team and coaches/staff locker rooms, athletic training and sports performance rooms, player lounge and dining facility, equipment and laundry rooms, team meeting rooms, reception area and media work space, as well as offices for the coaching staff, technical director and other team support staff.
The Academy facility will include locker rooms, athletic training rooms and equipment areas, as well as coaches areas and meeting rooms. The site master plan also calls for a future 500 seat covered stadium to support scrimmages and academy games and to support the regional youth soccer movement.