575 days away from first game at FC Cincinnati’s new $250 million stadium
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IN UPCOMING CONTRACT BIDS. BECAUSE STEEL IS ABOUT TWO AND A
HALF MONTHS AWAY. THEY’RE NOT READY TO GO VERTICAL
YET. BUT, THEY’VE BOTTOMED OUT. THE BELOW-GROUND PILES ARE IN
AND IT’S TRANSITION TIME
ON-SITE. THE PROJECT MANAGER SHOWS US
AROUND AS WORK CREWS PREPARE F
THE DELIVERY OF STEEL, $45
MILLION OF IT, AROUND
THANKSGIVING
THEY ARE ON SCHEDULE FOR COMPLETING THE UPPER BOWL NEXT
SPRING, START PUTTING SEATS IN
NEXT SUMMER AND INSTALLING GRASS
NEXT FALL. IN THE DISTANCE HERE YOU CAN
START TO SEE AN OUTLINE OF WHERE
THE EAST SIDE BLEACHERS WILL B
>>WE’LL HAVE OUR FIRST MLS GAME
HERE IN 2021 RIGHT WHERE WE’RE
STANDING. JOHN: SIXTY TO EIGHTY WORKERS
ARE OUT HERE DAILY. THAT WILL SWELL TO 350 IN THE
LATER CONSTRUCTION STAGES. INSIDE THE HALF-MILE OF FENCING
YOU COULD FIT TWO WASHINGTON
PARKS, A HALF-DOZEN FOUNTAIN
SQUARE’S. A LOT OF OFF-SITE STUFF IS GOING
ON, TOO. LIKE KEEPING THE PIPELINE OF
DELIVERY ON THE CONSTRUCTION
TIMETABL
>>DRIVING OUR SUPPLIERS TO MAKE
JOHN: —
JOHN: DAVE BARESWILT GREW UP IN WESTERN HILLS. HE CALLS IT A DISTINCT HONOR TO
BE OUT HERE WITH PROBABLY 2500
WORKERS OVERALL TO GUIDE THIS
$250 MILLION BUILD. A PART OF THE WEST END’S
CHANGING HISTORY. WHICH HAS REVEALED SOME OF ITS
LONG-AGO SELF IN THE PROCESS. A BROKEN GERKE BREWERY BOTTLE
AMONG THE ARTIFACTS UNEARTHED. ACROSS TWELVE AND A HALF ACRES
OF MUDDY EXPANSE
YOU’D NEED SOMETHING LIKE 42,000
LIONS TO EQUAL THE WEIGHT OF THE
STEEL THAT’S COMING. FINAL ZONING APPROVAL FROM CITY
PLANNERS AND LAWMAKERS

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