West End Stadium



Stadium Construction Update: June 2019

Inside The Fence

  • We continue "drilling & filling" augercast piles

  • We removed walls on the north side to continue with the piles.

  • Hard rains have been a factor.

Outside The Fence

  • We rerouted pipe under Galena Alley. Now we’ve turned north on Central Parkway

  • We removed the pavers on Galena, placed the pipe, and then replaced the pavers up the alley

  • We’re currently working on Central Parkway to connect pipe underground


  • We will continue work going up Central Parkway.

  • We will be in the road installing underground pipe.

Additional Info


Heat Related Illnesses

  • As we move into the summer months, we focus on heat on the jobsite.

  • We discuss risk factors, symptoms, and preventive measures to beat the heat.

  • Risk Factors – high temps, heavy physical labor, low liquid intake

  • Symptoms – headache, dizziness, fainting, nausea, confusion

  • Prevention – training, drinking water, modified work schedules, frequent breaks, designated cooldown areas

 Stadium Construction Update: May 2019


Inside The Fence

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  • We have started deep foundations/augercast piles.

  • Over 1200 piles will be drilled for the construction of the stadium.

  • Ironworkers will tie rebar cages that will then be placed in each deep foundation pile.

  • Arranged end to end, these piles would be equal to 117 Great American Towers stacked on top of one another.

Outside The Fence

  • We’ve made significant progress in the 42” water pipe on Central Parkway.

  • We connected a large Y-section of pipe to the existing pipe in the the existing pipe in the tunnel

  • We used a crane to pick up and place the connection piece.

Upcoming - Currently Reviewing

  • Concrete foundations

  • Underground plumbing

  • Underground electric

Stadium Construction Update: April 2019

Welcome to the first monthly FC Cincinnati stadium construction update for our neighbors and community. Please note, activity is subject to change. Updates will be sent between newsletters as needed.

Expected Activity in April

  • Deep Foundations will begin

  • Foundations are supported with augercast piles.

  • For most of the stadium site, these will be drilled into the soil to minimize noise and vibration.

  • We will begin on the northern portion of the site and work south towards Ezzard Charles.

  • The new 42" water lines at Central Parkway and Ezzard Charles will be connected.

  • Connections or “tie-ins” to the existing water line in the old subway tunnel is scheduled for early April.

  • A new line replaced a 100+ year old water line. We recognize the inconvenience this has caused. The positive outcome is the quality of the new pipe.

  • Also connecting the new 12" pipe along John Street for residents.

Road/Lane Closures

  • Ezzard Charles: This week, we will use a crane to lower a Y section of the water main into the tunnel located at Central Parkway and Ezzard Charles. This is expected to last two days and there will be some road closures on Central Parkway as well as the entire westbound lanes of Ezzard Charles remaining closed.

  • In early April, we will work extended hours during the waterline connection work on Central Parkway and Ezzard Charles. This work in the tunnel is expected to take 10 days.

  • Westbound Ezzard Charles between John Street and Linn Street will reopen April 4th. All lanes on Ezzard Charles are expected to reopen April 15th.

Recap of March Site Work

  • The decorative medallions from the former State Theater were saved for repurposing later.

  • Soil in the site was moved to bring the stadium pitch (field) to the correct height.