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New Music Venue Planned for Cincinnati’s West End

Article originally published in Cincinnati Enquirer

The West End may soon be home to Cincinnati’s newest music venue.

FC Cincinnati is exploring plans to build an entertainment facility north of TQL Stadium as part of a $300 million mixed-use district. The club’s chief development officer Chad Munitz told The Enquirer it could fill a gap in the Greater Cincinnati music market and bring upwards of 200 more events to the district each year.

“We don’t have it set in stone. We’ve talked to a couple of the largest music promoters and venue operators locally and throughout the country and they agree we are missing a 1,500-to-2,000-capacity space,” Munitz said. “It’d be very much a multipurpose venue for concerts, comedy shows, private events, e-sports … black box space would probably be the best definition.”

FC Cincinnati and RIOS, the Los Angeles-based global architecture firm chosen for the project, presented an initial vision to the West End Community Council on Wednesday, which showed the configuration of buildings on an 8.5-acre site. Read more