The FC Cincinnati Mercy Health Training Center includes three full-size, lighted soccer fields (two grass, one synthetic turf), as well as a goalkeeper-specific training area. The MLS team’s headquarters are housed in a multilevel building abutting the fields, while the FCC Academy teams have an adjacent dedicated area along with practice fields.
The design of the facility is inspired by the mission and values of FC Cincinnati and projects 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 all-inclusive building consists of locker rooms for the team, coaches and staff; athletic training and sports performance rooms; a player lounge and dining facility; equipment and laundry rooms; team meeting rooms; a reception area and media workspace; as well as offices for the coaching staff, the technical director and other team support staff. 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.