First Ever FC Cincinnati Game At TQL Stadium

First Ever FC Cincinnati Game At TQL Stadium

Cincinnati has a local professional soccer team and I finally got a chance to see a game. I hoped to take my oldest son, who is playing soccer now, but because of a fever and missing school that day we opted to keep him home. Not wanting to waste the tickets, which were free and given to me by a season ticket holder who was out of town for the game, I decided to go down by myself.

I have nothing but nice things to say about my game experience at TQL Stadium seeing FC Cincinnati. I should qualify this by saying I’m not a big fan of Cincinnati professional sports anymore. Our other local teams here, the Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Bengals, are under performing franchises of their respective leagues and offer nothing but let downs. I’ve followed them for years, but since COVID I’ve quite caring about them. Why get hyped up to watch your team be out of the playoffs before the middle of the season? Why watch them trade away terrific players when you know they’re nowhere near the salary cap? And tickets are not cheap. It’s several hundred dollars to take my family down and sit somewhere decent, just to watch an insignificant game and the home team get drubbed. Honestly, it’s no wonder both of those stadiums are mostly empty. Cincinnati does not know enough about how other cities do things to realize how bad they have it. Cincinnati FC is fairly new in their league, but before they joined MLS they were a power house. I don’t know enough about the team to know where they’re going, but I have a feeling they want to contend. I am willing to invest time into following them.

TQL Stadium offers a nice game day experience as opposed to the Reds and Bengals and how terrible their game experience is, in all honesty. Both of those stadiums are down by the river, which means the entire south side of the facilities are submerged under the Ohio River. What idiot planned that? This means parking, tailgating, and entertainment options are crammed into a few blocks surrounding the central business district, so that means a lot of walking or paying at least $40 to park, crossing over multiple lanes of traffic, and paying $12 for a beer, just to watch a team get its ass handed to them. TQL Stadium does not suffer from that issue. It’s more in the city, and the stadium is clean and efficiently built. This is mostly because it is privately financed, whereas Paul Brown is paid wholly by the taxpayer and Great American supported by it. Completely laughable to me. FC Cincinnati deserves some credit for doing this on their own. I can respect that for sure.

I honestly would get season tickets to TQL Stadium in the future. They are not that expensive, it’s just getting time to get down there during the week and weekends. This might definitely be something on the horizon.

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