Sportworks Field Design is providing Civil Engineering and Landscape Architecture Design services for the Expressway Park FCC Training Center in Milford, Ohio. The $30 million, 23.6-acre project will serve as the training facility for FC Cincinnati’s soccer. The new facility will host between 20 soccer-related events a year, including first-team scrimmages, FCC Academy games and local soccer tournaments. The training complex will include three full-size, lighted soccer fields – including two stabilized natural grass surfaces and one synthetic turf surface – as well as a goalkeeper-specific training area. A 500-seat covered stadium is also part of the site’s master plan. The stadium will host scrimmages and FCC Academy games. Additionally, when constructed, it will be used to support the regional youth soccer movement.
The layout of the first-team facility is designed to encourage interaction between the FCC Academy players and the professionals. This facility will serve as an inspiration for the youth players as they aspire to earn a place on the FC Cincinnati first team.