FC Cincinnati breaks yet another attendance record
History in the Making
"FC Cincinnati breaks yet another record"
FC Cincinnati has been around since August 12, 2015, a little over 21 months old and has already broken numerous soccer records in the United States.
In their inaugural season, they topped five attendance records alone. In their second home game of last years season, they broke the USL attendance record (previously held by Sacramento Republic FC at 20,231) with 20,497 fans. The club then took to the record books again to break that same record with 23,375 attending an "Orange Out" game against rival Pittsburgh. In their final regular season game, they topped it again with 23,376 against Orlando City B. On to the playoffs went the Cincinnati faithful, they broke the USL single-game playoff record with 30,187 obliterating the mark previously set by Orlando City SC. The last of the five attendance records broke the USL's single-season attendance record as the club surpassed 164,109 fans for the season.
The club began their second season this year breaking the USL's home opener attendance record with 23,144 in Nippert for the game. FC Cincinnati's faithful fans went on to break one more record so far in their second season. In the fourth round of the US Open Cup, the club was set to host the Columbus Crew SC in a widely anticipated "Hell Is Real" Ohio Derby. With FC Cincinnati looking to be one of the MLS's four expansion franchises, this was bound to be a fight to the end with one of the MLS's most consistent teams. The Cincinnati lion-hearted brought out a US Open Cup fourth round record 30,160 fans to the game, shattering yet another attendance record.You guys have made this very, very real... thank you Cincinnati! #RiseTogether— FC Cincinnati (@fccincinnati) June 15, 2017
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Cincinnati is moving on in the US Open Cup with a 1-0 win over the MLS Columbus Crew SC. We are truly seeing history in the making as a city is rising with it's newly formed soccer team. Is there a chance that history keeps being made in soccer in Ohio? No doubt.