CINCINNATI – FC Cincinnati surpassed 350,000 in regular-season attendance for the first time in a season as it broke its own USL single-season attendance record as 27,142 fans were on hand on Saturday night in the club’s 3-0 victory against the Charleston Battery. With three games remaining in its regular-season slate this year, FCC has already hosted 352,709 fans at Nippert Stadium this season across 14 games.
For those that had yet to experience a Cincinnati home game on the field – like recently-acquired midfielder Fatai Alashe, who made his debut for the club with his first start on Saturday – the experience was a special one.
“I thought it was pretty fun,” said Alashe. “It obviously helps when you have a performance like this and get a result. But I thought they helped us and pushed us through the game. It was obviously we got tired at the end – which is normal – but if you can play in front of a crowd like this, it’s easy to find that energy.”
Here are some of the sights and sounds from a record-setting night at Nippert Stadium.
Thank you to all of the #FCCincy fans that made two #SaveTheCrew fans feel so welcomed at the match on Saturday. Thanks to all the people that came up to us at the bar and at stadiums. Can’t wait to have the best rivalry in MLS @DieInnenstadt @QueenCityDisco @wrongsideofpond pic.twitter.com/Z03vJ93LtX— Kevin (@kevin35623) August 20, 2018