PHOTOS: Watch FC Cincinnati’s West End Stadium Light Up During Fin-Lighting Ceremony 


FC Cincinnati's West End Stadium hosted a fin lighting ceremony on March 18 in preparation for its season home opener this spring.

The ceremony showed off the stadium's unique lighting system, which has never before been used on a stadium facade.

"The exterior HD LED lighting will display unique motion sequences making West End Stadium among the world's most distinctive sporting venues," a release from FC Cincinnati reads.

The team recently revealed that it will play Inter Miami CF in the match that will serve as both the 2021 season’s home opener and West End Stadium’s very first Major League Soccer game.

The match begins at 4 p.m. May 16 and will be nationally televised on FOX and FOX Deportes.

Tickets are available only in season membership packages.

Construction began on West End Stadium in 2018 and will be completed in time for the home opener. The stadium will hold about 26,000 fans and will feature a 360-degree roof canopy. Take a sneak peek from CityBeat’s recent tour.

| Photos by Francisco Huerta Jr.