Oakley residents gather at MadTree to debate possible FC Cincinnati stadium

Dozens of people packed into MadTree Brewing Monday night to hear where things stand with FC Cincinnati's new stadium. (WKRC)

OAKLEY, Ohio (WKRC) - FC Cincinnati is still trying to find the best spot to build a soccer-only stadium as the team works to join Major League Soccer.

Dozens of people packed into MadTree Brewing Monday night to hear where things stand.

The people who attended that meeting were expecting the results of a traffic study, but that's not finished just yet.

What was learned is that Edwards Road wouldn't have to be extended to make a stadium in Oakley work.

The proposal pitched to MLS executives back in December included a stadium build at the cast-fab site near Oakley Station right along I-71.

Support at the meeting was mixed.

Many wondered how a professional stadium would change the aesthetic of the neighborhood.

There were also concerns about the noise that would come with it.

FC Cincinnati President and General Manager Jeff Berding assured the crowd that the design of the stadium would keep the noise at a minimum.

He also said that despite what some say there has been no decision on whether the stadium will go in Oakley or the West End.

For now, there's no timetable on when or if Cincinnati would be added to the MLS expansion.

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