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Nippert Stadium (FC Cincinnati)

2700 Bearcats Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221 USA

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“Home of Cincinnati football”

Nippert Stadium is an outdoor football and soccer stadium located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is the home field of the Cincinnati Bearcats of the American Athletic Conference and FC Cincinnati. In rudimentary form since 1901, permanent concrete stands were built along each sideline for the 1915 season and as a complete horseshoe stadium since 1924, making it the fourth-oldest playing site and fifth-oldest stadium in college football, respectively. It has also been home to United Soccer League team FC Cincinnati, since 2015.NamesakeDuring the final game of the 1923 season with intrastate rival Miami University, UC player James Gamble Nippert sustained a spike wound injury. He died a month later of blood poisoning, reportedly due to having been infected by droppings left after a pre-game chicken race. Nippert's grandfather, James N. Gamble of Procter & Gamble, donated the required funds to complete the stadium. A locker room and training (medical) facility was added as part of the renovation for the safety of players.Early historyIn 1895, the organizer of UC's first football team, Arch Carson, introduced a plan to build a stadium complete with wooden bleachers on the site upon which Nippert Stadium currently stands. The plans became a reality in 1901 while Carson was serving as UC's physical education director. The first game played on the site originally called Varsity Field in Burnet Woods was on November 2, 1901 vs the Ohio University Bobcats. Cincinnati was defeated 16–0 in that contest. They rebounded a week later and defeated Hannover on Varsity field November 9, 1901, 10–0. Although Cincinnati has played home contests in other Cincinnati parks, this site has been the primary home of Cincinnati Football since that time. The playing surface at Nippert Stadium is called Carson Field in honor of Arch Carson. Construction of Carson Field began in 1900 and was completed in 1910.

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Chris Spinney Long

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July 07, 2014
Rated 4.0

One of the best stadiums I've ever been to. It's located smack dab in the center of the University of Cincinnati's campus which make it quite unique. It is 100% free and open for public use (assuming they aren't playing a football game on it). Usually during the summer you'll see students using the field for leisure activities like frisbee or just reading in the stands.

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Ken Valuska

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September 30, 2014
Rated 4.0

Really cool stadium that sits in the heart of the UC campus (students walk through the stadium to-and-from class during the week), this is an amazing atmosphere for a college football game because you feel like you are really on top of the field because of the way the stadium was built into the ground.

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Nippert Stadium (FC Cincinnati)

2700 Bearcats Way
Cincinnati, Ohio
45221 USA

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  • Independent
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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
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