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FC Cincinnati Reveal Food, Beverage and Fashion to be Offered at TQL Stadium in 2024 Season

February 19, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
FC Cincinnati News Release

Today, FC Cincinnati hosted members of the media for a sampling of food and beverage that will be offered at TQL Stadium this season. New premium fan merchandise was also revealed at the event.

"Fan experience is a top priority for FC Cincinnati. We are excited about the new food and beverage options that will be offered this season at TQL Stadium, in addition to several fan favorites," said Jeff Berding, President and Co-CEO, FC Cincinnati. "Our new retail partner Rank+Rally will have something for everyone with a variety of new styles, including a luxury line for men and women. We can't wait to welcome fans to our home opener on Sunday, February 25 as we take on Toronto FC!"

New concession offerings available across Cincinnati were sampled at today's event, including:

- El Rancho Grande Burritos and Taquitos

- Bibigo Korean Fire Fries

- 3 Sweet Girls Cakery Cake Pops, Cookies and Chocolate Covered Oreos

- The Arepa Place and Chino's Street, both located in Findlay Market

- Norwood-based AJ's Cheesesteaks specialty Philly Supreme and Chipotle Philly

New TQL Stadium Executive Chef Sheldon Morgan shared samples of in-house crafted specialty foods that will be offered in the premium clubs and suites, including Short Ribs, Fried Chicken and Waffles, a Walking Stick with roast beef and turkey and a Buffalo Cauliflower Wrap. Chef Sheldon also sampled a Loaded Hot Dog and Chicken Bacon Ranch Nachos available at concessions on the Concourse.

Levy is expanding its role at TQL Stadium beyond hospitality with Rank+Rally, serving as the new retail partner beginning this season and refreshing the merchandise offerings for FCC fans. A new luxury clothing line will be offered for men and women designed by Greyson Clothier, merging fashion with sport for a modern lifestyle. Sportique, a premium quality apparel company, will offer elevated essentials for fans to love what they wear and support their favorite club. Fans can also expect to see new youth offerings including crew and hoodie sweatshirts and fashion apparel.

The new merchandise and accessories such as gloves, fashion hats and player-specific merchandise will be available at the Team Stores - one located in TQL Stadium on match days; the other in Over the Rhine at 1433 Vine Street, open Tuesday through Sunday - and on the club's new retail truck "Orange and Blue Go," that will be activated throughout the region and at Washington Park before matches.

"We are proud to have joined with FC Cincinnati to become the club's new retail partner. We are excited to create innovative and fan-forward retail experiences that further connect fans to the club and help them show their FCC pride," said Brett Taylor, Vice President, Hospitality Strategy, Levy.

The complete list of new 2024 TQL Stadium food and beverage partners:

Christian Moerlein Brewing - Craft Beer Partner (concourse grab & go near section 123)

El Rancho Grande - Official Mexican Restaurant (concourse Concession Stand near section 131)

Olipop - Official Prebiotic Drink (available for purchase in-stadium)

Bibigo - Korean Food Products (concourse concession stand near section 104)

Hornitos - Official Tequila (portable Margarita Bar located near section 105 and in First Financial Club)

Dark Horse Wine - Official Wine (available for purchase in-stadium)

About Executive Chef Sheldon Morgan

For the past 15 years, Chef Sheldon Morgan has been creating dishes and fusing flavors across the country. Following the completion of his Culinary Arts Degree, he moved to Orvieto, Italy to work and learn and furthered his passion for creating exceptional dining experiences. Chef Sheldon's return to the United States had him working for several award-winning restaurant groups including Boca Restaurant Group as well as Jeff Ruby's Culinary Entertainment. Chef Sheldon worked with both restaurant groups in expanding their restaurants to Nashville, TN where he worked before returning to Cincinnati.

His love of traveling has led him from Italy to Japan and across the United States to find flavors and ways to incorporate those into his dishes. He is proud to have been a member of the kitchen team here at TQL Stadium since the inaugural season. Chef Sheldon is currently the Executive Chef for Levy at TQL Stadium, home of MLS Soccer Team FC Cincinnati and is passionate about providing authentic experiences to guests that meet the high standards he sets for himself and his team. Go FCC!

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