The Cincinnati Streetcar Will Be Great for: Sports Fans

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The Cincinnati Streetcar, running from Uptown to Downtown and the Riverfront, will be great for sports fans who come in to see a game.

The Streetcar will connect US Bank Arena, Great American Ball Park, Paul Brown Stadium, Fifth Third Arena, Nippert Stadium, and Marge Schott Stadium with all the restaurants and nightlife options in Downtown, Over-the-Rhine and around the University of Cincinnati. Whether your a Reds, Bengals, Cyclones, or Bearcats fan you’ll be able to take the streetcar to the game.

Sports fans can park on the street for free after 5pm and take the streetcar down to the game, saving $10 or $20 on parking–especially helpful if you have young children who might not want to walk three quarters of a mile to the stadium.

After the fans can take the streetcar to enjoy a Christian Moerlein or Hudy Delight at one of Downtown’s many bars and restaurants rather than fighting traffic. Or they can take the streetcar up to the casino on Broadway Commons.

With the Bearcats in hunt for a National Title, the Bengals leading their division, and St. X and Elder vying for the State Championship the streetcar would be great for keeping the hundreds of thousands of football fans descending on Cincinnati in town before and after the kickoff to support our local business.   Support Cincinnati Football–Build the Streetcar.

3 thoughts on “The Cincinnati Streetcar Will Be Great for: Sports Fans

    D R E W said:
    November 10, 2009 at 10:28 am

    is there a timeline yet for the building of the streetcar? when are the first tracks going to be laid?

    Jason said:
    November 10, 2009 at 11:16 am

    Drew: The current status on the streetcar is that we now have to wait for our application for federal stimulus funds to go through. Those funds are scheduled to be awarded sometime late Jan. or early Feb. 2010. If we are awarded those funds I believe we’ll be set to get started. I don’t know when the first tracks will be laid, but I would think its at least a good year away from now. Regardless, the project is expected to be done by 2012 if all goes well.

    Allister said:
    November 10, 2009 at 11:38 am

    I was actually thinking about how useful this would be over the weekend, when I was trying to get home after the Bengals game. Although I managed to find a garage on Vine Street for $5, a block from fountain square, the traffic getting out of the garage was so bad that had I parked on the street out by Arnold’s, I would have been on the road much faster. This is factoring the time it would have taken to walk from Paul Brown to Arnold’s.

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