A new Columbus, Ohio landmark will be opening in about a year. That will be Columbus Crew SC’s new downtown stadium, as the team will shift from the Greater Linden area and Ohio State Fairgrounds down to the city’s Arena District. This will be a big move for both team and the city, allowing fans access to more pre-game activities while also putting all of Columbus’ major professional sports teams in one centralized, downtown area.
Recently, the Black & Gold held a virtual town meeting via Zoom, to discuss new renderings and information on the new stadium, which is expected to open next summer.
The East Side Field Suites will feature a private bar and full immersive field seats for fans to enjoy any Crew home match.
Over on the West Side, fans get a taste of a “Crew Grille” and lounging area while waiting for Crew players to walk out on the pitch before games. This will allow fans to get an up-close look at players before the games, something that is not possible at the current MAPFRE Stadium.
If viewing Crew soccer in a suite is your style, the new stadium will have multiple options. A Suite Level Lounge will offers an option to the Executive Suites and Ledge Seats. Furthermore, Executive Suites will feature exclusive club access, VIP Parking, catering options and much more.
“My countdown clock in my office reads 386 days until we open the stadium. I’m proud to report that we are on time and looking forward to opening day of July 2021,” Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer Stephen Lyons said.
Tim Bezbatchenko, Crew SC President and General Manager, went on the record stating, “Our fans in Columbus have never seen this experience before.”
Fans across Twitter were jumping for joy when seeing the new renderings of the stadium. Almost like a kid on Christmas Day opening up their toy that they kept bugging their parents about.
Go Crew!!! The new stadium is going to be amazing!!! #Crew96— Geoffrey Miller (@GeoffreyM96) June 10, 2020
Needless to say, Columbus is going to look a lot different come July of 2021.