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Home Crew Games to Feature More Local Food and Beer

Walker Evans Walker Evans Home Crew Games to Feature More Local Food and Beer

When the Columbus Crew hosts their first home game on Saturday at the newly renamed Mapfre Stadium, futbol fans will find some new food options to partake in this year. Levy Restaurants and Retail Group is the new partner for dining and hospitality offerings at the stadium, and the company is bringing some familiar local […]

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Photos: Arnold Sports Festival 2015

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Arnold Sports Festival 2015

The 27th annual Arnold Sports Festival took place in Columbus from March 5 through March 8. Over 175,000 were estimated to be in attendance, watching athletes compete in a wide range of sports from bodybuilding to weightlifting to boxing to fencing to table tennis and more. For more information, visit www.arnoldsportsfestival.com. Matt Ellis is a freelance […]

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Crew Stadium Renamed to Mapfre Stadium

Walker Evans Walker Evans Crew Stadium Renamed to Mapfre Stadium

After sixteen years, Crew Stadium will be no more. The Columbus Crew SC announced this morning that the naming rights have been sold for the first time ever, and MAPFRE (pronounced “MAH-fray”) Insurance is the official partner. If you’re not familiar with the insurance company, that’s likely because it’s actually based in Madrid, Spain.  “We are […]

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Cycling Team Promotes Women in a Male Dominated Sport

Jenna Taylor Jenna Taylor Cycling Team Promotes Women in a Male Dominated Sport

Meet the Lady Gnar Shedders, a women’s developmental cycling racing team, rare in a sport mainly dominated by men. That small fact doesn’t alarm this team of fierce women racers though. Since the team formed in 2013 they have collectively participated in 206 races, and nearly 100 community events in 2014 alone. Surprisingly, competitive cycling […]

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Huntington Park named Ballpark of the Year for Fourth Time

Walker Evans Walker Evans Huntington Park named Ballpark of the Year for Fourth Time

Baseball stadium review website BaseballStadiumReviews.com absolutely loves Huntington Park. For the fourth time in the six years that it has been in operation, the site has named it Ballpark of the Year. “We are thrilled & honored to once again be bestowed with recognition as the country’s Ballpark of the Year,” said Columbus Clippers President and […]

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Ohio Machine Picks up Seven Players in MLL Draft

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ohio Machine Picks up Seven Players in MLL Draft

Local pro lacrosse team The Ohio Machine added seven new players on Friday in the league’s annual draft. Selected players include University of North Carolina attackman Jimmy Bitter and The Ohio State University’s David Planning. “We feel that we got our guy,” said Machine VP & Head Coach Bear Davis. “Overall, we are very pleased with […]

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Locals Protesting Nationwide Arena Purchase During All-Star Game

Walker Evans Walker Evans Locals Protesting Nationwide Arena Purchase During All-Star Game

The Columbus Coalition for Responsive Government announced plans to protest the 2012 purchase of Nationwide Arena by the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority, which the group says is unfair to taxpayers. According to their press, release issued today: The Coalition points to a continuation of the disappointing trend that underfunds the public purchase of Nationwide Arena […]

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