More Details Released on New “Fortress Field” in Obetz
The Columbus area’s newest sports stadium will host its first game in May of next year, according to new details released today. The $15 million, 6,500-seat stadium, officially dubbed “Obetz Fortress Field,” will serve as the new home for the Ohio Machine of Major League Lacrosse.
Newly-released renderings show a large, castle-like structure – the 18,000 square foot building will serve as the entrance to the stadium in addition to housing the front office operations of the Machine.
“We are proud to welcome the Ohio Machine and Major League Lacrosse to the Village of Obetz,” said Obetz Mayor Greg Scott in a statement. “We are excited to continue the tradition of family entertainment at the former site of the Columbus Motor Speedway; and, thrilled to deliver this amenity to the citizens of Obetz and the Central Ohio region.”
The Ohio Aviators of Pro Rugby will also play their home games at the stadium, and Obetz officials are bullish on the potential to lure other events like concerts, festivals and trade shows.
Also announced today was a new Buffalo Wings and Rings Restaurant that will soon be built across Alum Creek Drive from the complex, next to the Vance Outdoors Store.
Rendering via SHP Leading Design.