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What Does the Governor’s New Task Force Mean for the Future of Mapfre Stadium and the Fairgrounds?

Brent Warren Brent Warren What Does the Governor’s New Task Force Mean for the Future of Mapfre Stadium and the Fairgrounds?

Governor Mike DeWine has formed a new task force that will take a big-picture look at the future of the Ohio State fairgrounds and the state-owned land immediately surrounding it. “Today, I am announcing the formation of a task force, called ‘Expo 2050,’ to take stock of all of the great things going on at […]

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Photos: Crew v Seattle Sounders

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Crew v Seattle Sounders

A second half, sucker punch goal from Seattle Sounders brought more misery onto Columbus Crew SC, as they suffered another loss. The game finished 1-2 at a rainy MAPFRE Stadium on Saturday evening. Pedro Santos gave the home fans something to celebrate early in the first half, when he converted the penalty kick he’d just won after being clipped […]

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Photos: Crew SC v Orlando

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Crew SC v Orlando

An emotional half-time celebration for former Columbus Crew SC manager, Sigi Schmid, culminated with the induction of the late 2008 MLS Championship winning Schmid into the Crew Circle of Honor in front of Sigi’s family. Around 17,000 Crew fans showed their appreciation on a hot and humid Saturday night at MAPFRE Stadium. There was also […]

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Photos: Crew vs. NYCFC

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Crew vs. NYCFC

New York City FC twice came from behind to deny Columbus Crew SC points they so desperately need, as both teams battled to an entertaining 2-2 draw on Saturday evening for Pride Night at MAPFRE Stadium. Crew SC were without injured talisman midfielder, Federico Higuain, and the game was bookended with a celebration and farewell to standout goalkeeper […]

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Photos: Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival

It may have a new name, but the first ever Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival grabbed the baton from Rock on the Range and took off running. Music fans from all over the world flocked to MAPFRE Stadium for guitars, screaming men, crowd surfing, overpriced drinks and the disruption of some typically unpredictable Ohio […]

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Photos: The Crew vs. New England Revolution

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: The Crew vs. New England Revolution

Columbus Crew SC took the top spot in the MLS Eastern Conference on Saturday with a 1-0 victory and an early season double over New England Revolution. Crew SC defender Josh Williams scored the game’s lone goal shortly before the break, with a glancing header that squeaked in at the far post. A desperate Rev’s ‘keeper Cody Cropper could […]

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Photos: Crew SC’s First Game Under New Ownership

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Crew SC’s First Game Under New Ownership

Columbus Crew SC returned to action on Saturday, with the opening game of the 2019 MLS Season. The team’s new owners and saviors were on hand at an emotionally charged MAPFRE Stadium, watching the Crew come back from possible defeat to draw 1-1 with last years Supporters Shield winners, New York Red Bulls. The Haslam […]

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