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Commission to Weigh in on New Downtown Park, Pedestrian Bridge

Brent Warren Brent Warren Commission to Weigh in on New Downtown Park, Pedestrian Bridge

The latest plans for a new pedestrian bridge and riverfront park near the new Crew stadium will be presented to the Downtown Commission next week. Building a bike and pedestrian bridge to connect the western terminus of Nationwide Boulevard to the Olentangy Trail across the river is an idea that was first floated in 2015. […]

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Downtown Soccer Stadium Approved

Brent Warren Brent Warren Downtown Soccer Stadium Approved

With a groundbreaking ceremony for the Arena District site already planned for October 10, Columbus Crew SC has now revealed the design of the stadium that will be built there. New renderings and detailed plans were presented to the Downtown Commission this morning, showing a design that has changed significantly since the initial stadium announcement […]

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New Crew SC Stadium and Mixed-Use Development Proposed for Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Crew SC Stadium and Mixed-Use Development Proposed for Downtown

The Columbus Partnership and the prospective ownership group of Columbus Crew SC unveiled a plan today to build a $230 million soccer stadium and adjacent mixed-use development at the western edge of the Arena District. The long-awaited announcement calls for the new stadium to be built on 13 acres of land on the north side […]

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Mapfre Stadium to Become Community Sports Complex

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mapfre Stadium to Become Community Sports Complex

Officials from the City of Columbus, Franklin County and the Columbus Partnership announced a plan for the future of Mapfre Stadium today. They also suggested that more announcements will be forthcoming soon, as a deal to keep the Crew in Columbus under a new ownership group headed up by the Haslam and Edwards families gets […]

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Never Built Columbus: Stadiums and Arenas

Brent Warren Brent Warren Never Built Columbus: Stadiums and Arenas

The last year of uncertainty surrounding the future of the Columbus Crew SC has led to plenty of speculation about where it might make sense to build a new soccer stadium, and has even inspired at least one very specific proposal for a site downtown. When the news broke on October 12 that a new ownership […]

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Save the Crew Releases Downtown Stadium Concept

Brent Warren Brent Warren Save the Crew Releases Downtown Stadium Concept

Save the Crew, the grassroots organization behind the campaign to keep the Columbus Crew SC in Columbus, has released a concept — complete with renderings and a parking plan — for a new Downtown stadium. The renderings were unveiled last night in front of a packed house at Seventh Son Brewing and were soon making […]

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Experts Weigh in on Possible Crew Stadium Locations

Brent Warren Brent Warren Experts Weigh in on Possible Crew Stadium Locations

Since the news broke last fall that the Columbus Crew SC owner Precourt Sports Ventures (PSV) was considering moving the team to Austin, the story has taken many twists and turns. Although the final outcome is still unknown – and may not be resolved for some time – recent developments suggest that there could be reason […]

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