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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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Developer Takes Grand Central Plans Off Table After Floating Site for New Crew Stadium

Brent Warren Brent Warren Developer Takes Grand Central Plans Off Table After Floating Site for New Crew Stadium

An ambitious plan from Schottenstein Real Estate Group to build a mixed-use development on 20-plus acres of land next to the Arena District will not be moving forward. “After months of meetings with city and state officials, prospective users, and neighboring owners, Schottenstein Real Estate Group has decided not to move forward in the purchase […]

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More Details Released on New “Fortress Field” in Obetz

Brent Warren Brent Warren 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 […]

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