|Country||United States of America|
|Cost||$ 313.9 mln|
|Construction||10/10/2019 - 07/2021|
Lower.com Field – design description
It's supposed to be the successor of one of United States' most cherished football stadiums, first one ever to be built for MLS. But unlike its predecessor, the new Columbus Crew stadium would be built much closer to downtown, on the edge of Arena District, where indoor event arena and baseball stadium are both located. The old ground and its parking would, in turn, be converted into Crew's vast training centre.
The proposal was fielded by potential new owners of the Crew franchise, the Haslam family, who already own the Cleveland Browns NFL team. Their takeover would preferably be conjoined with team relocation to the new venue.
Closer to downtown the Haslams would also want to see 885 apartments, offices for 1,200 workers and some 25,000 square meters of commercial space. All of which is prognosed to cost $645 million, while the stadium itself is priced at $314 million (initially envisioned to consume 230m) and would take 5.26 of the 13.3 hectares earmarked for all of the project.
The football-specific stadium would offer 20,000 seats and first-ever complete roof over the auditorium for Crew's fans. They'd also have a new vast north terrace with a single tier to lead organised support from.
New stadium: They have reason to be proud again in Columbus
Years ago, the Columbus Crew proudly boasted the first stadium in the US built specially for a soccer club. In 2021, the team settled on a new, modern facility that hosted a record number of fans.
Ohio: Columbus Crew reveal Lower.com Field
It might not be the most fortunate naming rights deal but it’s a significant step and delivered two weeks before official stadium opening. Here’s what we know about the contract.
Ohio: Full stands for Crew’s farewell and opening
100% of available capacity will be used both during the last game of old Crew Stadium and opening match of its successor. Construction is almost over, naming rights coming soon.
USA: Your stadium guide for MLS 2021 is ready! [Eastern Conference]
MLS is finally back! Ahead of the new season with 27 clubs we have for you a stadium preview. Let's begin our guide with the Eastern Conference.
Ohio: 3 months to finish line in Columbus
In just over 90 days remain until opening of the new Crew Stadium in Columbus. Although it will hold only 20,000 people, the price tag is quite high, something we’re used to seeing in the US.
Ohio: Columbus Crew SC shows new renderings and 3D seat views
Thanks to the newly released renderings and 3D seat viewer Columbus Crew SC fans can now look virtually inside its new downtown stadium. New images present an updated canopy, perforated façade, details of seating options, fan experience and hospitality sections – which all together look amazing.
USA: Will we all envy the new Nordecke?
Tifo rigging to the roof, drums, safe standing, beer garden and even their own smoke pipe system to boost atmosphere. Here's what's under construction in Columbus, Ohio.
Ohio: Columbus Crew construction goes uninterrupted
Despite citizens being asked to stay home unless their work is essential, construction work on the site of Columbus Crew's new stadium isn't experiencing setbacks.
Washington D.C.: Audi Field also turning to safe standing
It was top of the fans' wish list from the start. But only now Audi Field is getting the long desired safe standing section. In fact, two of them. Conversion will be ready before the upcoming MLS season.
Columbus: Construction on Crew stadium officially ongoing
In the presence of over 4,000 people the new stadium for Columbus Crew began growing on Thursday. Well, no growing just yet, but it's a symbolic moment, seeing the 20th groundbreaking for an MLS stadium.
Columbus: Crew announce Legends partnership
After many larger stadiums, now Legends is on board to help develop the new Columbus Crew stadium. Crew announced the crucial partnership after having already worked with the agency for some time.
USA: Columbus stadium closer yet later
With financial contribution from the city of Columbus approved this week, we're moving closer towards a brand new stadium for Columbus Crew. However, the stadium might not be complete until the 2022 season.