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.
Almost half ready
Recently added new renderings and 3-D seat viewer offers some promising glimpses into what the new venue will look like from the inside. Pictures have been released of Columbus Crew SC’s new US$300m stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Developed on a 33-acre (about 130 000 m2) site and being currently under construction 20,000 seater will host football (soccer) matches as well as concerts and numerous events for the community.
Following the club’s statement, the new stadium is about 40% complete at present, on schedule for midsummer 2021. Its builders promise “a totally different atmosphere”, more unique than the current one.
With the US$700m private investment (including funding from the Franklin County authority - US$146m, Haslam Sports Group, which owns the Crew as well as the Cleveland Browns - US$155m and public sources - US$140m), 605 full-time jobs for constructors, US$50m community investments, including youth facilities and education, a brand new stadium project stands out for creating the economic impact for the city and its neighborhood.
Modern, dynamic, reflective. With incredible match experience, unique to Columbus
What could make the most impression is definitely the safe-standing section, called the Nordecke. The second largest supporters section in Major League Soccer is designed with two patio decks and a beer garden for 3,400 of the club’s most devoted supporters.
“The fans at the stadium are as close as possible to the pitch. The first row is eight feet closer to the pitch than at MAPFRE. And that cascades up to the upper bowl – even the upper bowl is 25 to 30 feet closer to the pitch than it was at MAPFRE,” said Matt Schuepbach, Senior Project Designer at design HNTB firm.
Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew SC will move into a new downtown US$300m stadium in 2021 where it will feature a fan-focused design with more suites and club seats than its current MAPFRE Stadium home. The present venue as the first soccer-specific stadium in the US will be transformed into a community sports park. Newly released 3D seats viewer lets all the fans look at the whole stadium inside.
Author: Karol Tatar