|Country||United States of America|
|Inauguration||3/07/2021 (Columbus Crew - New England Revolution, 2-2)|
|Construction||10/10/2019 - 29/06/2021|
|Cost||$ 313,9 million|
|Address||96 Columbus Crew Way, Columbus, OH 43215, USA|
Lower.com Field – stadium description
Stadium is located west of the Arena District in Columbus. The Scioto River flows right next to the building. Lower.com Field was created as part of a large investment project called Astor Park.
Construction began with the cornerstone laying ceremony that took place on October 10, 2019. Works lasted just over 600 days and officially ended on June 29, 2021 with a cutting ribbon ceremony. The stadium was inaugurated on July 3, 2021, when the hosts faced New England Revolution (2-2).
The present name of the arena was given on June 15, 2021, when the naming rights agreement was concluded with Lower.com. The entity is a global lender that specializes in mortgage loans. The company name is on the roof and facade of the facility.
The body of the stadium is partially open in the south-east corner. The arena's roof covers all the seats in the stands, and when looking at it from above, you can get the impression that it consists of four trapeziums connected to each other. The area of the canopy is just over 20,000 square metres.
The auditorium is not uniform. The eastern and southern stands are two-tier, and the western one has the upper part entirely dedicated to premium seats (a total of 3 premium levels). Fans who want to spend a little more have at their disposal 30 suites and 1,900 so-called club seats.
The north stand is the beating heart of the facility. It is single-tier (unlike the other three), and has 3,356 standing places. There is a central capo stand and a platform for drummers. It is also very steep, as the angle of inclination is 37 degrees. Its name is Nordecke, which is to emphasize the German heritage of the city.
The venue is characterized by the proximity of seats (standing section) to the pitch. In some areas, fans are 8.5 metres closer to the playing field compared to the old stadium. Supporters have at their disposal a large, semi-open beer garden and a public plaza (5,700 square metres), equipped with a screen with an area of over 31 square metres.
The external part of the arena houses a pub, restaurant and fan shop, open on non-match days. Fans have 6,300 parking spaces within a 10-minute walk of the stadium.
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