Arena District

Funding Crew Stadium

Oct 15, 2019
The Crew stadium sits inside a larger Confluence Village development.
Columbus Crew

Columbus City officials publicly pledged $50 million toward a Downtown stadium for the Columbus Crew SC and to renovate Mapfre Stadium for other purposes. 

A new report from The Columbus Dispatch has revealed the city share to be nearly twice as much. 

Today on All Sides, we look at the numbers and funding for the city’s soccer stadium.


Columbus Crew and city officials at the groundbreaking for the team's new downtown stadium on Oct. 10, 2019.
Adora Namigadde / WOSU

Columbus Crew SC broke ground on its new downtown stadium Thursday afternoon. Over 4,000 fans cheered as city officials and Haslam Sports Group executives dug ceremonial shovels into dirt at the Arena District site.

The Crew stadium sits inside a larger Confluence Village development.
Columbus Crew

Just hours before a planned groundbreaking ceremony, the Columbus Crew have reached an agreement with Nationwide Realty Investors to purchase the land on which the new downtown stadium will sit.

Columbus Crew players celebrate the game-winning goal after an MLS playoff soccer game against Atlanta United, in Atlanta, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017.
Danny Karnik / Associated Press

Columbus Crew SC will break ground on its new, $230 million downtown stadium Thursday, October 10.

A map of where the new Crew stadium would be located in the Arena District.
City of Columbus

Columbus City Council on Monday takes another step forward in the plans for the development planned around the proposed new Columbus Crew stadium.

A new 20,000-seat stadium for the Columbus Crew SC is being proposed for the Arena District.
City Of Columbus

The Columbus Crew hopes to play in a new stadium by summer 2021. Last December, Columbus city officials and the Haslam Sports Group announced a vision to build a $230 million stadium for the Crew on a site west of Huntington Park in the Arena District.

But so far, no deal has been finalized to sell the land to the team owners.

A rendering of a proposed North Market tower, which would be 28 stories tall.

A previously-shelved plan to build a tower in the North Market parking lot is back, with some significant revisions. At 28 stories tall, developers’ second draft of the building will be seven fewer than the original, and about $75 million more expensive.

A new 20,000-seat stadium for the Columbus Crew SC is being proposed for the Arena District.
City Of Columbus

After a grassroots campaign to keep the Columbus Crew from moving, the team's new owners are working on their plan to build a new stadium and turn the old one into a practice facility and community sports park.

The entrance to Huntington Park, the home of the Columbus Clippers in the Arena District.
Debbie Holmes / WOSU

This is the first of a two-part series on Huntington Park and Cooper Stadium. Read Part Two here.

Baseball fans gather at Huntington Park on a May weeknight to watch the Columbus Clippers. It’s been a decade since the minor-league baseball team moved downtown.

Paul Werth Associates, Inc.

Columbus officials are all excited about the expansion of the Hilton Columbus Downtown into the city's first 1,000-room convention hotel.

Schottenstein Real Estate Group

Plans for a massive, high-end development project in the Arena District have been unveiled, with a 23-acre project slated to rise behind Huntington Park. 

Kirk Irwin / Getty Images Sport

The Jackets tie up the series against the Penguins, the Arena District can benefit from a successful team and cheating in baseball.

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Arena District Casino

Dec 7, 2009

In light of the recent amendment to the Ohio Constitution authorizing casinos in four Ohio cities, two points of view about building a casino in the downtown Arena district: What are the legal issues? What are the advantages and disadvantages of building a casino in Central Ohio? With Ohio Fraternal Order of Police secretary/treasurer Mark Drum and Casino-Free Columbus co-founder Chuck Hootman.