New Columbus Crew stadium - Sept. 2019 renderings - downtown aerial view
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Columbus Crew release striking renderings of new downtown stadium

Columbus Crew SC on Tuesday released striking new renderings of their new downtown stadium project, featuring a full wraparound roof, brew hall, four distinct stands with steeply-raked seating and a beer garden, patio decks and safe standing for the Nordecke supporters’ section.

A view of the new Nordecke supporters' section | Columbus Crew SC

The 20,000-capacity venue sits in the heart of Columbus’ Arena District and the design links to the downtown skyline and the surrounding neighborhoods, with a 40,000-square-foot outdoor plaza chief among the ample community spaces provided for year-round use.

“Our goal is for Crew SC’s new downtown stadium to be among the top sports facilities in the nation,” said Columbus president and GM Tim Bezbatchenko in a statement.

An exterior view with the outdoor stage at right | Columbus Crew SC

“We see our new home as becoming an integral part of Columbus’ downtown. Because of this, we are building a modern facility that is rooted in the culture created by our supporters in order to provide an experience that champions soccer in Columbus. The investments and input from The Haslam and Edwards Families have helped shape renderings for a stadium that will become a modern icon in our region and across the country.”

The Crew will host a groundbreaking event on Oct. 10 and aim to have their new home completed by July 2021. Fans can join the waitlist for tickets to the new stadium here.

An interior view with a glimpse of the downtown skyline | Columbus Crew SC