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Ground-breaking set for Columbus Crew stadium

Columbus Crew SC will officially break ground on the club’s new downtown stadium on October 10.

Centered in downtown Columbus, the Crew’s new stadium is expected to be a $230-million, 20,000-capacity venue on a 33-acre site.

Beyond the stadium, the project includes a riverfront park, nearly 1,000 new residential units and office and commercial space.

The Crew expect to open play at the new ground during the summer of the 2021 MLS season.

Columbus Crew SC competes in MLS as a member of the League’s Eastern Conference and began play in 1996 as one of the 10 charter clubs of the League.

To help keep the team in its rightful home, the Haslam family, owners of the NFL’s Cleveland Browns, and the Edwards family, including long-time Crew SC physician Dr. Pete Edwards, acquired investor-operator rights to the club ahead of the 2019 season.

The old stadium site will be redeveloped as a community sports park and new state-of-the-art training facility for the team.

Legends Global Planning will oversee design and construction of the stadium and the team training facility.

Legends Global Sales will manage all commercial rights including sales, marketing and sponsorship assets for the training facility and the stadium.