Peter Edwards

Columbus Crew SC

The owners of Columbus Crew SC say they have reached an agreement with Nationwide Realty Investors to purchase the land needed for a new downtown stadium.

Columbus City Council last night approved the city’s 50 million dollar share of the 295 million dollar cost of building a new downtown stadium for the Crew SC and converting the team's current facility into a sports park. 

A 127-page document on plans to build a new stadium for Columbus Crew SC says construction costs will include 140 million in public money, up from the previous 115 million dollar estimate. 

It's been quite the journey the past year or so for the Columbus Crew SC, the team's fans, the passionate grassroots Save The Crew movement, and the region's leaders that worked quickly to keep the organization in Columbus and secure a committed, solid ownership team. 

State lawmakers have proposed sending 15 million dollars to the Columbus Crew SC to help build their new stadium. 

Columbus Partnership

In their final meeting of the year, Columbus City Council members last night approved the adoption of two 5 percent ticket taxes to fund the arts and Nationwide Arena improvements. 

Columbus Partnership

Columbus’ Major League Soccer team could join the baseball and hockey venues downtown  in a plan unveiled today by the investor group prepared to buy the Columbus Crew SC franchise.

City officials remain confident that an ownership change will keep the Crew SC in Columbus along with a new stadium, so much so that they’ve announced future plans for the team’s current venue.