Columbus Crew Stadium
is a soccer-specific stadium located in Columbus, Ohio, and home of the MLS Columbus Crew.
As a charter franchise in Major League Soccer (MLS), the Columbus Crew commenced play at Ohio Stadium in MLS’s inaugural season of 1996. As it is principally an American football stadium, the facility was never popular with the team or its fans. When renovations to the American football stadium forced the Crew out their owner, oil billionaire and owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, Lamar Hunt, decided to build the team its own dedicated home. With that Crew Stadium was born — purpose-built for the Columbus Crew in the winter of 1998-99. The construction cost of $28.5 million was covered entirely with private funds from Mr. Hunt and his Hunt Sports group.
The facility seats 20,455 (with room to expand to 30,000 total seats for concerts) and is located on the grounds of the Ohio Expo Center and State Fairgrounds. Columbus Crew Stadium opened on May 15, 1999 with a match between the home side and the New England Revolution, with a seating capacity of 22,555. It is the first major league soccer-specific stadium in the United States, and has been credited with inspiring the wave of construction of soccer-specific stadiums throughout the league. Crew stadium also hosted the first inaugural USA Sevens Rugby Collegiate Championship Invitational in June of 2010.
The stadium also hosts numerous concerts annually, including Rock on the Range, an annual festival of performances by rock bands, and concerts by Rascal Flatts to close out the Ohio State Fair in 2006, 2007 and 2009. A permanent stage, built in 2008, has been constructed in the north end of the stadium to accommodate concerts after the closing of Germain Amphitheater. The addition replaces about 2,100 seats in the north end for soccer games.
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Columbus Crew Stadium General Venue Information
From North or South: Take I-71 to 17th Avenue exit. Go West on 17th Avenue to Velma Avenue.
General Parking is $10.00 for Columbus Crew games. Parking prices vary for Stadium Events; please call the Box Office at (614) 447-4169 for event information.
Box Office Numbers
Main Line: (614) 447-2739
Ticket Office: (614) 447-4169
Columbus Crew Group Tickets: (614) 447-4159
Stadium Event Group Tickets: (614) 447-4169
Box Office Hours
BOX OFFICE HOURS:
Mon-Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Event Day Hours:
Weekday Event 9AM-Halftime
Weekend Event 10AM-Halftime
Types of Payment Accepted
Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and Cash
Patrons may pick up will call after 10:00am on the day of the game at the Columbus Crew Stadium Ticket Office located at the Southeast corner of the stadium. Must have actual credit card, picture I.D. and Confirmation number.
Special Seating is available for guests with disabilities.
Please contact the Box Office at (614) 447-4169.
Food and Beverage cannot be brought into the stadium. Use of video camera are prohibited within Crew Stadium. Recording devices are not permitted.
Non-professional cameras are permitted for sporting events. For stadium special events, cameras are generally not permitted; however, use of cameras are dictated on a show by show basis. Call Crew Stadium at (614) 447-2739 for more information.
For Columbus Crew games, children two years and younger are not required to have a ticket for
admission, but must sit on the lap of a ticketed guardian. This policy varies for other stadium
events. Please call the Box Office at (614) 447-4169 for event information.
Use of video camera is prohibited within Crew Stadium.
Non-professional cameras are permitted for sporting events.
For stadium special events, cameras are generally not permitted, however, use of cameras is dictated on a show-by-show basis. Call Crew Stadium at 614-447-2739 for more information.
Recording devices are not permitted.