Lower.com Field is a soccer-specific stadium located in Columbus, Ohio. It serves primarily as the home stadium of the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer replacing the club’s previous home, Historic Crew Stadium. Construction on Lower.com Field began on October 10th, 2019, and the field opened on July 3rd, 2021, with a seating capacity of 20,371.

Lower.com Field cost $314 million and is at the centre of the mixed-use Astor Park development adjacent to the Arena District and downtown Columbus. It replaced Columbus Crew’s previous home, Historic Crew Stadium. Once the new stadium was complete, Historic Crew Stadium was redeveloped into the training centre of Columbus Crew, as well as a community sports park.

The first game in Lower.com Field was on July 3rd, 2021, and resulted in a 2–2 draw between the Crew and the New England Revolution.

On June 15, 2021, the Crew announced that Columbus-based online real estate company Lower.com had purchased the naming rights to the stadium.

Columbus Crew Lower.com Field
Columbus Airport

How to to Columbus

The nearest airport to Lower.com Field is John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) which is approximately 8 miles away from Nationwide Arena. Columbus Rickenbacker Airport (LCK) is also nearby, approximately 15 miles from the stadium. There are currently no direct flights to Columbus from the United Kingdom, but there are several options available including a layover.

If you are already in the US and looking to travel to/from Ohio, then you have the choice of most US domestic airlines including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Frontier Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airways and WestJet.

Public Transport

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) operates bus services with stops near the stadium. Apps such as Moovit will give real-time directions to the arena using public transportation.

Rideshare services have a drop-off zone on Hanover Street, just south of Nationwide Boulevard.

If you are feeling energetic and prefer to cycle, a bridge over the Olentangy River makes cycling directly accessible from the Olentangy Trail. The bridge connects the trail to Astor Park, allowing fans to access the stadium from the west or east via W. Nationwide Blvd. Franklinton Cycle Works offers free bike valet service east of the bridge, just west of Lower.com Field.

Columbus Mass Transit Map
Columbus City Map

Staying in Columbus

Beyond the Airbnb and Sonder options there are many hotels nearby to suit all budgets, which can be booked directly or via one of the hotel reservation booking sites.

The Arena District is a mixed-use urban neighbourhood located in downtown Columbus. It offers a variety of attractions for tourists, not only the Lower.com Field, but also the Nationwide Arena, home of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Huntington Park where the AAA baseball Columbus Clippers play, and the district also features Kemba LIVE!, which hosts indoor and outdoor concerts, numerous hotels, an athletic club, and dozens of bars and restaurants.

Columbus Crew Tickets

The Columbus Crew sell their tickets via Ticketmaster.

The official ticketing partner for the MLS is Ticketmaster.

Here are links to the main ticket resale sites. Click on the link, which will open up a new window, and you can compare the prices on the different ticket resell sites, bearing in mind that the prices shown are before the selling platform fees are added, so take time to have a read of my tips to Buying Tickets in North America.

I recommend downloading the team’s Mobile App to your phone as it contains much Gameday information for the stadium.

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