Crew Stadium Tickets
It is used primarily for soccer games, providing live MLS action to the city by way of Columbus Crew tickets. This stadium is already considered a modern classic, as it was the first soccer-specific stadium that was built for a professional soccer team during the second professional era of American soccer. It first opened its doors in 1999, and since then this prestigious stadium has hosted many professional and amateur soccer games, as well American football, rugby, and lacrosse games.
In addition to sports events, Mapfre Stadium is known for being a premiere venue for large outdoor concerts. The north end zone has a permanent stage, making it an ideal location for large events. With a seating capacity of 19,968 people, Mapfre Stadium is perfect for hosting the biggest music names in the business. One major event that is often held at Mapfre Stadium is the Rock on the Range music festival, which regularly features a variety of mainstream rock bands, and some classic names too.
Mapfre Stadium is widely regarded as one of the best places in the country to see a professional soccer game. The spartan design offers a spread out design that makes every seat in the house a winner. The award-winning grounds crew is known for keeping the pitch immaculately maintained. The steel seating amplifies the crowd's voices, giving the home crowd a volume advantage over the visitors. This no-frills park provides Crew fans with an unobstructed view of the game, making it the perfect place for avid soccer fans to enjoy a game.
Getting There and Getting In
Parking & Directions
Mapfre Stadium is located at 1 Black and Gold Blvd, Columbus, Ohio. Accessing the stadium is easy, as it is located right off of I-71, 5 minutes east of the Ohio State campus. If you are coming from downtown Columbus, you may want to consider taking 4th St north to 17th Ave or Hudson St, rather than trying to navigate the popular High St. This is usually going to save you some time. Of course, you should leave at least an hour earlier than you would assume, just to be sure. Vehicle and pedestrian traffic can get quite congested, especially during a major event.
Parking runs $10 to park on-site, as there are no other places in the area to park. Some guests prefer to park away from the stadium and then take a taxi cab to the venue, rather than paying parking fees and waiting in line. There are usually lines to get out of the lots, so it is a good idea to either leave the event a little bit early, or just take your time leaving.