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The Crew's season may have been put on hiatus today, but stadium construction appears to be continuing without losing any steam.

 

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Crew stadium still on schedule as construction presses on amid coronavirus pandemic

 

Columbus’ soccer fans may not have to worry about the coronavirus pandemic disrupting the mid-2021 opening of Columbus Crew SC’s new Arena District stadium.

 

Construction is still ongoing on the stadium in the midst of Gov. Mike DeWine’s stay-at-home order, Crew spokesman Tim Miller said Tuesday.  “The Crew’s downtown stadium construction team … continues to work onsite while their group takes the proper precautions to follow protocol and ensure the safety of the workforce and continues to monitor the situation daily,” Miller said in an email. 

 

MORE:  https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/03/24/crew-stadium-still-on-schedule-as-construction.html

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2 hours ago, Toddguy said:

There is an article in the Dispatch today about the site being in the 100 year flood plain. There was something mentioned about the site being raised five feet that would take it out of that designation. 

 

https://www.dispatch.com/news/20200330/flooding-concerns-at-new-crew-stadium-site

I guess they were tired of reporting on corona.

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Crew owners tap prominent Columbus developer for Confluence Village project

 

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Plans are moving forward for the Confluence Village mixed-use development planned near the Columbus Crew's new stadium.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/05/04/crew-owners-tap-prominent-columbus-developer-for.html

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8 hours ago, ColDayMan said:

Crew owners tap prominent Columbus developer for Confluence Village project

 

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Plans are moving forward for the Confluence Village mixed-use development planned near the Columbus Crew's new stadium.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/05/04/crew-owners-tap-prominent-columbus-developer-for.html

I know in some of the original planning renderings they had some open area on the north end of this project that was I believe for future development. Does anyone know if the 440 housing units and commerical/office space is just within that area shown to be developed, and could there still be further development in that northern area? Thanks and thanks for the update.

 

* I was just wondering if they could get closer to the original much higher density for Confluence Village.

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Pizzuti Partners on Mixed-Use Development at New Crew Stadium Site

 

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A joint venture between Haslam Sports Group, The Edwards Family, and The Pizzuti Companies was announced today to lead the mixed-use development portion of the Confluence Village project, which will surround the new Downtown Crew Stadium currently under construction.

 

“We are thrilled to partner with one of the leading Central Ohio development firms that brings the wealth of experience that Pizzuti possesses,” stated Josh Glessing, VP of Strategy for Haslam Sports Group. “They have a long history of developing projects in Columbus and share our vision to complement the Arena District in a way that will spur further investment and advance the City’s Workforce Housing priorities”

 

More below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/pizzuti-partners-on-mixed-use-development-at-new-crew-stadium-site-we1


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The Crew have created social media accounts for the new stadium and our now unveiling new renderings of the stadium. They look amazing. 

 

Here's the twitter account: https://twitter.com/CrewStadium

 

And here's some of the new renderings.

 

View of the SW corner:

 

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View of the NW corner, which looks to be the "supporters" entrance:

 

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I believe this is the SE corner:

 

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This is the "Premium Club Members" entrance:

 

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Here is another view of the SW corner:

 

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1 hour ago, cbussoccer said:

The Crew have created social media accounts for the new stadium and our now unveiling new renderings of the stadium. They look amazing. 

 

Here's the twitter account: https://twitter.com/CrewStadium

 

Interesting.  It looks like the design has evolved a bit.  It looks they've opened the corners more by peeling back the roof somewhat and by adding new public plazas at the SW and NW corners.

 

Probably the biggest change is a new elevated plaza and large staircase for the general public at the SW corner plus a new ground level plaza for the Nordecke supporters section at the NW corner.  Can't tell if they altered the plaza at the SE corner that previously featured a concert stage.  I hope they didn't because that was one of the best aspects of the previous design.

 

The previous design and these new renderings are both really great.  If anything, if looks like they are rethinking the previous design to add more public gathering space outside the stadium concourse but also off the surrounding sidewalks.

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This looks awesome...The roof design is a fantastic element!! I must admit, i am a casual soccer fan and i have only been to a few Crew games at MAPFRE stadium, but this is going to change that 100%.  I think this is going to do so much for the Crew.  I will easily take in 5-10 matches a year now.  This is what the Crew has needed for a long time...an olive branch to the casual fans (love them or hate them). I really appreciate what they have carved out for the NORDEKE too!  Listen, they deserve their own diehard pregame area.  They literally kept the franchise alive!!  Attendance is going to sky rocket.  I just love what the Arena District has become and will continue to become.  Now, if we can get something brewing and designed for the dirt triangle to put an exclamation point on the AD....that would be amazing!!! 

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12 hours ago, OhioFinest said:

Also....are those Crew shuttle busses i see?  That would be a great idea!!

 

Wouldnt think they would've included a noticeable detail like that if it wasnt something their planning on or at least hoping to do. Probably makes sense too. Especially for some older fans, disabled fans, or families with small children for whom walking even a few blocks may be an ordeal.

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4 hours ago, Tobias C said:

 

Wouldnt think they would've included a noticeable detail like that if it wasnt something their planning on or at least hoping to do. Probably makes sense too. Especially for some older fans, disabled fans, or families with small children for whom walking even a few blocks may be an ordeal.

 

Lets hope!!! I love that they are the team colors too.  Stands out for sure!

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6 hours ago, Tobias C said:

 

Wouldnt think they would've included a noticeable detail like that if it wasnt something their planning on or at least hoping to do. Probably makes sense too. Especially for some older fans, disabled fans, or families with small children for whom walking even a few blocks may be an ordeal.

 

Whether there are team-specific shuttle buses from the AD parking garages, or they simply reroute the CBus to go around the new stadium, I'm fairly confident there will be some form of transportation from the parking garages to the stadium. The new ownership have done a great job with pretty much everything since taking over, so I highly doubt they will ignore the need for some form of shuttle service. 

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The team posted a pretty cool video which provides an update on construction progress as well as what to expect in the future: https://www.columbuscrewsc.com/post/2020/05/18/downtown-crew-sc-behind-scenes-look-next-major-construction-phase?autoplay=true

 

The team also has a new live webcam feed of the stadium construction site which provides some new views and features: https://public.earthcam.net/tJ90CoLmq7TzrY396Yd88LfYWPyQxkt0K3IoDnSqPq4!/the_crews_new_downtown_stadium/camera/live

 

As you can see, the seating bowl on the south end is starting to take shape and steel is starting to rise in the southeast corner. According to the video, steel will start rising rapidly and you will see the stadium quickly taking shape. 

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They have also added a 360 Drone Cam to the new stadium's website, and it's pretty awesome. It's not a live feed like the construction cam, but you can pan around and zoom in/out, and it's a very good picture quality. I'm guessing they will be updating the picture periodically throughout the process, though I'm not sure how often.

 

https://www.crewstadium.com/drone/

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3 hours ago, cbussoccer said:

They have also added a 360 Drone Cam to the new stadium's website, and it's pretty awesome. It's not a live feed like the construction cam, but you can pan around and zoom in/out, and it's a very good picture quality. I'm guessing they will be updating the picture periodically throughout the process, though I'm not sure how often.

 

https://www.crewstadium.com/drone/

This link is great! Sometimes my old @$$ really does love technology lol.

That pit is really huge and pretty deep too. Love to see the progress. It gives hope for the future and reminds me that we will get through this current mess and will be able to enjoy things again like our soccer team and new stadium!

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