Ahead of the groundbreaking ceremony, Columbus Crew SC announced they have reached an agreement to purchase the land needed for their new downtown stadium.
“Columbus Crew SC and Nationwide Realty Investors are pleased to share that, as anticipated, all contract contingencies have been waived and the pending purchase of the land will close by the end of the month.”
The team said they will continue to have full access to the site and remains on schedule for a summer 2021 opening.
Construction of the public sports park and Crew SC training facility where MAPFRE Stadium sits now is scheduled for February 14, 2020 and June 1, 2020 respectively.
Phase one of the park is expected to be done by June 30, 2022.
The official groundbreaking ceremony at 650 West Nationwide Boulevard is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Thursday.