Columbus Crew News: LOWER.COM FIELD TO HOST OHIO HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION STATE SOCCER FINALS THIS WEEKEND

Ohio’s high school state girls and boys soccer championships to be decided at Lower.com Field

November 9, 2021

COLUMBUS – Columbus Crew’s Lower.com Field is set this weekend to serve as the home of the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) state championship games for both girls and boys soccer for the first time, with six state finals to be played at the new, world-class venue on November 12 and 13.

The girls soccer championship matches are set to be held Friday, November 12. The Division III Championship match will take place at 1:00 p.m. ET; the Division II Championship will occur at 4:00 p.m. ET; while the Division I Championship match will begin at 7:00 p.m. ET.

The boys championship matches are slated be held on Saturday, November 13. The Division III Championship is set to begin at 1:00 p.m. ET; the Division II Championship will take place at 4:00 p.m. ET; while the Division I Championship match is slated to start at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Only available for purchase online, tickets for the matches are available for $15 per day for adults and $12 per day for students. Children ages five and under will be admitted at no charge. More details regarding tickets to the state championship games are available at OHSAA.org/tickets. The matches this weekend will be streamed live via the NFSH Network, where a $10 monthly subscription will give viewers access to the OHSAA state title matches. With the multiple events taking place in the Arena District during the weekend, soccer fans traveling to Lower.com Field are encouraged to arrive early and can guarantee parking spots by pre-purchasing parking passes via arenadistrictparking.com.

Earlier this year, the Crew announced that Lower.com Field is set to serve as the home of the OHSAA state championship games for both girls’ and boys’ soccer for the next five years, through the 2025 finals. Previously, Historic Crew Stadium hosted OHSAA soccer state championship matches dating back to 1999, when that stadium opened.

Lower.com Field roof open (courtesy Crew Communications)
ABOUT COLUMBUS CREW Columbus Crew is the first club in Major League Soccer. The Crew is operated by The Edwards Family and Haslam Sports Group. The Black & Gold are the 2020 MLS Cup Champions and the 2021 Campeones Cup winners. The Club won its first MLS Cup championship in 2008 and also won the 2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as MLS Supporters’ Shield titles in 2004, 2008 and 2009. The 2021 campaign was the Columbus Crew’s 26th season in MLS as well as the Club’s final season at Historic Crew Stadium — the first soccer-specific stadium in the United States – and the Crew’s inaugural season at Lower.com Field.
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ABOUT OHSAA
The Ohio High School Athletic Association is the governing body for high school and 7th-8th grade sports in Ohio. Now in its 115th year, the OHSAA is a non-profit service organization that regulates and administers interscholastic competition in a fair, consistent and impartial manner. Currently there are 817 high schools and nearly 750 7th-8th grade schools that are volunteer members of the OHSAA, which represents over 350,000 students competing in 26 sanctioned sports (13 for boys and 13 for girls). Each member school has an equal voice in determining the bylaws and constitution of the OHSAA. The member schools elect representatives to the District Athletic Boards, which then have a rotation onto the Board of Directors. 
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