June 3, 2021
COLUMBUS – Columbus Crew today announced that it will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new state-of-the-art training facility, the OhioHealth Performance Center. The ceremony is set to take place on Wednesday, June 9 at 2:00 p.m. ET at the OhioHealth Performance Center (One Black & Gold Boulevard, Columbus, OH 43211). Representatives from The Crew Investor-Operators Haslam, Johnson and Edwards Families will be in attendance, along with Crew President & General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko and executives from OhioHealth.
The 42,00 square feet OhioHealth Performance Center will be adjacent to Historic Crew Stadium. The new training facility is set to feature two First Team natural grass fields, supported by hydronic heating and SubAir systems; one natural grass field and artificial turf for Academy use; and a seasonal bubble over the stadium field. The OhioHealth Performance Center will be home to The Crew headquarters and player training grounds.
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. 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 is 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 New Crew Stadium.
Website: ColumbusCrew.com | Twitter: @ColumbusCrew | Instagram: @ColumbusCrew | Hashtag: #Crew96 | Facebook.com/columbuscrew | App: ColumbusCrew.com/app | Stadium: Historic Crew Stadium | Training Facility: Columbus Crew Training Center at Obetz | Future Training Facility (2021): OhioHealth Performance Center | New, downtown
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