Public Funding Approved For New Crew Stadium In Ohio
The "final step" for a planned Crew stadium in Columbus was "unanimously approved by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners." Commissioners voted this morning to approve a memorandum of understanding with a local investor group -- JHAC Ventures -- and the city of Columbus to "develop a new stadium complex in the Arena District and redevelop the Mapfre Stadium." The county pledged $45M over 30 years. The new Columbus Crew Arena "will go on 13 acres alongside the Olentangy River, while anchoring 15 additional acres for mixed-use private development and 5 acres devoted to public infrastructure" (BIZJOURNALS.com, 12/18).