The First Soccer-Specific Stadium in the U.S.
MAPFRE Stadium (pronounced “MAH-fray” Stadium) was constructed in 1999 and is Major League Soccer’s (MLS) first soccer-specific stadium. Gates opened on May 15, 1999, to a sellout crowd for a match against the New England Revolution. MAPFRE Stadium is the current home of the Columbus Crew, one of the original 10 MLS clubs.
MAPFRE Stadium was named the world’s most influential stadium of the decade by Stadia Magazine in 2010.
MAPFRE Stadium has hosted numerous national and international events including: U.S. Soccer FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, FIFA Women’s World Cup matches, 2001 MLS Cup, MLS All-Star Games as well as NCAA and Ohio High School Athletic Association events.
MAPFRE Stadium is located only four miles north of downtown Columbus.
- Distance to Airport (Miles): 8.2
- Distance to Convention Center (Miles): 3.3