“In June, AIA Columbus hosted their first in-person event since before the pandemic when members toured the new Columbus Crew Stadium in downtown Columbus. The tour was given by Daniel Mathur of the Columbus Architectural Studio. From the Nordecke supporters’ section to the owner’s suite to the field-level lounge, attendees got a taste of how fans at all levels would experience the game. The vibrancy and diversity of Columbus’ urban neighborhoods is reflected in the design throughout the stadium. The facility is designed to enhance fan engagement and inclusivity by blending the indoor and outdoor spaces. Plans are also in place to develop the surrounding area with mixed-use spaces and public infrastructure in order to revitalize the surrounding neighborhoods.”