MAPFRE Stadium, Home of the Columbus Crew
When this stadium was completed in 1999, it was the first stadium in the United States to be built for the exclusive use of a professional soccer team. The stadium is a two-tier structure, with yellow and black bleachers that match the team's colors. The Columbus Crew was established in 1994, with the team name and colors decided by a city-wide election. The voters selected "Columbus Crew" as the team name, black and yellow as team colors, and a logo featuring three men in construction helmets.
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