COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Columbus Crew announced Tuesday its new stadium will be called Lower.com Field.
Lower.com is a mortgage lender founded in 2018 and is based in New Albany. It was founded by Dan Snyder, who serves as the company CEO. The team and company described it as a “long-term” partnership, but terms were not disclosed.
Dee Haslam, who is part of the team’s ownership group, said it was important to find a Columbus-based partner.
According to the Crew, Lower will partner with the team on a number of community-based initiatives including the team’s Mini-Pitch Project, which develops fields so children in underserved communities can have a safe and fun place to play soccer.
Lower will also donate $1,000 to Healthy Homes, a non-profit housing organization, for every goal scored by the Crew on matchdays.
Snyder said he cannot wait for the company to do even more.
“This all kind of came quickly with Healthy Homes, but we have other philanthropies that we care a lot about, that we’re going to try to incorporate into matchdays and stuff like that,” he said.
The Crew is set to play its first game at Lower.com Field on July 3.
The new stadium sits in the Arena District on West Nationwide Boulevard and will make the Crew neighbors with the Blue Jackets, who play at Nationwide Arena, and the Clippers, who play at Huntington Park.
The Crew will close out Historic Crew Stadium — previously known as Columbus Crew Stadium and Mapfre Stadium — with a game at 7:30 p.m. Saturday against the Chicago Fire.