OhioHealth Performance Center
As the only MLS facility to convert a soccer-specific stadium into a larger training complex, the facility includes three full-size lighted and hydronically heated soccer fields as well as breakout training areas. The team’s players and Crew Academy players (ages 12 to 19) are housed in the multilevel building abutting the fields.
45,000 sq. ft.
The first-team and academy spaces include team and coaches/staff locker rooms, athletic training and sports performance rooms, player lounge and dining space, team meeting rooms, reception area, and media workspace, as well as offices for the coaching staff, technical director, and other team support staff. The facility contains amenities such as a two-story weight room with a mezzanine, a player lounge, recovery room, training room, hydrotherapy area, equipment and laundry rooms, and full-service kitchen and dining space. The organization of the facility maximizes visual connections to the training pitch and boasts floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the first team training spaces. Additionally, there is a 3,000 sq. ft. maintenance facility on the property and direct access to adjacent training pitches and historic Mapfre Stadium. Facility branding, designed by TenFold, establishes a player-focused pride in the building that celebrates the rich club history and accolades.
This project is a true collaboration between architects Moody Nolan, Columbus Architectural Studio, and Burns & McDonnell. By leveraging the design team’s expertise and owner’s ambition, the Crew performance center is a world-class training facility that reflects the unique vision of the Haslam and Edwards families have for the club. Meeting with the club owners and leaders regularly allowed the design team to understand the day-to-day operations, which informed the decision-making from conceptualization through construction. Through collective efforts and attention to detail, the goals and objectives of the facility are achieved for First Team, coaches, and Academy.