Columbus Crew SC breaking ground on new stadium Thursday

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Photos of the site where the Columbus Crew SC downtown stadium will stand ahead of the groundbreaking Oct. 10, 2019. (WSYX/WTTE)

Groundbreaking for the downtown Columbus Crew SC stadium is happening Thursday afternoon.

Ahead of the groundbreaking, the team shared that the land-purchase agreement will close by the end of October.

Crews will have full access to the site, and remains on schedule for a summer 2021 opening in the new stadium.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Arena District stadium is happening at 2 p.m. Thursday. The ceremony will be streamed online at

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