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Haslam Sports Group

Haslam Sports Group is a values-driven organization committed to unifying people through sports and entertainment. Across the portfolio, we share a common goal of bringing our fans and our communities best-in-class experiences and teams that consistently deliver results. Our leadership team strategically pursues innovation and actively works to foster diversity of thought as we strive for the best. We give back to our region to drive positive change as stewards of true community assets.​

Our Vision

Leaders in delivering unparalleled experiences that last a lifetime.​

Our Mission

Engage and unite communities through premier sports and entertainment experiences.​

The Team

Leadership

Dee & Jimmy Haslam

CEO and Chairman, Managing Partners

Whitney Haslam Johnson

Chief Experience Officer, Partner

JW Johnson

President, Partner

David Jenkins

Chief Operating Officer

Greg Rush

Chief Financial Officer

Eric Clouse

Chief Commercial Officer

Mike Nikolaus

Chief Human Resources Officer

Peter John-Baptiste

Senior Vice President, Communications

Joshua Glessing

Vice President, Strategy

Ted Tywang

Vice President, General Counsel

Phil Dangerfield

Vice President, Operations

Michele Powell

Vice President, Event Development

Kristin Bernert

President, Business Operations (Columbus Crew)

Tim Bezbatchenko

President and General Manager (Columbus Crew)

Will Black

Manager, Managing Partner Operations

Allison Likar

Executive Assistant

Katie Murphy

Director, Managing Partner Operations

Monica Lince

Manager, Business Operations

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DEE & JIMMY HASLAM

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Background

Dee and Jimmy are immersed in numerous philanthropic and community endeavors to impact Northeast and Central Ohio and have always taken a proactive approach to help address the needs of their communities.   In March of 2020, Dee and Jimmy on behalf of the Haslam family pledged $1.5 million to COVID-19 relief funds throughout the state of Ohio. Through their Haslam 3 Foundation, the Haslams earmarked $1 million to the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund and $500,000 to the Columbus Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund.

“We are humbled by the tremendous work of people around the world in their efforts to help those impacted by COVID-19 and we wanted to try to positively impact those affected in our own communities of Cleveland and Columbus,” Dee and Jimmy Haslam said. “We are grateful for the individuals who are putting others before themselves and for the sacrifices they are making.”

In August of 2019, the Haslam 3 Foundation donated $4.5 million to education-based programs that give school-aged children more access to three arts organizations in Cleveland: Playhouse Square, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Cleveland Orchestra.

“Education is one of our priorities,” Dee Haslam told Cleveland.com after the donation. “We know that engaged students are more likely to go to school. We’re able to help in a way that may make a difference and excite these children to be engaged in something that touches their hearts,”

In 2017, the Browns’ philanthropic efforts through the Cleveland Browns Foundation, Community Relations and personal giving from the Haslams, coaches, players and the rest of the Browns organization were unified with the creation of “Browns Give Back.”

The Haslams established a focus and direction for the Browns Give Back initiative, with a commitment to make a continuing impact in education, youth football and community engagement through volunteerism. The foundation of the Haslam’s philanthropy strategy is based on the belief that every child deserves a quality education. They have made improving education in underserved and disadvantaged communities a priority for their philanthropic efforts.

They have invested $11 million in Breakthrough Charter Schools, which helps provide equal educational opportunities for local youths throughout greater Cleveland. In 2019, the Cleveland Browns also launched the “Get 2 School, Stay in the Game” Network, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education and Harvard University’s Proving Ground, to promote the importance of school attendance and put an end to chronic absenteeism.

The couple also made a substantial gift to Cleveland’s public schools, helping to refurbish many of the city’s athletic fields. By the start of the 2021 high school football season, the Browns will have installed 11 turf fields as part of the program over a five-year period.  In 2016 as part of the their dedication to education, youth and high school football and Cleveland, Dee and Jimmy announced a commitment to provide five Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) fields with high-quality synthetic turf during the next two years. Three fields — Roye Kidd Field, James F. Rhodes Field and Bump Taylor Field — were renovated before the start of the 2016 high school football season. In 2017, renovations were completed on John Adams Field and John Marshall Field. The fields are available to all CMSD schools and are lined to accommodate multiple sports to offer more students opportunities to benefit from the upgraded playing surfaces. In 2018, the field project expanded beyond Cleveland with the refurbishments of a field at Roy C. Start High School in Toledo and George Daniels Field at Lorain High School. In 2019, the field project continued by breaking ground for fields at Ellet High School in Akron and Boys Hope Girls Hope in Garfield Heights. This past off-season, Shaw High School in East Cleveland and Archbishop Hoban in Akron became the 10th and 11th fields refurbished as part of the team’s field project. The Haslams and Pilot Flying J have also initiated the turf field project in Knoxville, providing funding to transform 13 fields at area high schools.

In December of 2019, the Haslams helped open the doors to the Haslam-Sansom Ministry Complex in the Lonsdale community of Knoxville, Tenn. The $8 million privatively funded project by the Haslam and Sansom families consists of 30,000 square feet and includes two fields, which can be used for soccer or football, a gymnasium with two full-sized basketball courts, a chapel, a community room and a medical clinic. It was built for the Emerald Youth Foundation and the complex will serve the more than 1,400 young people within Emerald as well as help hundreds of families in the underserved Lonsdale neighborhood.

In 2017, the Haslams announced that all net proceeds from items purchased in the Browns Pro Shop at FirstEnergy Stadium and during training camp in Berea will go towards supporting the Browns Give Back commitment to education and youth football.

The Haslams worked strategically and passionately to bring the NFL Draft to Cleveland, knowing the impact it could have on the community to host such a signature event. On May 22, 2019, Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that Cleveland would host the 2021 NFL Draft in partnership with the City of Cleveland, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and Destination Cleveland.

Dee is also committed to the betterment of the Northeast Ohio community through her active involvement as a member of the board of directors for the Greater Cleveland Partnership; the United Way of Greater Cleveland (Executive Council); University Hospitals Systems; the Cleveland Orchestra; and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. She also serves on the boards of the University of Tennessee Haslam College of Business; the Emerald Youth Foundation; State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) in Tennessee; and is the acting chair of Lakeshore Park. Dee also serves on the board of the Greater Columbus Partnership.

In May of 2017, Dee was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to ExcelinEd’s Board of Directors, which is a foundation that has become a national leader in the education reform movement. She was also awarded an honorary doctorate after delivering the commencement speech at Baldwin Wallace University.

Dee and Jimmy helped co-found the Haslam Scholars Program in 2008. The program offers unique in-depth academic enrichment for top students at the University of Tennessee.

Jimmy also serves on the boards of the American Federation for Children, the National Association of Truckstop Operators and Anderson Media Corporation. In 2006, he served as Tennessee statewide campaign chair for Bob Corker, now a United States Senator. Jimmy was also the 2010 Tennessee statewide finance chair for Governor Bill Haslam. In October 2011, Jimmy was recognized as a “Significant Sig” by the Sigma Chi Foundation.  Jimmy’s additional civic involvement includes service on the boards of directors of Lakeshore Park in Knoxville, Tenn. He formerly served as campaign chair for both Knox Area Rescue Ministries and United Way of Greater Knoxville.

In June of 2017, Jimmy was honored by the Cleveland branch of the NAACP at its 105th Anniversary Celebration Freedom Fund Dinner.

Dee and Jimmy have led the Browns efforts and impact in the social justice space. They have met with Browns players to support their ideas and efforts in determining the best ways to make an impact. Since, 2017 the team has donated over $1.5 million to organizations that work to impact the space. The Browns have hosted three social justice summits; two that brought together the Cleveland Police Department with Cleveland Metropolitan School District high school students to create a forum for open and honest dialogue about social injustice and another that brought community and civic leaders to the Browns facility to engage players and the entire organization. Players have also participated in ride-a-longs with local police departments and the Haslams have provided written testimony in support of state criminal justice reform bills. Dee sits on the NFL’s social justice committee that works directly with players to advise league on social justice initiatives and funding of programs.

In November of 2020, through donations from players and matched by the Haslam family, $350,000 was raised to purchase equipment for the East Cleveland school district so their students could learn remotely during the pandemic when the digital divide became even more pronounced in underserved communities.

In January of 2019, Dee participated in a panel discussion as part of the R.I.S.E. Super Bowl Champions of Change Town Hall at the King Center in Atlanta, Georgia to discuss team ownerships’ role in the league’s social justice initiative.

To help further advance the NFL, Jimmy is a member of the league’s business ventures, media, and Hall of Fame committees and chairs the investment committee. Dee serves on the social justice working group, legislative and conduct committees.

The Haslams received their first award as members of the NFL in 2014 when they were recognized by the Fritz Pollard Alliance with the Paul ‘Tank” Younger Award for promoting diversity within NFL front offices.

During their tenure, the Haslams have also directed major renovation projects that resulted in a $125 million of upgrades to FirstEnergy Stadium and $15 million to the team’s training facility, in partnership with the City of Cleveland and City of Berea.

 

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Dee and Jimmy Haslam are committed to restoring championship football in Cleveland. To best position the team for success, the Haslams have consistently invested in the organization and its facilities to provide the best resources available, while working diligently and responsibly in partnership with the City of Cleveland and the City of Berea.

The Haslams have created three primary areas of focus to set the team’s culture in Cleveland and help direct all important processes and decisions for the organization. The club’s standard is centered on providing a consistently winning team on the football field; taking exceptional care of the team’s fans by providing a premier experience throughout the year; and striving to make a positive impact in the Northeast Ohio community with an emphasis on education, youth football and community engagement through volunteerism.

 

BEYOND THE NFL

In January of 2019, the Haslams expanded their sports interests and investments when they reached an agreement with Major League Soccer to operate the Columbus Crew. After only two seasons in their role as investor-operators, the club captured MLS Cup 2020, their second championship in league history. Dee has led the efforts to create Lower.com Field, the new Columbus Crew downtown stadium, which officially opened in July of 2021. The dynamic, modern and inspiring stadium is an accessible and inclusive community asset for the city of Columbus and serves as an anchor to the adjacent mixed-use development neighborhood called Astor Park that is set to open in 2023. Additionally, this past June, the Crew opened the Ohio Health Performance Center, a new dynamic 42,000 square feet, first-in-class MLS training facility for all soccer operations, including First Team and Academy. Dee was also named to MLS’s Board of Governors. After the family acquired the Crew, they formed the Haslam Sport Group (HSG). In addition to owning and operating the Crew and the Brown, HSG also explores various investment opportunities within the sports and entertainment industries. HSG recently became an investor in Misfits Gaming Group, a global esports and entertainment company.

A native a Knoxville, Tenn., Jimmy Haslam began his career at Pilot Corporation in 1976, a company his family founded in 1958.  In 1980, Haslam was named vice president of sales, development and operations. At that time, Pilot operated 100 convenience stores with annual fuel sales of about 125 million gallons. Today, Jimmy serves as CEO of the Pilot Company, a position he has held since 1996 and the company has exponentially grown its network and supplies more than 11 billion gallons of fuel per year. Pilot has an industry-leading network of more than 950 retail and fueling locations that offer a variety of products, amenities and innovative solutions to make road travel easier. The Pilot Flying J travel center network includes locations in 44 states and six Canadian provinces with more than 680 restaurants. Pilot Company’s energy division supplies fuel, DEF, bio and renewables and provides hauling and disposal services as the third largest tanker fleet in North America. In October of 2017, Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway acquired an investment-stake in Pilot Flying J. Jimmy was thrilled to collaborate with Berkshire Hathaway and expressed those feelings in a recent interview, “Obviously to have a partner like Warren and Berkshire Hathaway, I think, is a tremendous honor for our team members. Pilot Flying J has always been a growth company, and obviously partnering with Warren is an opportunity to grow even more.”  On January 1, 2021, Jimmy will become chairman of the board and Shameek Konar, will replace Jimmy as CEO at Pilot.

Dee, an Emmy-nominated TV producer, was the executive producer and CEO of RIVR Media Companies. Since launching RIVR Media in 1999, Dee has been the executive producer for ground breaking series such as “Trading Spaces,” “Whale Wars,” “World Series of Poker,” “Renovation Realities,” “Fat Guys in the Woods,” and “Escaping Polygamy.” Recently, RIVR was named a Realscreen’s Global 100 TV production company. In June of 2012, Dee started Nest Features, an independent film company that produces films in and about the American South. Prior to RIVR’s launch, she worked in various production roles with Bagwell Communications and Cinetel Productions. Dee transitioned from her role as CEO at RIVR Media in early 2018 to devote more of her time to Cleveland but remains a partner and executive producer.

Dee’s professional association memberships include: Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; In Counsel with Women; Women in Cable Telecommunications; International Women’s Forum; C200; and the Society of International Business Fellows.

In July of 2018, Cleveland Crain’s honored Dee as a Women of Note for her efforts and commitment towards the betterment of Cleveland.

The Haslams first became involved in the NFL by acquiring minority ownership of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2008, marking the first time ownership of the franchise expanded beyond the Rooney and McGinley families. The Haslams kept that stake until taking control of the Browns.

On Aug. 2, 2012, Dee, Jimmy, and the Haslam family agreed to purchase the Cleveland Browns. The sale was unanimously approved by NFL owners on Oct. 16, 2012, and the closing took place on Oct. 25.

The Haslams have three adult children and six grandchildren.

 

Whitney Haslam Johnson

Partner
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Whitney Haslam Johnson is part of the Haslam Sports Group (HSG), which operates the Cleveland Browns and Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew SC. Whitney is also the Chief Experience Officer for Pilot Flying J.

Whitney provides her communications, marketing, guest, and team member expertise to HSG, the Browns, and Columbus Crew, in addition to her role with Pilot Flying J. Sports Business Journal named Whitney a “Game Changer” in 2018.

Whitney, who became a member of Pilot Flying J’s Board of Directors in 2015, is responsible for elevating the company’s guest and team member experience by working with multiple departments across the company to ensure the ongoing refinement of its brand image. From marketing and communications to modernizing facilities and implementing new technologies and innovative programs, she focuses on improving guest experiences to ensure that loyalty and satisfaction are the primary emphases for every Pilot Flying J interaction. Whitney’s contributions have been instrumental in further establishing Pilot Flying J as one of the most dynamic and recognizable brands across North America.

Before being elevated to her current position, Whitney worked as category manager and creative services manager for Pilot Travel Centers LLC. Prior to joining Pilot Flying J in 2005, she was an assistant controller at Marriott International Hotels from 2001-03 and led the Southeast fundraising efforts for the 2003-04 Bush-Cheney reelection campaign.

As a leader in the community, Whitney has served on the board of directors for the Knoxville Museum of Art and Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, as well as on committees for the United Way of Greater Knoxville.

Whitney earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, in 2001. She and her husband, JW, currently reside in Cleveland, Ohio with their three sons.

JW Johnson

Executive Vice President, Partner
Background

James Wood “JW” Johnson III is executive vice president of the Cleveland Browns and is a Partner of the Haslam Sports Group. Johnson helps lead the strategic direction on the business side of the organization, particularly focused on media, marketing, partnerships, fan experience, and digital content. In addition to his role on the business side, Johnson also served as a member of the head coach and general manager search committee that identified Kevin Stefanski and Andrew Berry to lead the organization in their respective areas in January of 2020.

Johnson was one of the Browns’ primary advocates, along with ownership and other team executives, in bringing the NFL Draft to Northeast Ohio in 2021. On May 22, 2019, Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL announced that Cleveland would host the 2021 NFL Draft, in partnership with the City of Cleveland, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, and Destination Cleveland.

In January 2019, JW, his wife Whitney, Dee and Jimmy Haslam, and other Haslam family members expanded their sports interests and investments when they reached an agreement with Major League Soccer to operate the Columbus Crew. The Haslams, Johnsons, and partner Dr. Pete Edwards direct the organization’s long-term strategies and day-to-day functions. After only two seasons in their role as investor-operators, the club captured MLS Cup 2020, their second championship in league history. Less than two years after breaking ground, the Crew opened their newly constructed downtown Columbus stadium, Lower.com Field, in July of 2021. Designed to complement the city of Columbus’ modern, dynamic and diverse characteristics, Lower.com Field will anchor a mixed-use development neighborhood called Astor Park. The club also completed the construction of a world-class training facility named the Ohio Health Performance Center in June 2021.

After the family acquired the Crew, they formed the Haslam Sports Group (HSG). HSG, which owns and operates the Crew and the Browns, also explores various investment opportunities within the sports and entertainment industries. HSG recently became an investor in Misfits Gaming Group, a global esports, and entertainment company.

Johnson’s professional background includes 15 years at CBS Sports, three years with RIVR media, and in 2013, he created 3 Sons Media, a creative agency and full-service production and post-production company based in Nashville, Tenn. The company has worked with brands such as the NFL, NIKE, ESPN, and NASCAR. 3 Sons created all the in-game video content for the Tennessee Titans in 2016 and helped produce the Browns’ in-game content look for the past five seasons.

While with CBS Sports (1994-09), Johnson was an Emmy award-winning associate producer and associate director. He covered some of the largest sporting events in the world, such as the Masters, Super Bowl, and Final Four.

Johnson has a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and communications from the University of Mississippi in Oxford. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Cleveland Browns Foundation and chairs the foundation’s fundraising committee.

He and his wife, Whitney, have three sons, Hank, Ross, and Max.

 

David Jenkins

Chief Operating Officer
Background

David Jenkins is in his 19th season with the Browns and was named the team’s Chief Operating Officer on May 8, 2018. As COO, Jenkins leads the team’s daily business operations and its long-term vision, directing all organizational goals related to financial management, revenue generation, stadium operations, legal, information technology, business analytics and administration. He also serves as one of the Browns’ key government relations contacts, working closely with the City of Cleveland and City of Berea on club-related matters.  

Jenkins acted as one of the Browns’ primary advocates, along with Dee and Jimmy Haslam, Whitney and J.W. Johnson and Haslam Sports Group executives, to bring the NFL Draft to Northeast Ohio. On May 22, 2019, Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL announced that Cleveland would host the 2021 NFL Draft, in partnership with the City of Cleveland, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and Destination Cleveland. Hosted April 29-May 1, FirstEnergy Stadium and the lakefront served as the main hub for the 2021 NFL Draft in Cleveland, one of the country’s largest events responsibly held with comprehensive COVID-19 protocols since the start of the pandemic. The event welcomed approximately 160,000 NFL and Browns fans in person, including the league’s NFL Draft Experience within FirstEnergy Stadium, and averaged 6.1 million viewers across TV and digital platforms, making it the third most-watched Draft in league history. 

In addition to his responsibilities with the Browns, Jenkins also serves as the COO of Haslam Sports Group (HSG). He played a pivotal role in the Haslam and Johnson families’ acquisition of the investor-operator rights to Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew, which officially transferred to HSG and partner Dr. Pete Edwards on Jan. 1, 2019. He was highly involved throughout each stage of an expedited franchise transition that kept the original MLS franchise in its rightful home city.  

HSG’s mission is to create world-class organizations that achieve sustainable success, provide a best-in-class fan experience and give back to their region, with the mindset that the group serves as stewards of true community assets. HSG invests in strategic sports and entertainment opportunities. Its current portfolio includes the Cleveland Browns, operating rights to the Columbus Crew, and an investment in Misfits Gaming Group, a global esports, and entertainment company. 

Prior to being elevated to COO, Jenkins spent three seasons as the team’s Executive Vice President and five as Chief Financial Officer. He oversaw all finance-related departments of the organization – budgeting and strategic planning, financial reporting, audit and risk management – and in 2016, added stadium operations, legal, information technology and administration to his duties.  

After joining the Browns in October 2004 as a financial and business analyst, Jenkins held positions as the club’s director of finance (2006), vice president of finance (2007-10) and senior vice president of finance & administration (2010-12). In 2007, he was the team’s representative at the National Football League’s management training program at Stanford University and was a participant in the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2009. 

Jenkins began his professional career at Arthur Andersen LLP, where he served as a senior auditor from 1997-2002. He also worked in business development and auditing at KPMG LLP, Proviti Inc. and STERIS Corporation prior to joining the Browns. 

Jenkins, who is on Baldwin Wallace University’s Board of Trustees, is a member of the board of directors for the Cleveland Browns Foundation, the Downtown Cleveland Alliance, the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, and Cleveland Development Advisors, and previously contributed as a board member of the MetroHealth Foundation, Cuyahoga Community College Foundation, Achievement Centers for Children, Greater Cleveland Food Bank, the Berea Chamber of Commerce and Lakewood Catholic Academy. While with the Browns, he also served as an adjunct professor at his alma mater, Baldwin Wallace University, where he taught a class on finance in the sports industry. 

A 2018 Cleveland Crain’s Business C-Suite COO honoree, Jenkins is a native of East Rochester, N.Y. and earned his B.S. in business administration from Baldwin Wallace in 1997. He now resides in Westlake with his wife, Ada, and sons, Tony and Sonny. 

 

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The Cleveland Browns have one of the richest traditions in professional football, boasting eight league titles, including four NFL championships. In addition, 17 former Browns have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, the seventh-most of any NFL franchise.
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COLUMBUS CREW HISTORY

Columbus Crew is the first club in Major League Soccer and was founded in 1994 before playing its first season in 1996. The Crew played at Ohio Stadium from 1996-1999 before moving into Historic Crew Stadium – the first professional soccer-specific stadium in the country – in 1999. The Black & Gold remained at Historic Crew Stadium until 2021.  

A two-time MLS Cup winner (2008, 2020), the Crew has also won one Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup (2002) as well as three MLS Supporters’ Shield titles (2004, 2008,2009). The Black & Gold won their first international trophy on September 19, 2021, as they defeated Liga MX side Cruz Azul 2-0 at Lower.com Field to win the 2021 Campeones Cup.

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FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns, is a multipurpose facility located on the shore of Lake Erie. Construction of the stadium began on May 15, 1997, and it opened on September 12, 1999 when the Browns took on their division rivals: the Pittsburgh Steelers. Originally named Cleveland Browns Stadium, it is built on the same site as Cleveland Municipal Stadium, the former home of the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians.

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Designed by HNTB and MKSK, the Crew broke ground on Lower.com Field on October 10, 2019, and held its ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 29, 2021. Last year, the state-of-the-art venue was named the winner of the 2021 James B. Recchie Design Award by Columbus Landmarks, as well as the winner of the 2021 Harrison W. Smith Award by the Columbus Downtown Commission. 
 
Lower.com Field is located at the center of the mixed-use Astor Park development downtown in the Arena District. The stadium seats 20,371 spectators and includes 30 suites and 1,900 club seats. Features also include 3,356 safe-standing seats in the Nordecke, the team’s supporters’ section; 220,000-square foot canopy that covers every seat in the stadium and is designed to keep noise in; a sunken field; a beer garden; The Pub; high-definition scoreboards; a frictionless matchday experience; and two sensory rooms. The plaza at the southeast corner establishes the connection to the downtown area, while a new pedestrian bridge connects the area to the Olentangy bike path.  
 
In addition to hosting the Crew’s Major League Soccer matches, Lower.com Field has also hosted the 2021 Campeones Cup (September 29, 2021), as well as two United States Men’s National Team’s 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and a United States Women’s National Team friendly. 

 

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Historic Crew Stadium is the first ever soccer-specific stadium in Major League Soccer. In addition to hosting concerts, sporting events and programming throughout the year, the venue also serves as the home of Columbus Crew 2 of MLS NEXT Pro. Previously serving as the home of the Columbus Crew from 1999-2021, Historic Crew Stadium opened its doors on May 15, 1999 to a sellout crowd for a match against the New England Revolution.  
 
Historic Crew Stadium has hosted numerous national and international events: eight U.S. Soccer FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – specifically four consecutive “Dos a Cero” victories for the U.S. over Mexico (2001, 2005, 2009, 2013) – FIFA Women’s World Cup matches, three MLS Cups (2001, 2015, 2020), two MLS All-Star Games and a number of concerts. It was named the world’s most influential stadium of the decade by Stadia Magazine in 2010. In 2008, the venue added a permanent stage in the North End, allowing for up to 35,000 fans to take in concerts and other marquee events.  

 

 

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The Ohio Health Performance Center is Columbus Crew’s state-of-the-art training facility, which opened in June of 2021. Located adjacent to Historic Crew Stadium, the facility is 42,000 square feet and houses all Crew soccer operations, including First Team, Second Team, and Academy. The OhioHealth Performance Center features two First Team natural grass fields, supported by hydronic heating and SubAir systems; one natural grass field and artificial turf for Academy use; and a seasonal bubble over Historic Crew Stadium’s field. The facility also features a full-service kitchen and dining area, a recovery room, a hydrotherapy area, as well as specific locker rooms, lounges, and training, and equipment rooms for the First Team and the Academy.

 

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In July 2021, the Cleveland Browns and CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC, one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing retail mortgage lenders, announced a long-term partnership that includes naming rights for the team’s “CrossCountry Mortgage Campus” training and administrative complex in Berea.

The Official Browns Practice Facility, which originally opened in August of 1991 has undergone many renovations since its debut. The 115,000 square foot building has two floors, both of which have been renovated in recent years.

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