- Address: 411 Woody Hayes Drive, Columbus
- Country: United States
- Capacity: 102,000
- Opened: 7 October 1922
- Main use: American football
- Tenants: Ohio State Buckeyes (American football)
Extra stadium info – Ohio Stadium
The construction of the Ohio Stadium, which opened with an American football match, started in 1921. The stadium is also known as The Horseshoe. It became the largest sports venue by capacity in Ohio. On 27 July 2016, the French football side Paris Saint-Germain faced the Spanish football side Real Madrid at the Ohio Stadium. PSG won the game between the world famous clubs. 86,000 spectators attended the match, which became a record attendance for a football match in Ohio. Nanitamo Jonathan Ikoné scored the first goal of the game. Thomas Meunier scored the second and third goal of the match. Marcelo Vieira da Silva Júnior, who won several world championship titles, scored the only goal for Real Madrid in the game.
American football at the Ohio Stadium
The Ohio Glory, a former American football club, played home games at the stadium in 1992. The American football team of the Ohio State Buckeyes, known as members of the Big Ten Conference, moved to the Ohio Stadium in 1922. They played numerous matches at the Ohio Stadium with attendances above 100,000. The American football team of the Ohio State Buckeyes won various division titles.
The Columbus Crew
Football club Columbus Crew used the Ohio Stadium for home games in the 1990s. They drew an average home attendance of 18,000 in their first-ever Major League Soccer season in 1996. The Crew won 11 of their 32 Major League Soccer games in 1996. That year, they drew 17 MLS games. The Columbus Crew faced the Tampa Bay Mutiny, a former Major League Soccer club from Florida, in their first-ever play-off match. The Crew lost the game in front of 20,000 fans in Columbus.