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Image : Crew Communications
C A S E S T U D Y
Inviting + Dynamic
Project : Lower . com Field Location : Columbus , Ohio Architect : HTNB Railing : Trex Commercial
The brand-new Lower . com Field , home of Major League Soccer ' s Columbus Crew , is located at the center of the mixed-use Astor Park development in the city ’ s Arena District . Designed to be inviting and dynamic — embodying the diversity and spirit of Columbus , Ohio — the venue seats 20,371 spectators and includes 30 suites and 1,900 club seats .
A notable feature is the 3,356-seat supporter section . Its 37-degree rake angle is one of the steepest in the MLS , allowing fans to feel as if they are on top of the action . Lower . com Field adopted Trex Commercial ’ s specially designed Seating Rail System with fold-down bench seats mounted securely to metal framing . The system provides more than 18 inches of leg room and easy movement within aisles . A built-in lean rail optimizes views of the pitch and enhances crowd control .
In total , the stadium uses more than 21,000 linear feet of Trex ’ s architectural railing .
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