Upcoming Events at Fortress Obetz




Fortress Obetz is a 6,500 seat stadium on the site of the former Columbus Motor Speedway in Obetz, Ohio. In September 2016, Obetz purchased the Columbus Motor Speedway. Obetz has developed it into a community asset to host concerts, farmers’ markets, trade shows, sporting events, festivals, and other community activities. In its inaugural year (2017), it held events such as the annual Obetz Zucchinifest and Fashion Meets Music Festival. This 50 acre, $15 million project was completed in the fall of 2017. The stadium also serves as the new home for the Ohio Machine of Major League Lacrosse. The stadium’s first event was held on May 6, 2017 for the first home game of the Machine, against the Rochester Rattlers. Fortress Obetz also hosted the high school football match-up between Hamilton Township and Groveport Madison. Even though Obetz is home to these two school districts, they had not competed against each other in football in over 50 years. This event took place on August 31, 2017.


Fortress Obetz Features

Guests at Fortress Obetz can enjoy games from an expansive bleacher system that seats 6,500, and offers multiple seating levels all with tremendous unobstructed sight-lines and exceptional closeness to the action playing out on an international-sized, turf field. On-field participants play on an advanced athletic surface with world-class safety specifications, game-specific lining, and appropriate sizing for the contest. This gives the field the ability to change day-to-day and host a variety of sporting events. The game day experience is enhanced through the integration of multiple state-of-the-art video boards at the venue. Additionally, the facility features expanded concession offerings, modern bathroom facilities, ample parking, and unique premium hospitality options that elevate the facility to one of the premier settings of its size in the country.

Features include:

– 6,500 seat grandstand

– 1,100 flip down seats

– 2,000 bench back seats

– 3,400 bleacher seats

– Press Box

– Advanced Synthetic Turf Field

– Meets World Rugby Regulation 22 and FIFA recommended 2 Star

– Sport specific lines added for each game

– Field lighting to NCAA Best Practices Specifications

– 5 Video Boards/Integrated scoreboards/Field Clocks

– Remote control camera system

– 18,000 square foot Fortress building

– 15,000 square foot courtyard

– VIP Seating

– 2 Locker rooms

– Officials’ Room

– Cheer/Dance Changing Room

– 2 new Concession buildings

– Stage

– Sound system

– Lawn Seating

– New restrooms

– Additional remodeled restrooms and concessions

– 3 new natural grass athletic fields

– Expanded Parking


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