As one of the charter members of the MLS, the Columbus Crew have been one of the stalwarts of the league, frequently finishing both at the top of the standings and towards the top in attendance. The Columbus Crew have had a rich history, as MLS teams go, starting with the original owner Lamar Hunt, one of the original investors in the league on the whole, took control of the Columbus Crew in 1994, and concurrently to that, announced the creation of the first soccer-specific stadium in the MLS. The team currently plays its games at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. For the team’s first four years, they played at Ohio Stadium, home of the Ohio State Buckeyes Football team. In 1999, the team opened Columbus Crew Stadium, making them the first MLS team with a soccer-specific stadium.