Columbus Crew update: Breaking down who is paying what for the Arena District stadium and the Mapfre makeover

Keeping tabs on how backers are going to pay to build a new Columbus Crew SC stadium and redevelop the old Mapfre site is kind of like watching a well-played soccer game – fast and fluid.

Facing a Dec. 31 deadline to have a deal in place, talks between all the parties in the negotiations have been intense and ongoing.

The deal remains a moving target, said Alex Fischer, CEO of the Columbus Partnership and the person spearheading negotiations between the proposed new ownership group and Major…