About the Columbus Crew
Columbus Crew Tickets
One of the charter members of Major League Soccer, the Columbus Crew were founded in 1996. A perennial high-performer, the Crew have a string of victories to their name over the last twenty-plus years of professional play, including the 2008 MLS Cup, the 2004, 2008, and 2009 Supporters’ Shield, and the 2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The Crew also have a string of CONCACAF qualifiers as well, with the team reaching the quarterfinals three times in their history so far.
Early Struggles and Later Successes
Inaugural seasons can be rough on new teams, and the Crew certainly paid its dues. While Columbus started out strong with an initial win, a string of losses saw them only bagging another 5 victories through 21 games. The team turned it around in the end, though, pushing hard and winning the next 9 out of 10, earning them a spot in the playoffs.
The next few seasons would continue to be a struggle, with Columbus consistently being locked out of winning positions by their biggest rivals, DC United and the Chicago Fire. Yet the team fought their way to supremacy tooth and nail in the mid-to-late 2000s, earning a number of championship wins that placed them at the top of the heap for most of the decade.
The Modern Crew
Truth be told, the Columbus Crew of today might have lost a step from a decade ago, but just because they’re down doesn’t mean they’re out. A major kerfuffle between the city of Columbus and the soccer club’s owners over a possible relocation certainly left a black mark on the team. That said, fans have rallied around the Crew like none other – including new owner Jimmy Halsam, who also owns the Cleveland Browns. The Crew are staying in Columbus where they belong, thrilling fans to no end, and setting the stage for a major revival in the coming years!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do the Crew play?
The Columbus Crew play their home games at MAPFRE Stadium, which was built in 1999. It has the distinction of being the very first soccer-specific stadium built by a Major League Soccer team, and it’s paid off: the venue won the 2015 Soccer Field of the Year award from the Sports Turf Managers Association. That’s a pretty big deal, from what we hear.
When do Crew tickets go on sale?
Crew tickets go on sale before the MLS begins its regular season. In fact, cheap Columbus Crew tickets to games played at MAPFRE Stadium are available months in advance, as are Crew tickets for away games. In other words, there’s no rush to check the Columbus Crew’s schedule. Just grab tickets whenever you’ve got the itch.
Is it better to buy Crew tickets in advance?
With Crew tickets being available so far ahead of time, it’s easy to buy tickets whenever you want to – but there’s little need to plan ahead. You can often get cheap last-minute tickets to Columbus Crew’s games by waiting to make your purchase until the very last minute. As game day gets closer and sellers drop their prices, fans reap the benefits.
What’s the best way to buy cheap Crew tickets?
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