COLUMBUS — The Columbus Crew announced today that it has launched its Save. Support. Be Massive. 2014 season ticket campaign, where fans can save up to 24% on season tickets to see the Black & Gold at Crew Stadium during the 2014 MLS season. During this special pricing window, current Crew Soccer Nation Gold Level Season Ticket Members also have the opportunity to save if they renew for next season.
Since launching the Crew’s Goal 10K initiative (10,000 Crew Soccer Nation season ticket members) prior to the 2012 season, the Crew has grown its season ticket base by more than 55 percent – a mark that ranks near the top of non-expansion MLS teams in season ticket growth over that period.
“The Columbus community has really responded to our Goal 10K campaign and has helped put us on a path to accomplish this milestone,” said Crew Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Mike Malo. “We certainly need to continue this momentum now that we have surpassed the 7,000 season ticket benchmark and are in the home stretch. This special pricing window offers some compelling savings and value to our fans, which we have offered the past two years and has really kick-started our season ticket growth during that period.”
2013 new season tickets set an all-time Crew record, besting the 2012 record. Corporate support has been the hub of that success, growing the club’s corporate season ticket base by almost 200% in the last two years.
“The corporate community in Columbus has really rallied around this effort and has been a big part of our growth,” said Malo. “We’ve barely scratched the surface though with a majority of the companies in the region, so there’s still a lot of work to do in this area.”
Because of the demand for premiere seat locations at Crew Stadium, the club has invested in upgrading the three center sections (105, 106, 107) on the east side of the stadium from bench seating to individual chair-back seating, and is investing in creating four more access points from these sections to the lower concourse concession stands and restrooms.
As a Columbus Crew season ticket holder and member of Crew Soccer Nation, fans have some of the most exclusive benefits and team access in all of professional sports. Crew Soccer Nation provides year-round programming built to engage Crew fans and partners through unique events and opportunities. Some of those benefits include:
- Center Circle Club Match & Dinner (Center Circle Club members)
- Opening Match Party (Premier East & Center Circle Club members)
- Crew Fest
- Awards Ceremony
- Supporters’ Summit
- Rookie Boot Camp (first-year season ticket holders)
- Match Day Clinics
- Ticket Exchange Privileges that provide the opportunity to exchange tickets from one match to another*
- U.S. Soccer and Crew Stadium concerts pre-sale offers
- Interest-free payment plans
For complete details on the special pricing window and more information on 2014 season tickets, which start at just $13 per match, please visit the Crew’s website via the following link: http://www.thecrew.com/tickets .