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Columbus Crew SC announces remainder of September slate to begin Phase Two of Major League Soccer's continuation of play schedule

COLUMBUS – Columbus Crew SC in conjunction with Major League Soccer today announced the Club’s next three MLS regular-season matches are set to take place in September as part of Phase Two of the continuation of play. The Crew’s September 19 match against Nashville SC is scheduled to be followed by a home match against Minnesota United FC (September 23) and a road contest against Toronto FC (September 27).

For the two matches at MAPFRE Stadium, there will once again be an extremely limited number of tickets available, with season ticket members receiving access to purchase tickets for one (1) of the first Phase Two matches via a pre-sale starting tomorrow, September 12 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Season ticket members with questions should contact the Membership Services Team (614-447-2739, ext. 1 or membershipteam@columbuscrewsc.com) or visit www.columbuscrewsc.com/covid-19 for updated information. Capacity at MAPFRE Stadium for both matches will again be significantly reduced (1,500 individuals) and all individuals will be expected to follow guidelines outlined as part of the Club’s Responsible Restart Plan.

“We are excited to host a pair of home matches at MAPFRE Stadium as part of the start to Phase Two of the League’s continuation of play,” said Crew SC Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer Steve Lyons. “In following Governor DeWine’s order, we were pleased to welcome a limited number of supporters (1500) on September 6 as fans returned to the venue for the first time since March and our requirements for the upcoming two matches continue to include face coverings for all individuals entering the venue. As part of a shared responsibility to keep us all as safe as possible, we must abide by all of our Responsible Restart Plan protocols. While enjoying the match, when not actively eating or drinking, masks must remain on at all times and our Experience Team ushers will be increasing the number of trips up and down the stands during match action, continuing to enforce this rule as it is critical to the success of hosting matches. Six-feet distancing between fans’ self-selected known and trusted pods will also continue and we will be increasing the amount of signage at the bottom of seating sections as well as increasing our halftime messaging to continue to reinforce protocol throughout the match. All of these measures continue with one thing in mind: keeping the health and safety of everyone entering the building as the top priority on matchday.”

Continued Lyons: “Our plans continue to maximize flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances. For these two matches ahead, we look forward to executing our Responsible Restart Plan to create a matchday experience that is as safe and enjoyable as possible. We will continue to collaborate with public health experts, government officials and MLS throughout Phase Two.”

  • MATCHDAY AT MAPFRE STADIUM: A tutorial video on the match experience is available, describing health and safety protocols is available at the following link and discusses parking, no tailgating, ticketing, ingress/egress, masks/coverings, seating, social distancing, food and beverage, merchandise and more.
  • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: An FAQ for those entering MAPFRE Stadium is available

As a reminder, all tickets and parking passes for originally scheduled 2020 Crew SC regular season matches are no longer valid (and corresponding credits or other transactions, as applicable, have been processed), but this will not impact continued Season Ticket Member priority or access to the new Crew stadium. Additionally, parking is set to be available through the presale. All parking passes will be mobile and must be purchased in advance. No parking payments will be accepted on-site.  MAPFRE Stadium is a cashless environment for the remainder of the season and supporters should be prepared to use a payment card for all in-stadium purchases. Cash2Card machines are available at the stadium.

Season ticket members will be eligible to purchase any available location in MAPFRE Stadium including locations outside of their current level/price point/location. No tailgating will be permitted in the MAPFRE Stadium parking lots.

All three Crew SC matches announced today in Phase Two are set to be televised locally on FOX Sports Ohio (and streamed live on FOX Sports GO), with a full schedule available below. Similarly, the Black & Gold’s three matches will be aired locally on the radio in English on 97.1 The Fan and streaming online via “Listen Live” at 971TheFan.com, featuring Chris Doran broadcasting the contests. The club’s official website, ColumbusCrewSC.com, is set to stream Spanish-language audio broadcasts of all three Phase Two matches with Juan Valladares behind the microphone.

For a schedule of Crew SC’s upcoming 2020 MLS regular-season matches to begin Phase Two, please see below:

DATE

OPPONENT

REGIONAL TV NETWORK

TIME (ET)

Saturday, September 19

NASHVILLE SC

FOX Sports Ohio

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 23

MINNESOTA UNITED FC

FOX Sports Ohio

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 27

@ Toronto FC

FOX Sports Ohio

7:30 p.m.

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