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SaveTheCrew Pens Open Letter to MLS Regarding the Future of the Columbus Crew SC

Today, #SaveTheCrew releases an open letter to MLS Commissioner Don Garber regarding the future of the Columbus Crew SC.

Following Mayor Andrew Ginther’s announcement of a viable ownership group ready to purchase the team, and private land available downtown for a soccer stadium, it’s clear that a real opportunity exists for MLS to avoid the disaster of moving the league’s original franchise.

In the letter, #SaveTheCrew pledges our support to ensure the future viability and success of the league’s original franchise, by working with the league and team ownership to build upon the support that already exists in Columbus, taking the team to new heights.


MLS has a duty to its fans. It’s time for the league to step in to ensure the right choice is made with respect to its history, and its future. It’s time for the league to join in to Respect Our Roots, and give Columbus Crew SC an opportunity to have local ownership for the first time in team history.

With local ownership, the Columbus fanbase is dedicated to continuing our support for this team in this city. We are MASSIVE, and will support Columbus Crew SC for generations to come.

Glory to Columbus.

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What you need to know to “Fill the ‘Fre”

Fill The FRE Districts

Recently you may have seen a new map of MAPFRE Stadium and it may have left you confused. You could be asking yourself what’s ‘Frankieton’? What does AAR stand for? What do all these names mean?

Fair questions. Here’s the story.

In February, the Save The Crew team began planning for a new volunteer workforce to help improve attendance at Crew games. They named this effort “Fill The FRE” and started considering what could be done that would bring new fans to the stadium. As it evolved, a plan was formed that created many mini-communities, kind of like 15 Nordeckes, throughout MAPFRE Stadium. Each of these districts would be made up of a few sections and would have its own volunteer force allocated to it. They’d name themselves and come up with their own plans for how to bring people to games. With that, Fill The FRE was off and running. Continue reading What you need to know to “Fill the ‘Fre”

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Senator Kunze passes resolution supporting Save The Crew

The Save the Crew movement has taken a multi-faceted approach to our efforts, knowing that no single element would be sufficient to keep the team in Columbus. The movement has emphasized fan support, gathered business allies, and reached out to local government to adopt resolutions. All to support the cause of saving the Columbus Crew.

However, one ongoing effort came to fruition at the end of February.

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Social Suite: Community Kit edition

Last night at Save The Crew business ally King Avenue 5, we released the much anticipated “Community Kit.” This kit is designed by Columbus supporters, for Columbus supporters everywhere. The reveal party was a limited engagement with a certain amount of people being allowed in (silly fire codes).

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The Community Kit

A Closer Look

Save The Crew believes that together, as a community, Columbus owns its soccer history, culture, and tradition. We are launching The Community Kit to represent the best of supporter engagement, passion, and culture. The jersey is meant to be OUR say, OUR reflection of how soccer is woven into the threads of Columbus’ fabric. The Community Kit is designed BY Columbus supporters, FOR Columbus supporters. Continue reading The Community Kit

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Crew SC players “share the love” after receiving valentines from fans

Valentine’s Day has come and gone and if you’re like me, it was just another Wednesday… but I digress.

During this holiday it’s not uncommon to see people show affection by gifting small tokens of appreciation to one another. Fans of the Black & Gold did just that with the help of Save The Crew business ally Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream.

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