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Columbus Crew Unveil 2024 Theme Night Calendar

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February 5, 2024 – MLS NEXT Pro (MLS NEXT Pro)Columbus Crew 2 News Release

COLUMBUS – Columbus Crew, the reigning MLS Cup champions, open their 29th season later this month and will host 17 regular season MLS matches at Lower.com Field. Complementing the Club’s exciting soccer on the pitch and the venue’s world-class amenities dedicated to creating an exceptional fan experience, the Black & Gold’s home slate features 15 matchday theme nights to further enhance supporters’ experience at Lower.com Field.

This year’s calendar begins with the return of Crewsmas — the supporter-driven tradition during the first home match of the year — for the home opener against Atlanta United FC on Saturday, Feb. 24. The Crew will celebrate the Club’s third MLS Cup with the distribution of championship rings to team personnel and the unveiling of the title year on the stadium’s south façade. Additionally, all fans in attendance will receive winter beanies, courtesy of Nationwide.

Following back-to-back road contests, the Black & Gold return home for Star Wars Night against Chicago Fire FC on Saturday, March 9.

In April, Youth Soccer Night, presented by Pathways Financial Credit Union, will be celebrated against D.C. United on Saturday, April 6, and Back to the 90’s Night, presented by Zenni Optical, returns against the Portland Timbers on Saturday, April 20 after its rad debut in 2023. The month concludes with On Our Sleeves Night, in partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, on Saturday, April 27 against CF Montreal. New this year, the Columbus Crew continue their support of children’s mental health by inviting fans to save the date of Saturday, May 4 for the 2024 On Our Sleeves 5K Run and Walk, supported by founding partner and Crew jersey partner Nationwide.

The Black & Gold begin May with the Hell is Real Derby, presented by Tipico Sportsbook, against FC Cincinnati on Saturday, May 11. The upcoming edition of the rivalry is a rematch of the 2023 Eastern Conference Championship, which the Crew won 3-2 in extra time.

Following three consecutive road matches, the Crew return home for Champion Columbus Night, presented by FCBank, on Saturday, May 29 against the New England Revolution.

The Black & Gold are celebrating Soccer For All, presented by JPMorgan Chase, during their match against the Seattle Sounders on Saturday, June 1. The Crew are dedicated to supporting the Columbus community through their education and youth soccer initiatives, and the team’s…

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