THE GOLD STANDARD OF MLS

The Gold Standard kit is here! Purchase a 2022 Columbus Crew Gold Kit at the Crew Shop, or online here.

Gear up for the Opening Match of 2022 at Lower.com Field on Saturday, February 26th with Black & Gold Week! Join us for events, community service, and more as we paint the town Black & GOLD! View the full calendar of events below.

Saturday, February 19

Window Decorating
  • Businesses around Columbus have joined in on the excitement of Black & Gold Week by decorating their windows and showing their support for the Crew! By voting here on your favorite decorations, you could win two tickets to the home opener.
  • Participating locations include Aladdin's, Barrel & Taps, Basic Biscuits, Kindness & Coffee, Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar, Brekkie Shack, City of Grandview Heights Parks and Rec, Experience Columbus, FrameMakers of Clintonville, High Bank Distillery Co., Highline Coffee Co., Land-Grant Brewing Company, Marshall's Restaurant and Bar, Moran's, Mount Carmel and Mount Carmel College of Nursing, Mrs. Goodman's Baking Co., Northwestern Mutual, Oswald, Park Street Tavern, Pathways Financial Credit Union, Robintek, Sunny Street Cafe, Tonic Studios, Union Cafe & Axis Nightclub, Whistle & Keg, and Zoup! Eatery
Jersey Launch
  • Go GOLD for the Columbus Crew season as the new Gold jersey drops at Lower.com Field and be one of the first to purchase the 2022 jersey!
  • The Pub at Lower.com Field is OPEN 11:30am-7:00pm with a special Black & Gold menu & Gold Standard cocktail
  • Crew Shop is OPEN from 12:30pm-7:00pm and will be stocked with the latest Black & Gold gear
  • Meet your STM Rep & Gift Pickup: 1:00-6:00pm at The Pub
  • Lower.com Field Ticket Office open 12:30pm-7:00pm
  • FREE parking at Hocking & 600 W. Spring Street lots
  • Some special Crew alumni will be in attendance, including: Dante Washington, Frankie Hejduk, Tom Presthus, Brian Maisonneuve, Ross Friedman, Rob Smith, Obi Moneme, Duncan Oughton, Adam Bedell, Chad Barson

Sunday, February 20

Nordecke Blanket Making
  • Join Nordecke volunteers in making blankets for the Ronald McDonald House Columbus
  • WHERE: Historic Crew Stadium, Upper 90
  • WHEN: 10:00am-4:00pm

Wednesday, February 23

Columbus Crew Foundation Mini Pitch Announcement
  • Our newest mini-pitch location will be revealed! Opening in Summer 2022 in partnership with the Crew Foundation, U.S. Soccer Foundation, Nationwide, and Lower.com
Mini-Library Installations
  • The Columbus Crew will install four new mini-libraries in the community - locations coming soon!
  • Have a new or gently used book to donate to the libraries? Drop them off at the Lower.com Field West Lobby entrance before February 23

Thursday, February 24 - Community Day

Get out in the Columbus community, wear your Black & Gold, and spread the word using #Crew96!

Community Day Clap-Ins
  • Join Crew staff in cheering on local Columbus City Schools students as they start their school day
  • Locations: Columbus Spanish Immersion Academy, Olde Orchard Elementary School, and Georgian Heights
  • RSVP link coming soon!
Nordecke Blanket Delivery
  • Nordecke volunteers and Crew alumni are teaming up to deliver handmade blankets, provide dinner, and celebrate the 2022 season with Ronald McDonald House families
  • Follow Columbus Crew on social media for updates on the delivery!
Project Jukebox - 6:30 - 7:30pm
  • Join fans and supporters at the Lower.com Field - Nordecke Beer Garden to practice chants and get ready for the 2022 season!

Friday, February 25 - Black & GOLD Friday

Wear your Black & Gold and show Columbus you're ready for the 2022 season!

Black & Gold Bash - 6:00-9:00pm
  • Land Grant Brewing Company from 6-9pm ET - all supporters are invited! Join us to celebrate the beginning of the 2022 MLS season
  • Listen to a live recording of¬†Beers with the Brewers Podcast¬†featuring Columbus Crew President & General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko
  • Enjoy a live performance by DJ Kyle Haze and other on-site activities

Saturday, February 26 - 2022 Season Opener

March To The Match
  • Main rallying point is Battelle Plaza. Join Crew supporters at surrounding bars and restaurants starting at Noon
  • March begins at 2:30 p.m.
  • Lower.com Field is located in a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) - visit arenadistrict.com/dora for details
Columbus Crew vs. Vancouver Whitecaps - Lower.com Field - 3:30pm