The Columbus Crew is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Night at Lower.com Field tomorrow, Tuesday, September 14 when the Crew hosts the New York Red Bulls for a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff.
Hispanic Heritage Night at Lower.com Field is set to celebrate the Hispanic community of Columbus ahead of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 – October 15.
Hispanic Heritage Night on September 14
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Pub & Plaza Party
Ahead of the match, a Plaza & Pub Party is set to begin at 5:00 p.m. ET. | PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.
The Plaza & Pub Party will feature $5 beer specials and access to food trucks for the entire hour, as well as a live performance by Spanglish punk band Troubled Sapiens. Additionally, supporters can visit a Modelo booth on the Plaza, where they can enter to win premium prizes including a branded cooler.
Get A Kick Out Of Reading Challenge Winner
Pre-match events are set to include a special message to supporters from Crew players, as well as the ceremonial goal kick, which will be taken by Parker Despins, the winner of the “Get A Kick Out of Reading Challenge” presented by Cardinal Health.
Hometown Hero and Hard Hat Hero
The Hometown Hero for the match will be Sergeant Marcos Gasca of the Ohio Army National Guard, and the Club’s selection for the Hard Hat Hero is slated to be Josué Vicente, Executive Director of the Ohio Hispanic Coalition.
U.S. National Anthem Singer
The U.S. National Anthem will be performed by Columbus-based bilingual singer Karen Labra. Additionally, several stadium announcements included the Starting XI will be made in Spanish, while DJ Leek will play Hispanic Heritage Night-themed warm-up and halftime music.
The Nordecke will feature flags from all Hispanic countries, while representatives from La Turbina Amarilla and La Guardia 96 – two of Nordecke’s Hispanic supporter groups – will run capo responsibilities.
Join Us In "Vamos Crew" Chant
During the match, fans in all sections of Lower.com Field are encouraged to join along in a full-stadium “Vamos Crew” chant led by the Nordecke around the 30th and 75th minutes. Notably, tickets to Tuesday’s match have been donated to Proyecto Mariposas, the Ohio Hispanic Coalition and the Big Brothers Big Sisters Hispanic Mentoring Program.