COLUMBUS– Columbus Crew today announced the match-ups that Lower.com Field will play host for this week as the 2022 Columbus City League Championships, presented by OhioHealth, take place on Thursday, October 13. The Centennial Stars take on the Whetstone Braves in the girls’ championship at 5:30 p.m. ET before the Centennial Stars face Columbus West in the boys’ championship at 7:30 p.m. ET. Prior to the championship matches, a special match is set to take place at 3:30 p.m. ET between the Linden McKinley STEM Academy Panthers and the Marion Franklin Devils. Entry to the special match at 3:30 is free, with tickets for the championship matches sold for $6. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com.
The special match is part of a continued collaboration between the Columbus City Schools and the Crew’s commitment to making high-quality education and youth soccer accessible to all. Amenities are all provided at no cost to the schools in the competition. The inaugural Columbus City League Championships took place in 2011.
Amenities such as the facility, field and public address are all provided at no cost to the schools in the competition. The inaugural Columbus City League Championships took place in 2011. 2019 marked the ninth edition for both boys' and girls' championships. Due to the Covid pandemic, the 2020 and 2021 title matches did not take place, with 2022 serving as the official return of the City League Championships and the first time ever it will be played at Lower.com Field.
Following the completion of both City League Championship games, an MVP and accompanying scholarship to be applied to higher learning, courtesy of the Columbus Crew Foundation and OhioHealth, will be awarded to a player on each championship-winning team.
Additional information for those headed to Lower.com Field is available at lowerfieldcbus.com.