COLUMBUS – Columbus Crew today unveiled its newest primary jersey, The Gold Standard kit by adidas, in advance of the 2022 Major League Soccer season.
This season, the Crew will don the Black & Gold colors that are synonymous with the team’s grit, hard work and determination, as well as the passion of its supporters. A modern twist on the gold kits that have been central to the Club’s identity throughout the years, The Gold Standard kit features the newly modernized Isometric Checkerboard pattern, which makes its appearance on a jersey for the first time.
The jersey’s back neck transfer is emblazoned with the “Crew96” logo, a visual representation of the hashtag #Crew96, which commemorates the Crew’s standing as the first club in MLS history and marks the Black & Gold’s first game in 1996. The mark itself references the arch structures that curve over the streets in Columbus’ historic Short North Arts District, near Lower.com Field.
Featured on the jock tag is the State of Ohio logo, which pays homage to the Black & Gold fans throughout the Buckeye State, represented by the Isometric Checkerboard that fills the outline of the state.
The Crew is set to open the 2022 MLS season by hosting Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Lower.com Field on Saturday, February 26 at 3:30 p.m. ET. Following the home opener, the Crew hits the road and travels to face the San Jose Earthquakes at PayPal Park on March 5 for the first away match of the season. The Crew’s full schedule for the 2022 MLS regular season can be found at ColumbusCrew.com.
The 2022 season will be the Black & Gold’s 27th in MLS and the first full season at Lower.com Field, located in Astor Park. Fans looking to experience Crew matches have several options to save money, while getting the best seats for marquee matches. Season Ticket Memberships include benefits such as private, member-only events; a 10 percent discount at the Crew Shop; monthly, interest-free payment plans; the ability to purchase discounted parking; pre-sale access to all events at Lower.com Field, Historic Crew Stadium and FirstEnergy Stadium; and a dedicated account manager and service representative.
Fans can also choose between various packages that offer great benefits and ticket discounts, including Nine-Match Ticket Plans, Five-Match Ticket Plans, and Group Ticket Plans which are on sale now. Fans can additionally purchase single-match tickets, which are now available.