COLUMBUS — Columbus Crew announced additional matchday programming details surrounding its April 2 home match against Nashville SC at Lower.com Field [6:00 p.m. ET / Bally Sports Ohio, Bally Sports App (Stream) / 97.1 The Fan & 971thefan.com (English); ColumbusCrew.com (Spanish)]. The Club is set to honor Crew legend Federico Higuain on that day, with Higuain signing a ceremonial one-day contract to retire as a member of the Black & Gold.
Limited single-match tickets remain available through columbuscrew.com/tickets and fans should plan to arrive early to ensure they are able to witness the on-field pre-match recognition. Fans are also encouraged to wear gold to the stadium to celebrate the Crew’s gold standard as Major League Soccer’s first club. The April 2 match is included as part of the Club’s Season Ticket Plans, Nine-Match Ticket Plans, Five-Match Ticket Plans and Group Ticket Plans which are currently on sale.
On matchday, the Club will hold a contract-signing with Higuain at Lower.com Field’s community plaza. Gates are set to open for Season Ticket Members at 4:00 p.m. ET for the signing, which begins at 4:15 p.m. ET. After the contract-signing, Higuain is set to sign autographs in the plaza from approximately 4:30 p.m. ET – when gates open for the general public – until 5:30 p.m. ET. Fans attending the match will have the opportunity to have an item autographed by Higuain, as well as get a photo with him as part of the autograph session. Lawn games, a merchandise stand, along with food and beverage options will be available in the plaza from 4:00 p.m. ET through the end of the contest.
Pre-match events are set to include a ceremonial first kick taken by Higuain’s three children. Following the ceremonial first kick, a recognition for Higuain will be conducted at midfield.
Following the match, The Pub will remain open for the entirety of the NCAA Final Four games. Screens in The Pub and Community Plaza will display the games for supporters to stay and watch. Discounted food and beverages will be offered on the Plaza for those with a college student ID and The Ohio State University mascot Brutus Buckeye will be in attendance.
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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.