Columbus Crew (7-6-9, 30 pts.) vs. New York City FC (12-4-6, 42 pts.)
Sat., August 6 at 7:30 p.m.
It's a clash of champions: your 2020 MLS Cup Champion Columbus Crew and the 2021 MLS Cup Champion New York City FC. Both teams are currently in playoff positioning, with the Crew in sixth and NYCFC in second.
Saturday's match is also a celebration of our young fans going Back to School! See below for special pre-match activities and giveaways will get the kids geared up for the upcoming school year. As part of the Club’s commitment to the importance of education, beginning with Saturday’s match, Crew fans will have the opportunity to participate in a donation drive in support of NBC4’s Stuff the Backpack campaign to assist students in Franklin and Licking counties. Our goal is to supply as many backpacks as possible – stuffed with essential supplies – to students in grades K through 12. $10 can stuff one backpack, and $270 can help an entire classroom!
- The first 5,000 kids will receive a free school folder and enjoy a unique "First Day of School" photo backdrop on the Community Plaza.
- Enter to win an autographed team-signed jersey by donating to the Stuff the Backpack campaign, helping students around Central Ohio. Donations are accepted in the West Lobby and outside of the AEP Gate in the southeast corner.
- Savor $5 beers and great grub at The Pub for an extended 96-minute happy hour starting at 4:24 p.m.
- Enjoy Scott's Yard Games, which include Giant Jenga, Cornhole and Soccer Pop-Up Goals.
- Try to win prizes at Nationwide's Kick & Win, Lower.com's Soccer Skee-Ball, and Columbia Gas' Trivia.
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Prior to Arrival
Be sure to arrive early to take in the unique experience at Lower.com Field! There are a number of features that allow for a seamless arrival at the stadium:
Know Before You Go
- Review the Know Before You Go resource page to know what to expect on matchday at Lower.com Field.
- View the centralized resource for additional matchday topics, including ingress, parking, mobile ticketing, maps, and more.
- For a detailed list of matchday- or stadium-related information, refer to the A-Z Guide.
- All tickets for the match are available through mobile devices; please download your ticket in advance. The easiest place to access your mobile tickets is through the official Columbus Crew App.
- No more long waits to get your ticket scanned! Scan your own ticket(s) at the Axess turnstiles, similar to what you see at the airport.
- Express Entry: Lower.com Field is now offering Touchless Entry featuring seamless and quick access into the stadium through Facial Ticketing. Look for the yellow “Express Entry” signs above turnstiles on the left-hand side of the AEP Gate (southeast corner). Fans can sign up for Free Express Entry before the match for the fastest way to get into Lower.com Field!
- For more information, view the Mobile Ticketing page.
Free Stadium WiFi
- Connect to Lower.com Field's free WiFi presented by Tipico Sportsbook on your phone for a faster mobile connection (Name: Stadium WiFi)
- Lower.com Field is a cashless stadium. Cash2Card kiosks are located throughout the stadium.
- Lower.com Field will offer its full slate of food & beverage options. View a full list of food vendors here.
- The Crew Shop will close three hours prior to kick on matchday and open again for ticketed guests when Lower.com Field gates open.
- View Crew Shop hours of operation.
- In accordance with the City of Columbus’ new ordinance, masks will no longer be required in indoor spaces at Lower.com Field. However, fans are welcome to continue wearing masks if they choose.
Nordecke Policy Update
- Because of a violation of League and Club policy, all drinks will be poured into cups in the Nordecke section.
Leaving Lower.com Field
- View the recommended egress routes following matches at Lower.com Field.