MATCH GUIDE | Crewsmas

Columbus Crew vs. Atlanta United FC - Sat., February 24 at 2:00 p.m.

Start putting your black and gold lights out and hang your supporter scarves by the chimney with care. Crewsmas – the first regular-season home match of the Crew’s season – is coming to Field and with that, another season to dream about more hardware.

Crewsmas promises to bring treats to good girls and boys. All fans in attendance will receive a Crew winter beanie courtesy of Nationwide. Plus, the 2023 MLS Cup Champions installation with be unveiled on the façade of the stadium, and the team will receive its championship rings.

The afternoon will be packed with action as the Black & Gold kick off their 2024 league campaign against an Atlanta side it faced in last season’s MLS Cup Playoffs. Let’s send them home with another loss.

Can't make it to the match? Watch on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV or tune in on Alt 105.7 FM and the iHeartRadio app in English and on La Grande 102.5 FM and the La Grande app in Spanish.

Scroll below to learn more about the activities of this season-opening match day. Supporters are encouraged to arrive as early as possible and pre-purchase parking to enjoy the unique championship celebration pre-match festivities.

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Secure your seat to cheer on the reigning MLS Cup champion Columbus Crew at Field this season!


Ahead of the Home Opener, take a look at why Saturday's match is a can't miss event in Columbus:

Pre-Match Activities

  • Stop by the Crew Shop to pick up one of the limited edition Columbus Crewsmas T-shirts. This is the first of a series of specialty Crew x Homage matchday T-Shirts this season.
  • MATCHDAY TEAM ARRIVAL: At 12:25 p.m., cheer on your Crew as the team arrives at the West Lobby on Columbus Crew Way!
  • When gates open at 12:30 p.m., the first 20,000 fans get a free Crew winter beanie hat, courtesy of Nationwide.
  • Listen to the tunes of The Deal Breakers on the Chase Plaza.
  • Try your luck at winning prizes through the Nationwide's Kick & Win.
  • Enjoy libations at the SpeakEASEy Bar.

Pre-Match Celebrations

  • Two-time Black & Gold Champion Josh Williams will kick off our Crewsmas celebration as our first Match Ignitor of the year.
  • Arrive early because you won't want to miss this the ceremonial presentation of championship rings to the team and the unveiling of the championship year on the stadium facade.
Josh Williams - Match Ignitor

Prior to Arrival

Be sure to arrive early to take in the unique experience at Field! There are a number of features that allow for a seamless arrival at the stadium:

Know Before You Go

Matchday Homepage

A-Z Guide

  • 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: Field is now offering Express 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 Field!
  • For more information, view the Mobile Ticketing page.


Free Stadium WiFi

  • Connect to Field's free WiFi on your phone for a faster mobile connection (Name: Stadium WiFi)

Cash2Card Kiosks

  • Field is a cashless stadium. Cash2Card kiosks are located throughout the stadium.


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