MATCH GUIDE | Military Appreciation Night

Columbus Crew (8-6-10, 34 pts.) vs. Atlanta United (7-9-8, 29 pts.)

Sun., August 21st at 5:30 p.m.

Military Appreciation Night presented by AEP

TV: FS1, FOX Deportes
Radio: 97.1 The Fan

Through 24 matches, the Black & Gold have climbed to fifth in the Eastern Conference standings and are unbeaten in 11 of the last 12! Show massive support for your Crew as they continue their pursuit of a playoff position this Sunday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. against Atlanta United in a nationally televised match on FS1.

On Sunday, the community plaza at Field will feature military appreciation activities and the Crew Shop will offer a 10 percent discount to those with military ID. The first 15,000 fans will receive a free Crew camouflage flag. At the end of the national anthem ahead of kickoff, parachuters representing various military branches will land on the pitch amidst patriotic smoke.

On-field, the Club will also wear special camouflage pre-match tops during warm-ups. After the match, these game-worn warm-up tops will be hand-signed by the players and available in a limited auction. All proceeds from this auction benefit both National Veterans Memorial and Museum and MASH Pantry. The auction will open Monday, August 22nd and close at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 29th.

The Club plans to honor and celebrate military veterans, including those in attendance as supporters as well as matchday staff. As part of the day’s recognition, the Crew and AEP recently helped create a special afternoon at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus, featuring veterans from both the Club and AEP. A video highlighting that special afternoon will be played at halftime for those in attendance.

Pre-Match Activities

  • The first 15,000 fans will receive a free camouflage flag.
  • The Franklin County Recorder's Office will be providing veterans with the opportunity to get their free photo ID card.
  • Veteran Companion Animal Services will have a service dog on site to help pair local veterans with companion dogs from local shelters.
  • National Veterans Memorial and Museum and the Franklin County Veterans Service Commission will be on the Community Plaza.
  • Write well-wishes to military members on a giant Military Appreciation Postcard presented by AEP Energy.
  • Jam to the tunes of the Willie Nelson Mandela Band playing on the plaza stage.
  • Try to win prizes at Nationwide's Kick & Win,'s Soccer Skee-Ball, Tim Hortons' Prize Wheel, and enjoy Ease Logistics' SpeakEASEy Bar.

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Crew Shop

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Umbrella Policy

  • Collapsible, non-golf umbrellas are permitted inside Field.
  • Umbrellas may not have metal tips or pointed edges.
  • Umbrellas may be used if, when open, it provides protection only to the guest holding it and does not interfere with other guests' enjoyment of the match or event. Similarly, the open umbrella must not compromise other guests' ability to view the match or event. As such, guests may be asked to close their umbrella if it is obstructing the view of other guests.
  • Large and/or golf umbrellas will not be permitted in Field.

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