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Columbus Crew vs. New York Red Bulls - Sat., July 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Prepare for an unforgettable Fourth of July themed match at Field against the New York Red Bulls.

The Black & Gold will continue to showcase fireworks on and off the pitch in Columbus, where the Crew – who are first in MLS for home goals scored and are among the league’s leaders for goals overall – face NYRB, a team known for its aggressive, attacking style of play.

Presented by, the third annual Fireworks Night promises to be a celebration of our country, complete with a hot dog eating contest, picnic vibes, and of course, a spectacular post-match fireworks display.

Don't miss out on this iconic event that celebrates our nation's independence with soccer, food and fun, as well as the third anniversary of Field!

Can't make it to the match? Tune in on 97.1 The Fan or La Mega 103.1 or watch on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.

Scroll below to learn more about the activities of this match day. Supporters are encouraged to arrive as early as possible and pre-purchase parking to enjoy the festivities as there is a baseball game happening nearby at the same time.

Pre-Match Activities

  • Hop in to our 96-minute happy hour starting at 4:24 p.m. and dive into pre-match discounted food and drink ($3 hot dogs, $5 domestic and $6 craft beers) until 6:00 p.m. Cater to the kids with kids meals starting at $5!
  • At 6:30 p.m., witness a Dirty Frank's Hot Dog Palace hot dog eating contest between supporters of the Black & Gold.
  • Get your **Americana pre-match top and Captain America soccer ball** at the Crew Shop.
  • Stop by our grill station for some backyard barbecue!
  • Get ready for Independence Day and take pictures with our July 4th props!
  • Listen to the acoustic tunes of American Idol contestant and Ohio native Chandler Carter outside the AEP Gate.
  • Try your luck at winning prizes through the Nationwide's Kick & Win and Soccer Skee-ball.

Matchday Team Arrival

  • At 5:55 p.m., cheer on your Crew as the team arrives at the West Lobby on Columbus Crew Way!
  • Fans at the 96-minute happy hour who wish to attend the team arrival should see an experience team member.

Post-match Fireworks, pres. by

  • Shortly after the conclusion of the match, once the players have cleared the field, a fireworks display presented by is set to take place at Field.

Sensory Warning

  • Please be advised that fireworks and pyrotechnics will be used during the match. After a Crew goal and win, lighting effects will be utilized that may influence certain medical conditions.
  • Fans can take a Sensory Inclusion Pack by visiting the Koorsen Guest Services Center, located behind Section 112 on the Main Concourse, or outside the West Premium Lobby entrance. Packs intended to reduce impact of the in-person experience that may be overwhelming to some of our guests include items such as fidget toys, a weighted lap pad, sunglasses, non-verbal cards, and noise-reducing headphones. Guests taking a Sensory Inclusion Pack will be asked to leave a driver’s license as collateral.
Fireworks Night

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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

  • Review the Know Before You Go resource page to know what to expect on matchday at Field.
  • SR 315 southbound between Olentangy River Rd. And Goodale St. is closed. If you are traveling to @LowerFieldCbus tonight, leave early and plan accordingly.

Matchday Homepage

A-Z Guide

  • For a detailed list of matchday- or stadium-related information, refer to the A-Z Guide.



  • State Route 315 northbound between Goodale St. and Medical Center Dr. will close starting Friday, June 30 at 9:00 p.m. through Monday, July 3 at 6:00 a.m. for bridge repair. Detour: I-670 to I-71 to I-270. **Learn more**.

Bag Policy

  • Clutch bags smaller than 5”x8”x1”, diaper bags and medical bags are permitted into – All bags are subject to inspection and may be refused.
  • Click here for our full Bag Policy.


  • 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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