MATCH GUIDE | Round 1, Game 1

Columbus Crew vs. Atlanta United FC - Wed., November 1 at 7:30 p.m.

In the heart of Ohio stands Columbus, a city on the rise and a club with roots that run deep. On Wednesday, we forge ahead together on a quest for another star atop our crest.

Your Columbus Crew earned home-field advantage in Round 1 of the Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs and are set to host our first-ever playoff match at Field against Atlanta United FC at 7:30 pm. on November 1. Our supporters have made Field a fortress all season long, leading players and fans alike to comment on the loud environment.

To unite the cacophony of sound, rally towels presented by OhioHealth and G&J Pepsi will be freely available for fans. As our collective cheers swell to a massive crescendo and towels and flags wave through the air, we rally as one: All Together Now.

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

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!
    • Additional specials, available only in The Pub, include Barbacoa Egg Roll with Chipotle Au Ju and Apple Pie Funnel Fries
  • Join our March to the Match, which heads to Field from Battelle Plaza on Nationwide Blvd. and Front St.
  • Try your luck at winning prizes through the Nationwide's Kick & Win and Soccer Skee-ball.

Limited-Edition Apparel

  • To celebrate our Massive achievements this season and the start of the postseason, the Crew and Columbus-based Ransom Supply created a capsule collection to spotlight and unite Columbus.
  • The apparel’s designs pay homage to our history as the original club in MLS, founded in 1996, while blending sports culture and street style to represent the new future we are forging – together.
  • The All Together Now collection will be available exclusively at The Crew Shop.
All Together Now

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.

Food Specials

  • We have added Playoff Special food and beverage items that you can find throughout the Stadium!
    • Shareable Chicken Nachos - Market 223
    • Panini’s - Tipico Biergarten behind the Nordecke
    • Gold Rush Sandwich - Section 110
    • Liquid Gold Cocktail - Miller Bar (Section 101 and Section 123)
    • Margarita Stand - Section 108

Post-Match Activities

  • Players will face the Nordecke, link arm-in-arm, and sing Wise Men with all fans remaining in the stadium.
New Audi MLS Cup Playoffs Format Informational Graphics

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.


Bag Policy

  • Clutch bags smaller than 5” x 8” x 1”, 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.


Crew Shop

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.

Sensory Solutions

  • If a guest becomes overwhelmed to the point that remaining in their seat is uncomfortable, they can find an Experience Team member near Section 120 and inquire about using a sensory room. Field offers two (s) soundproof sensory rooms with various seating options, a TV and remote, lighted wall installations for a calming environment, and various tactile stimuli mounted on the walls. There is no time limit on the usage of these rooms, and they are open to guests of all ages.
  • 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.
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