MATCH GUIDE | Round 1, Game 3

Columbus Crew vs. Atlanta United FC - Sun., November 12 at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 12 is an all-or-nothing match at Field, and a spot in the Eastern Conference Semifinals is on the line.

You have made Field a fortress all season long, making our home one of the most intimidating atmospheres in Major League Soccer.

All Together Now rally towels, provided by OhioHealth and Chase, will be available at the gate for you to wave throughout the match.

Can't make it to the match? Tune in on 1460 ESPN Columbus or watch on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.

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.


Rally under the All Together Now bridge on W. Nationwide Blvd. at 5 p.m. to follow the team bus as it makes its way to Columbus Crew Way and the players enter the Fortress!

  • At 5:00 p.m., gather under the bridge and along W. Nationwide Blvd. and Columbus Crew Way.
  • When the bus arrives around 5:15 p.m., Nordecke Drum Corp, La Turbina Amarilla and Guardia 96 will lead the bus to Columbus Crew Way.
  • Come on down the road alongside the bus and shower the team with your support.
  • When the Crew go marching in, chant and cheer as the team de-boards the bus and walks up the street to the West Lobby.

Pre-Match Activities

  • Hop in to our 96-minute happy hour starting at 3:54 p.m. and dive into pre-match discounted food and drink ($3 hot dogs, $5 domestic and $6 craft beers) until 5:30 p.m. Cater to the kids with kids meals starting at $5!
    • Additional specials, available only in The Pub, include Sweet Potato & Black Bean Egg Roll, Italian Sausage with Calabrian onions, peppers, crispy shaved fennel and fries, Apple Pie Funnel Fries, and Kick-Off Cocoa (Tim Hortons Hot Cocoa with peanut butter whiskey).
    • Fans at the 96-minute happy hour who wish to attend the team bus escort should see an experience team member.
  • Try your luck at winning prizes through the Nationwide's Kick & Win and Soccer Skee-ball.

A Match Ignitor You Won't Want To Miss

  • A special Match Ignitor is prepared for Sunday’s contest.
  • The Match Ignitor was introduced to the team’s pre-match elements for each game in 2023 to celebrate notable leaders in Columbus prior kickoff.

Food Specials

  • We have added Playoff Special food and beverage items that you can find throughout the Stadium!
    • Shareable Chicken Nachos - Market 223
    • Paninis - Tipico Sportsbook 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.
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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

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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