MATCH GUIDE | Star Wars Night

Columbus Crew vs. Chicago Fire FC - Sat., March 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Columbus Crew is set to host an intergalactic-themed match this Saturday, March 9. We won’t be in a galaxy far, far away, but fear not, we’ll still be among the cosmos for Star Wars Night. Of course, by stars, we mean Cucho Hernández, Diego Rossi, Darlington Nagbe and company.

Star Wars theme costumes are encouraged, as are Chewbacca sound efforts when Chicago is in possession. (Please do not bring lightsabers and make sure you check the stadium rules before coming to the stadium, so you don’t end up frozen in carbonite.)

Don't fret about the forecast, Field's 220,000 square foot canopy roof has you covered from the elements. Please refer to our weather updates page for any announcements regarding weather impacting the match.

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!

Take a look at why Saturday's match will be out of this world...

Pre-Match Activities

  • Chase Plaza and the concourses will be crawling with Star Wars characters. Find your favorite for a photo!
  • Listen to the tunes of Session Five Band on the Chase Plaza.
  • Try your luck at winning prizes through the Nationwide's Kick & Win and Soccer Skeeball
  • Enjoy libations at the SpeakEASEy Bar
  • MATCHDAY TEAM ARRIVAL: At 5:55 p.m., cheer on your Crew as the team arrives at the West Lobby on Columbus Crew Way

New Specialty Cocktail

Enjoy the Dark Side cocktail this match at select locations inside Field -- offered in River Club, Tipico Sportsbook Club, Suites, HFC, Southeast Field Club, Pub, Miller Lite Bar, & 614 Pours.


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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