The Audi 2023 MLS Cup Final
Columbus Crew vs. LAFC - Sat., December 9 at 4:00 p.m.
Saturday is all-or-nothing. It's to write a final momentous chapter of the 2023 Season.
It's for all the marbles. For a third star atop our crest, representing a third MLS Cup.
It's for our supporters. It's for our city.
As your collective cheers swell to a massive crescendo, rally for one last stand this season inside our Fortress, Lower.com Field!
All Together Now rally towels will be available at the gates for you to wave throughout the match. Make sure to wave them as kickoff approaches and all throughout the match. Our home has proven to be intimidating all season long. Don't stop now.
Can't make it to the match? Watch free on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, FOX, or FOX Deportes, or tune in on 97.1 The Fan.
Scroll below to learn more about the activities of this championship match day. Supporters are encouraged to arrive as early as possible and pre-purchase parking to enjoy the unique championship pre-match festivities.
THE FORTRESS AS THE HOST SITE
On Saturday, Lower.com Field will once again serve as the home of the Crew during the stadium’s first MLS Cup, which the Club earned the right to host based on its strong 2023 results, bolstered by the atmosphere you helped create at our fortress.
While Crew supporters and Lower.com Field will continue to provide an exceptional home-field advantage, the in-stadium experience will be modified for the match as MLS Cup is a league event, similar to Leagues Cup. Some of the pre-match elements that happen during a Crew regular season home match will be replaced with MLS Cup rituals.
MLS FAN FEST
Enjoy games and a chance to take home prizes at MLS Fan Fest on Chase Plaza at Lower.com Field. Fan Fest begins at 12:30 p.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.
Shop for your Eastern Conference Champions and MLS Cup apparel at the Crew Shop starting at 12:30 p.m.
Take your photo in front of a MASSIVE 15-foot replica of the MLS Cup at Fan Fest.
Stop in at The Pub for food, beverage, and to watch a live pre-match show of 97.1 The Fan's Bone & Beam United podcast, airing from 2:00-3:30 p.m.
MATCHDAY TEAM ARRIVAL
At 2:15 p.m., rally in front of the West Lobby on Columbus Crew Way and chant and cheer as the team de-boards the bus and enters our Fortress!
ADD YOUR MATCH TICKET TO YOUR MOBILE WALLET
Due to MLS Cup being a league event, Express Entry lanes will not be available on Saturday.
Additional mobile ticketing turnstiles will be available at entry gates to ensure smooth entry into this match. Please make sure to add your tickets to your wallet.
- Presentation of the Most Valuable Player
- Officials Recognition
- Champions Presentation
Prior to Arrival
Be sure to arrive early to take in the unique experience at Lower.com 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 match day at Lower.com Field.
- View the centralized resource for additional matchday topics, including ingress, parking, mobile ticketing, maps, and more.
- For a detailed list of matchday- or stadium-related information, refer to the A-Z Guide.
- Review our Transportation & Parking page for information on all the ways to get to and from Lower.com Field on matchday.
- If you plan to use a rideshare service to get to/from the match (Lyft/Uber), please note that drop-off and pick-up is located on Hanover Street, just south of Nationwide Boulevard.
- Reserve Parking Prior to Arrival
- Clutch bags smaller than 5” x 8” x 1”, diaper bags and medical bags are permitted into Lower.com – 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.
- For more information, view the Mobile Ticketing page.
Free Stadium WiFi
- Connect to Lower.com Field's free WiFi on your phone for a faster mobile connection (Name: Stadium WiFi)
- Lower.com Field is a cashless stadium. Cash2Card kiosks are located throughout the stadium.
MLS Cup Alcohol Policy
- Per MLS Guidelines, all alcohol will be poured into cups regardless of your seating location.
- Alcohol cut off will be at the 70th minute.
- The Crew Shop will open at 12:30 p.m.
- View Crew Shop hours of operation.
- 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.
- 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. Lower.com 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.