Columbus Crew is encouraging supporters to arrive early for Saturday’s home match against Nashville SC at Lower.com Field. A sell-out crowd is expected for this special evening and only an extremely limited number of single-match tickets remain through columbuscrew.com/tickets.
The Club is set to honor Crew legend Federico Higuain on that day, with Higuain signing a ceremonial one-day contract to retire as a member of the Black & Gold. Gates are set to open for Season Ticket Members at 4 p.m. ET for the signing, which begins at 4:15 p.m. ET. Fans should plan on arriving by mid-afternoon to ensure they are able to witness the planned activities, which include an autograph session and an on-field recognition before the match kicks-off [6:00 p.m. ET / Bally Sports Great Lakes, Bally Sports App (Stream) / 1460 ESPN & 971thefan.com (English); ColumbusCrew.com (Spanish)].
Higuain’s contract-signing will take place at Lower.com Field’s Community Plaza, and Higuain is set to sign autographs in the plaza from approximately 4:30 p.m. ET – when gates open for the general public – until 5:30 p.m. ET. Pre-match events are set to include a ceremonial first kick taken by Higuain’s three children. Following the ceremonial first kick, a recognition for Higuain will be conducted at midfield.
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Supporters can guarantee parking spots in one of over a dozen garages and lots throughout the Arena district by pre-purchasing passes. Additional matchday parking now includes the new Kilbourne Garage at Neil & I-670. There are more than 18,000 parking spaces in garages and lots throughout the Arena District all within walking distance to Astor Park, including 6,300 parking spaces within a 10-minute walk.
In order to enhance their matchday experience and expedite their entry, supporters have the option to enroll in the Crew Express Access Program in partnership with Wicket. The Crew Express Access Program allows fans to opt-in to have the ability to pair their ticket with their own face. By linking their ticketing account to their pictures, supporters can enter the stadium without having to pull their phone out of their pocket. One glance at a tablet and ticketed supporters are able to quickly enter into Lower.com Field.
Following the match, The Pub will remain open for the entirety of the NCAA men’s basketball games. Screens in The Pub and Community Plaza will display the games for supporters to stay and watch, with discounted food and beverages to be offered in the Pub.