Happy 13th Crew Stadium

Happy 13th Crew Stadium

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On May 15, 2012
  • Crew Stadium, Features

Our first little soccer venue here in MLS is now a pesky teenager.

Hard to believe where it today compared to when it first opened back in 1999. Thirteen years ago today the Columbus Crew opens Crew Stadium before a sold-out crowd of 24,741, the first MLS stadium built specifically for soccer in the United States as Columbus beat the New England Revolution 2-0.

Now there is a stage on one side and probably a few other good changes. This place opened up many doors for the league and has seen its fair share of quality games too. Who doesn’t forget the US beating Mexico here a few times? Or some of the crazy MLS matches that have taken place here too.

Cheers Crew Stadium, you’ve never known a sponsor name and now you enter those fun teenage years. Still lots of growing to do but the ride has certainly been fun up until this point.