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Re: Columbus Crew Discussion
« Reply #1470 on: February 04, 2018, 02:52:10 PM »
Austin had their "Protect Guerrero Park Rally" yesterday.  Which was noted by the #SaveTheCrew movement:


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« Reply #1471 on: February 04, 2018, 02:52:26 PM »
^ Which is also causing the #mls2atx folks to show they are worried.  How worried?  They are now trying to claim that its not really Austin residents showing up oppose PSV and save their parkland.  Which led to this priceless twitter exchange:

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Re: Columbus Crew Discussion
« Reply #1472 on: February 05, 2018, 11:53:18 AM »
Another update from Austin on the PSV stadium site search:

MLS stadium search gets delayed again, pushing it to spring or summer
By Kevin Lyttle - Austin American-Statesman
Posted: 6:24 p.m. Friday, February 02, 2018


More than 3½ months after Columbus Crew SC ownership publicly cast its eyes on Austin for 2019, the potential move seems as far away as ever.  What’s followed is a series of stops and starts and a general lack of clarity.  The only folks celebrating so far are neighborhood groups and activists working to strike parkland from the list of potential Major League Soccer stadium sites.  They were successful in derailing Precourt Sports Venture’s dream site, Butler Shores Metropolitan Park, before the debate even began.

On Saturday, the Save Our Parkland forces are rallying at Roy G. Guerrero Metropolitan Park, another desirable site identified by city staff Dec. 12, to remove it from the dwindling list of options.  A group called Friends of Austin Parkland has started a petition to eliminate Guerrero.  A city memorandum Friday requested a postponement of the soccer agenda item at the Feb. 15 council meeting and delayed a full vetting of any stadium site for an additional three months.  That extends the process into late spring/early summer.
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Three delays have followed since Nov. 9 when the City Council unanimously passed a resolution asking staff to produce a list of possible stadium and training facility options. ... The next meeting where soccer could be discussed is March 1, meaning June 14 is the absolute earliest a stadium solution could be ironed out and fit the council schedule.  If parkland is in play, a November election is likely in the cards.

The Crew, already training for weeks, opens the regular season March 3, so its fate will be up in the air long after the MLS’ regular season kicks off.

MORE:  http://www.mystatesman.com/sports/soccer/mls-stadium-search-gets-delayed-again-pushing-spring-summer/2HoN0tEdE6tWJvMIyaV5DP/
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Re: Columbus Crew Discussion
« Reply #1473 on: February 05, 2018, 11:54:03 AM »
Meanwhile in Columbus, #SaveTheCrew announced the sponsor for their community jersey:

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Re: Columbus Crew Discussion
« Reply #1475 on: February 07, 2018, 12:46:31 PM »
Another report about yesterday's multi-year agreement from Columbia Gas with Crew SC, and an interesting statement from the Columbia Gas director of communications about why they did this sponsorship deal:

http://www.dispatch.com/sports/20180206/crew-cuts-crew-extends-partnership-with-columbia-gas-of-ohio

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Re: Columbus Crew Discussion
« Reply #1476 on: February 09, 2018, 02:13:17 PM »
Tickets are now on sale for an updated and extended #SaveTheCrew documentary to be shown March 9th at the Gateway Film Center:

http://gatewayfilmcenter.org/save-the-crew-the-battle-for-columbus/

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Re: Columbus Crew Discussion
« Reply #1477 on: February 12, 2018, 11:40:28 AM »
^ Tickets have been selling well for the updated and extended #SaveTheCrew documentary to be shown March 9th at the Gateway Film Center:

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Re: Columbus Crew Discussion
« Reply #1478 on: February 12, 2018, 11:41:01 AM »
Over the weekend on Saturday:  The Schott sold out for its 6PM OSU basketball game - then Nationwide Arena sold out for its 7PM CBJ hockey game.  Over 37,000+ in two buildings at the same time.  Twitter noticed and rightly mocked @thesoccerdon and @APrecourt for their previous statements about the viability of the Columbus sports market:





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Re: Columbus Crew Discussion
« Reply #1479 on: February 12, 2018, 11:42:31 AM »
Meanwhile the #SaveTheCrew movement just keeps growing.  They announced another sponsor for their community jersey today:

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Re: Columbus Crew Discussion
« Reply #1480 on: February 13, 2018, 11:55:09 AM »
More great work from #SaveTheCrew to keep the movement growing: https://savethecrew.com/allies



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Re: Columbus Crew Discussion
« Reply #1481 on: February 16, 2018, 12:06:24 PM »
Taking a break from #SaveTheCrew to post about the on-the-field 2018 Columbus Crew:

Seems hard to believe, but the team has been in training camp for just over three full weeks and they've played a couple of exhibition matches in Hawaii.  Starting this weekend, they'll be playing in the Carolina Challenge Cup in Charleston, SC.  Below is the schedule for the Crew's upcoming matches - this Saturday vs. Atlanta United, next Wednesday vs. Charleston, next Saturday vs. Minnesota United.



The Crew's first MLS game is at Toronto on March 3rd and the Crew's first home game is on March 10th against Montreal.

Below is an excellent offseason recap guide from The Massive reddit feed:

https://www.reddit.com/r/TheMassive/comments/7kv9py/20172018_columbus_crew_sc_offseason_guide/
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