Columbus Crew SC anxiously await their debut at New Crew Stadium in 2021, however first a couple of extra matchdays on the current Historic Crew Stadium await.
Club president Tim Bezbatchenko said earlier this week that they’re planning to play three to 4 extra video games at their old stomping grounds earlier than shifting into their new soccer-specific stadium. Gamers and supporters alike are anxiously awaiting the moment, too.
“We’re focusing on early July, first week of July, working with the league on the schedule,” Bezbatchenko said earlier this week, per The Columbus Dispatch. “Whether or not or not that is a Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, we do not know.”
— Columbus Crew SC (@ColumbusCrewSC) March 3, 2021
The 2021 MLS season is slated to begin April 17, with the 34-game schedule leaving room for roughly 13-14 video games at Crew SC’s new downtown venue. Bezbatchenko said that quantity might change, nevertheless it’s their purpose and timeline earlier than formally making the move in early July.
Columbus need to construct off winning MLS Cup in 2020, which earned them a Concacaf Champions League spot in 2021. Earlier than MLS video games begin, their CCL Round of 16 matchup with Nicaraguan membership Real Estelí is scheduled for April 8 (away) and April 15 (home).
New Crew Stadium could have a 20,000 seating capability and pure grass taking part in floor. It’s anticipated to cost $300 million and shall be considered one of three soccer-specific stadiums that open in MLS this year alongside Austin FC’s Q2 Stadium and FC Cincinnati’s West Finish Stadium.