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Columbus Crew Bids Farewell to Historic Crew Stadium against Chicago Fire FC Tonight

June 19, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Columbus Crew SC News Release


COLUMBUS - Columbus Crew will play its final match at Historic Crew Stadium when it hosts Chicago Fire FC tonight, Saturday, June 19 [7:30 p.m. ET / Bally Sports Ohio / 97.1 FM The Fan & 971TheFan.com (English), ColumbusCrew.com (Spanish)]. Ahead of the match, Bally Sports Ohio is scheduled to host a one-hour pre-match special commemorating the day, beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET.

In honor of Juneteenth, Men After God's Heart - a local male gospel group - are set to sing 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' as well as the U.S. national anthem. Players from both teams will be wearing jerseys with special uniform numbers as part of the Juneteenth commemoration. Immediately following the contest, a post-match fireworks show is set to take place on the Historic Crew Stadium pitch.

The Juneteenth-inspired jerseys will be auctioned off after the match on the Fanatics Authentic MLS Auction site, with the proceeds going to the VoyceNow Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to speaking up, creating equal opportunities, supporting youth sports and after-school programs. The VoyceNow Foundation was founded in 2020 by current Manchester City FC goalkeeper and former Crew player Zack Steffen, along with former Crew defender Alex Crognale.

The match is set to be the 69th all-time regular-season meeting between the two clubs, with the Crew holding a 14-11-10 all-time regular-season record at home against Chicago and out-scoring Fire FC 62-40 in home matches. Additionally, the Crew currently holds a six-match regular-season unbeaten streak against Chicago, dating back to the 2018 season.

2021 MLS Regular Season

Columbus Crew vs. Chicago Fire FC

Today, Saturday, June 19 - 7:30 p.m. ET - Historic Crew Stadium (Columbus, Ohio)

Regional Television: Bally Sports Ohio, Bally Sports Ohio App (Stream) | Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET

Columbus Crew Radio: 97.1 The Fan and streaming online via "Listen Live" at 971TheFan.com. (English). ColumbusCrew.com (Spanish).


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