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Raven-Symone to play pre-game concert prior to August 19 Crew game

July 5, 2006 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Columbus Crew SC News Release

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Wednesday, July 5, 2006) - Raven-Symone, star of the hit Disney TV show "That's So Raven," will perform a pre-game concert at Crew Stadium prior to The Crew-New York Red Bulls match on Saturday, August 19.

The concert starts at 6 p.m. prior to the Crew's 7:30 p.m. kick-off. Fans of the game will also enjoy a special halftime performance by Lil J (also from the TV show "That's So Raven"). Admission to the concert is free with purchase of a Crew Ticket. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

Single-game tickets are on sale at the Crew Stadium Box Office, all central Ohio Ticketmaster retail locations, via Ticketmaster phone at 614-431-3600 and on-line at TheCrew.com.

Fans can become Crew Soccer Nation members by purchasing pro-rated, full-season ticket packages or partial plans, starting as low as $30 for the new Crew 3-Packs. Group tickets are also available. All ticket packages or plans are available through TheCrew.com and 614-447-CREW.

A special concert viewing section has been added exclusively for Raven's biggest fans. The special Raven ticket package includes a midfield ticket to the August 19 Crew game and an additional Crew home game of their choice, plus exclusive access into the limited capacity on-field area in front of the stage to view Raven's show. Price for this special ticket package is $44 per person and is available online at www.TheCrew.com/raven or by calling 614-447-CREW.

"We're thrilled to have Raven at Crew Stadium," said Crew General Manager Mark McCullers. "Her television show and musical performances provide the type of entertainment that our fans and their families are looking for. I mentioned Raven to my kids and their eyes lit up like it was Christmas morning."


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