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Five Reasons to Get Excited for Spring Sports in Columbus

Apr 12

The weather has finally broke, and we’re past the days of cold and snow (hopefully)! What better way to enjoy Spring in Columbus by attending these upcoming sporting events:

Columbus Blue Jackets in the Stanley Cup Playoffs

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BLOG: U.S. Soccer Returns to MAPFRE Stadium For Dos a Cero

Nov 11

By Steve Wartenberg | How do you describe an aura, the atmosphere and power of a sold-out, deafening stadium?

It’s hard to put into words.

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BLOG: International Champions Cup Soccer Thrills Fans, Sets Records at Ohio Stadium

Jul 28

By Steve Wartenberg | Two hours before Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain took to the temporary, real-grass field at Ohio Stadium on Wednesday evening, about 500 people formed a four-deep wall around the nearby Blackwell Inn.

The excitement – and the well-behaved, selfie-taking, Real Madrid and PSG T-Shirt-wearing-crowd – was building quickly, and had an international flavor.

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BLOG: International Soccer Star Power Comes to Columbus

Jul 08

By Steve Wartenberg | The amazing Cristiano Ronaldo headed in the first goal as Portugal topped Wales and its superstar Gareth Bale 2-0 in the semifinals of Euro16 on Wednesday.

On Sunday, Portugal will host France in the Euro16 championship match … and on July 27, Ronaldo and Bale will be in Columbus, as their Real Madrid (Spain) squad takes on Paris Saint-Germain (France) in the International Champions Cup.

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BLOG: MAPFRE Stadium Works Magic Again for USMNT

Mar 30

By Steve Wartenberg | Michael Bradley stood midpitch at MAPFRE stadium on Tuesday night, looking equal parts happy and relieved as he spoke to what remained of the red-white-and-blue wearing, chanting and singing crowd of 20,624.

“This stadium and these people have bailed us out on a lot of occasions,” said the captain of the U.S. Men’s National National Team (USMNT) minutes after a dominating 4-0 win over Guatemala. It was a game the team absolutely, positively had to win in order remain alive in the semifinal round of CONCACAF-CAF qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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BLOG: International Champions Cup, USA v Guatemala Matches Highlight Soccer in Columbus

Mar 23

FIRST INTERNATIONAL SOCCER MATCH AT OHIO STADIUM ANNOUNCED

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RELEASE: Columbus Eagles FC to Host Women’s Premier Soccer League National Championship in 2016

Dec 10

City to Host Semifinals and Finals for First Time at Otterbein University on July 30 and 31

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BLOG: Record Crowd Watches Crew SC in Eastern Conference Finals

Nov 23

By Steve Wartenberg | It happened so quickly that a few thousand Crew fanatics had yet to make their way through the black-and-yellow-clad masses to their seats.

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RELEASE: COLUMBUS CREW SC REVEALS STADIUM NAMING RIGHTS PARTNERSHIP WITH MAPFRE INSURANCE

Mar 04 2015-Crew-SC.COE

Global financial services firm MAPFRE Insurance invests in Columbus with landmark stadium naming rights deal for country’s first soccer-specific stadium

For Immediate Release: March 3, 2015

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RELEASE: Columbus Crew Soccer Club Unveils New Badge And Brand Identity

Oct 09

Milestone occasion reveals club transition to Columbus Crew SC in 2015 at LC Pavilion event featuring Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman, MLS Commissioner Don Garber and renowned recording group New Politics

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