The colors black and gold flooded Nationwide Boulevard in the Arena District on Tuesday afternoon in support of the Columbus Crew's 2023 MLS Cup Final victory at Lower.com Field over the weekend.
Tuesday's parade and rally, which commenced near the intersection of High Street and Nationwide Boulevard, traveled westbound and finished at Lower.com Field. Members of the team, including head coach Wilfried Nancy and captain Darlington Nagbe, spoke to supporters. Notably, Nancy, who joined the Club on Dec. 6, 2022, became the first Black coach to win an MLS Cup, while Nage secured his fourth MLS Cup title and second with the Crew (2020).
Additionally, various members of the Crew Front Office and Columbus community spoke at Tuesday's parade, including President & General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko, Investor-Operators Dee Haslam and JW Johnson, Governor Mike DeWine, and Mayor Andrew Ginther.
Saturday's MLS Cup victory was ultimately the feather in the cap of a record-setting season for the Black & Gold, who scored 82 total goals between the regular- and post-season, marking the most by a club in MLS history that went on to win MLS Cup.
Fans who could not attend Tuesday's parade and rally were still able to tune in to the Club's speeches via livestream on the Crew's YouTube channel, which is available to watch on-demand below.