2023 Columbus Crew Tickets
The Columbus Crew rank among the most successful North American soccer franchises of all-time. The Crew were founded in 1994 and are one of the 10 charter members of Major League Soccer. The team stumbled a bit and were on the block to move to Austin, before Austin was granted its own franchise (Austin FC) and the Crew came together in Columbus. Since that time the fan support in Columbus has swelled to record numbers and the team has had huge success on the pitch.
Columbus has been a perennial participant in the MLS Cup playoffs, which includes wins in the MLS Cup Finals. Demand for Crew tickets is strongest against their Eastern Conference opponents including the Atlanta United, Chicago Fire, FC Cincinnati, NYC FC and New York Red Bulls. Fans turn out in big numbers when marquee teams come east, including the LA Galaxy, Los Angeles FC, Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders.
Hell is Real Derby
The biggest regular-season games on the Crew schedule in 2023 are their grudge matches against the in-state FC Cincinnati. The Crew vs FC Cincinnati games have come to be known as the Hell is Real Derby, due a sign on the Interstate that separates the two rival cities in Ohio. This rivalry game ranks among the biggest in Major League Soccer, and is a must-see for fans in the state of Ohio.