Columbus Crew SC Statement On COVID-19 Ahead Of Home Match On March 14

MLS Soccer Sports The Americas

Black & Gold provide statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19) in advance of Club’s home match this Saturday at MAPFRE Stadium

COLUMBUS — Columbus Crew SC announced today that Saturday’s home match against Real Salt Lake (5:00 p.m. ET) remains scheduled to be played as planned. Columbus Crew SC, along with Major League Soccer and its other member clubs, have been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and will continue to do so. Major League Soccer’s task force has been regularly communicating with MLS clubs regarding appropriate measures to take as the situation continues to evolve. The health and safety of the players, staff and supporters are of utmost importance. Crew SC and MAPFRE Stadium, through their dedicated task force, will continue to work with relevant governmental agencies and Major League Soccer to monitor the situation and react as necessary throughout the week.

MAPFRE Stadium undergoes a detailed cleaning procedure before and after every match or event. Many parts of the stadium, including high-traffic areas, will receive extra cleaning prior to and during Saturday’s match.

Additionally, Crew SC will have the following protocols in place for the match:

  • Hand sanitizers available in restrooms, guest services and first-aid locations.
  • Attendants in both the men’s and women’s restrooms to regularly clean surfaces.
  • Non-essential pre-match, halftime and post-match activations will be temporarily postponed.

Additional information on COVID-19, including health tips, news updates and other resources, is available via the Ohio Department of Health. Guests attending Saturday’s match are encouraged to frequently wash their hands and avoid contact with their eyes, nose and mouth.

Should they choose to do so, Crew SC Season Ticket Members can take advantage of the Club’s ticket-exchange program by contacting their Account Services Representative prior to the upcoming match.

For additional updates, please continue to monitor and all team social media accounts at @ColumbusCrewSC.