Hundreds rally at Columbus City Hall to "save the Crew"
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- Crew SC fans made their voices loud and clear Sunday as they urged the franchise's owner to keep the team in Columbus afternoon during a demonstration at Columbus City Hall Sunday afternoon.
Around 500 people signed up for the rally on Facebook, but the crowd visibly exceeded that during their chants to "save the Crew."
"This should make an impact. This and the reaction across the league has just been huge. I really hope everybody is listening," said Crew SC fan Bob O'Shaughneffy.
Fans of all ages were in attendance voicing their displeasure with team owner Anthony Precourt's open dialogue with Austin, Texas, about relocating the team, should the City of Columbus not provide him with a downtown stadium.
"I feel like we need to voice our opinions.. the best way we can try to do that to support the team," Crew SC supporter Joe Simko.
Earlier in the week, Precourt apologized for all the backlash and took full responsibility for any distractions the announcement may have caused to the team, which plays in the Eastern Conference knockout round of the MLS Cup playoffs at Atlanta United either Wednesday or Thursday.