From last Friday's "Rumblings"...

Discussion in 'Columbus Crew SC' started by Flyer Fan, Sep 16, 2003.

  1. Flyer Fan

    Flyer Fan Member+

    Apr 18, 1999
    Columbus, OH
    I know this old news, but since nobody posted it:

     
  2. Plowmanoo

    Plowmanoo New Member

    Apr 18, 1999
    Columbus, OH
    With the field a respectable size now, it wouldn't be too poor of an idea, especially if they could get a good size crowd.
     
  3. hangthadj

    hangthadj BigSoccer Yellow Card

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    I wouldn't mind if this was a friendly, but I would hope they wouldn't take a league match over there just to do it. I really don't see the point. Maybe someone can enlighten me.
     
  4. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I hated going to matches there and have no desire to do it again.

    I know I can sometimes be a bit...er...cranky about stuff, but the Crew built a nice, new soccer stadium which everyone agrees is a better place to watch a game.

    Why in the hell would we want to go back to a place where watching the match sucked?
     
  5. Zak

    Zak Member

    Feb 18, 2002
    Massive Club
    I can't believe that we haven't done this before. As all of you know, Crew are a massive club, and when you are a massive club, it is sometimes necessary to play in a larger venue. We're so massive 106k seats just won't be enough to satisfy demand. We're the largest club in North America, and possibly the world, there's no reason why we shouldn't be playing in a stadium larger than Santiago Bernabau, Old Trafford, or San Siro. So just sit back and enjoy our massive atmosphere that we'll soon have for what promises to be a massive tie up, hopefully this fixture will be one of our Champions Cup tie ups, a competition we were unlucky not to dominate.
     
  6. Eggy

    Eggy New Member

    May 28, 1999
    CBUS
    It's not an awful idea but I'd rather just play it at our own stadium.
     
  7. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States


    I'm with these guys. We have our own stadium which was built for the team so why would we want anything less?

    I can see if it if was for a friendly against a major european team or a possible July 4th game (July 4th, 2004 is a Sunday, BTW.)


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    Also FWIW, rumblings also commented that Jim Smith may look into 7 PM start times next year.

    Why? I like 7:30 PM. Not everyone on these boards watches the espn2 game at 4 PM, but for those that do, the 7:30 game in Columbus really messes with things. So unless the whole schedule is changed (say espn2 moves to sunday afternoons), then I have to say that 7:30 is better.
     
  8. CrewToon

    CrewToon Member

    Jun 13, 1999
    Greenbrier Farm
    This is assuming Ned is still with the club in 2005.
     
  9. Flyer Fan

    Flyer Fan Member+

    Apr 18, 1999
    Columbus, OH
    I'm curious how such an arrangement would work if they actually played at Ohio Stadium. From a revenue standpoint, can the Crew actually afford to effectively cough-up one match's worth of revenue - parking, concessions, "free rent," etc? I highly doubt Ohio State would be so kind as to allow the Crew to keep all that money if they played at Ohio Stadium.

    If Smith wants to do something "special" during the tenth season, why not go the baseball route with a turn back the clock day? They could wear 1996-style uniforms and all that. Hell, if he wants to recapture the spirit of Ohio Stadium he could have the grounds crew paint up CCS like the football field - complete with block "O" - with yellow soccer lines, a narrower field and blare music throughout the match.
     
  10. hangthadj

    hangthadj BigSoccer Yellow Card

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Yeah! What was popular back then...um....Bush! yeah that's it!

    Oh wait, they still blare that from the speakers.
     
  11. CrewDust

    CrewDust Member

    May 6, 1999
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And of course, no beer sales.

    But the could give out those mini-balls for us to throw on the field.
     
  12. Eggy

    Eggy New Member

    May 28, 1999
    CBUS
    Ahahaha...

    Ah the memories.
     
  13. Zak

    Zak Member

    Feb 18, 2002
    Massive Club
    Just you wait until our massive club sells 106k tickets in less than two hours, we'll see who ends up with egg all over their face. Columbus Crew, the Real Madrid of North America.
     
  14. ZipSix

    ZipSix BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 20, 2000
    Boston, MA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    columbus are a massive club, doo dah doo dah
    columbus are a massive club, oh doo dah day
    we are a massive club
    we are a massive club
    columbus are a massive club, oh doo dah day
     
  15. MD_05

    MD_05 New Member

    Oct 18, 2002
    Ohio
    i've just gotten word the Crew will be playing a match at Azteca in Mexico. Our worldwide following will make that a hot ticket.
     
  16. Eggy

    Eggy New Member

    May 28, 1999
    CBUS
    Thousands of people in Singapore are buying Crew jerseys and soon we will have CrewTV. A channel devoted to the Crew that is available nationwide.
     
  17. Robbiegoal

    Robbiegoal Member

    Sep 20, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fukc the 7pm start times. I would rather push em back to 8 or 8:30.
     

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