Home Match Days – Tailgates

Over the years Crew Union has become synonymous with the large tailgate we have before each home game at Columbus Crew Stadium.


The tailgate is located in the southwest corner lots of Crew Stadium in the Nordecke Megatailgate area. Look for us under our giant Crew Union Tent.

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Tailgates typically start 2.5-3 hours before the game (ex: 5pm for 7:30pm game), but can vary a bit either way. We encourage all Crew SC supporters to come by and have a beer or 5 and get pumped before the match.

Match Tickets

If you need tickets with Crew Union in the Nordecke, please go through Nordecke.com to reserve your tickets.This guarantees you tickets and helps us have an accurate count of how many tickets we’ll need to have on hand. It’s easy to pick them up at the tailgate and we can take cash, check or credit cards. Tickets are only $22 for members and $25 for non-members (compared to $27 through Crew SC).

Memberships and Merchandise

If you haven’t picked up your membership for the year yet this is the perfect time to do it! The 2017 membership is $20 and gets you a number of great things including a scarf, a beanie┬ácup and membership card that gets you some great discounts at our 4th Street Bar as well as discounts on tickets and merch.

We always have the van stock full of our Homage shirts, CSU and Crew SC scarves and other wares.

Food and Drinks

We have a great group of guys who lovingly refer to themselves as ‘the ole’ farts’ who coordinate hosted tailgates one match a month during the season with free food for everyone. They always start with a chili cookoff for Crewsmas and then do different themes each month. Everyone is welcome to join in the feast member or not and all are welcome to bring a dish to share with the group as well.

We’ve also been known to cater in from iconic restaurants and food trucks around Columbus on some occasions.

2017 Ole’ Farts Hosted Tailgate Dates:

  • March 4, Crewsmas Match: Chili Cookoff

Post Match Festivities

After the match join us at Fourth Street Patio for a few beers. If it’s a win we’ll be drinking victory juice.

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