Columbus Crew SC announces April 15 CONCACAF Champions League match with Real Esteli FC tickets are now on sale

Limited number of tickets for Crew SC’s 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Round of 16 match at Historic Crew Stadium are now available for purchase

COLUMBUS – Columbus Crew SC today announced that a limited number of tickets for its 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Round of 16 match against Real Esteli FC of Nicaragua are now on sale. The match is set to take place at Historic Crew Stadium on Thursday, April 15, at 8:00 p.m. ET. Broadcast information for the match will be announced by Concacaf in the near future.

Supporters interested in purchasing tickets to Crew SC’s match against Real Esteli FC on April 15 may do so via the following link: Purchased tickets for the contest will be available on mobile devices only. Additionally, all parking passes must be purchased prior to the match and may be purchased via the presale. Historic Crew Stadium reduced capacity for this match will be 3,600 ticketed individuals to allow for physical distancing and all individuals will be expected to follow guidelines outlined as part of the Club’s Responsible Restart Plan, which includes required use of face covering, while not actively eating or drinking.

The Crew qualified for the 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League by virtue of winning the 2020 MLS Cup. The Black & Gold previously participated in the 2009-2010 and the 2010-2011 editions of the tournament, advancing to the Quarterfinals on both occasions. Real Esteli FC defeated Honduran side FC Motagua in the play-in round of the 2020 Concacaf League to secure a berth in the 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League – the club’s seventh appearance in the tournament. 

Should Crew SC advance past Real Esteli to the Quarterfinals of the tournament, it would face the winner of the Round of 16 matchup between CF Monterrey (Mexico) and Club Atletico Pantoja (Dominican Republic) across two legs. Notably, the winner of the 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League will secure a berth in the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan. The full list of 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Round of 16 fixtures can be viewed via

In 2020, Crew SC became the first professional sports team in the State of Ohio to safely host supporters through health and safety protocols put in place after Crew SC consulted government health officials, Populous – a leading sports architecture firm and venue reconfiguration expert – along with Major League Soccer and their experts during the creation and implementation of the Health and Safety Protocols.

The Crew SC First Team is currently in Orlando, Florida, for the third leg of its preseason camp. Following the training camp in Orlando, the Crew opens the 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League on the road on April 8, against Nicaraguan side Real Esteli FC in the First Leg of the Round of 16, before hosting Real Esteli at home for the Second Leg on April 15. The Black & Gold are set to kick-off the 2021 MLS regular season at Historic Crew Stadium on Sunday, April 18, against the Philadelphia Union. 

Columbus Crew SC (Soccer Club) is the first club in Major League Soccer. Crew SC is operated by The Edwards Family and Haslam Sports Group. The Black & Gold are the 2020 MLS Cup Champions. The Club won its first MLS Cup championship in 2008 and also won the 2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as MLS Supporters’ Shield titles in 2004, 2008 and 2009. The 2020 campaign was the Crew’s 25th season in MLS and the 21st season at Historic Crew Stadium — the first soccer-specific stadium in the United States. 

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