MLS All-Star Game coming to Columbus in 2024; Ohio Governor Mike DeWine weighs in and also talks new State Budget Bill

The stars will shine in Columbus! Today, MLS announced that our great city will host the 2024 MLS All-Star Game.


We are confident Columbus can deliver the best All-Star Game in MLS history, one that will make a lasting impact on our city, our region and the beautiful game.


2024 Columbus Crew Season Ticket Members will receive exclusive, priority presale access to 2024 MLS All-Star Game tickets and access to All-Star Week events.


Mike DeWine – Ohio’s 70th Governor 2018 official portrait. By Vivien McClain Photography – https, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Mike DeWine Ohio Governor On Crew hosting 2024 MLS All-Star Game 6 28 2023.mp3



Richard Michael DeWine (/dəˈwn/; born January 5, 1947) is an American politician and attorney serving since 2019 as the 70th governor of Ohio. He served as the 50th Attorney General of Ohio from 2011 to 2019, and in both houses of Congress: in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1991 and in the U.S. Senate from 1995 to 2007. He is a member of the Republican Party.

DeWine was born in Yellow Springs, Ohio, in 1947. He graduated from Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in 1969 and earned a Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University College of Law in 1972. After graduation, DeWine worked as an assistant prosecutor for Greene County and was elected district attorney, serving one term. A lifelong member of the Republican Party, he began his political career in the Ohio Senate in 1980. He served as a U.S. representative from 1983 until 1991. In 1991 he was sworn in as the 59th lieutenant governor of Ohio, under George Voinovich.

DeWine was elected to the United States Senate in a landslide in the 1994 Republican Revolution. He served in the Senate until his defeat by Sherrod Brown in 2006. DeWine returned to politics four years later and became the 50th attorney general of Ohio, serving from 2011 to 2019. He was elected governor in 2018. During DeWine’s first term as governor, a shooting in Dayton prompted him to urge the Ohio legislature to enact new gun control measures, such as expanding background checks and harsher penalties for those in possession of unregistered firearms. In early 2020, DeWine received national attention for his COVID-19 response. He ordered the closing of dine-in restaurant service and sporting events and delegated additional resources to elderly care facilities. These decisions garnered him praise from Democrats and independents, but were criticized by some Republicans. DeWine responded to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine by banning the sale of Russian Standard vodka and coordinating Ohio’s efforts alongside nonprofits for resettling Ukrainian refugees.

DeWine was reelected in the 2022 Ohio gubernatorial election, defeating Democratic nominee Nan Whaley, the former mayor of Dayton, 62.4% to 37.4%.