The boys are hitting the road for the first time this season and are headed to O-H-I-O to take on the Crew. So if you plan on straying from the Florida sunshine for some colder weather to cheer on the good guys make sure to check out some of these local spots:
The Columbus Crew play all their home matches at MAPFRE Stadium, the countries first soccer specific stadium. Built back in 1999, the stadium has a seating capacity of 19,968. In addition to hosting the Crew, MAPRE Stadium has also hosted both the men’s and women’s national team, a Men’s World Cup Qualifier, MLS All-Star Games and MLS Cup Championships.
Columbus Crew has five recognized supporter groups: Crew Union, Hudson Street Hooligans, La Turbina Amarilla, Murder’s Row and Yellow Nation Army.
Things To Do
Columbus Zoo and AquariumPay a visit to one of the best zoos in America and the home to famous zoologist, Jack Hanna. The zoo is home to more than 9,000 animals representing 650 species from around the globe.
Let’s be honest, there really isn’t a lot going on in Columbus, so just make your way to the Casino where you can drink and hopefully win some cash to spend on more drinks or on another OCSC away game.
An original neighborhood settled by German immigrants in the late 1800's. At one time the area was badly in need of an overhaul and property values were so low that they became interesting for many artistic and energetic "young professionals" who had a vision to turn the area around. And that they did! Now it has grown to be one of the more popular area's of the capital city.
Bars and Restaurants
Let me tell you what you’re going to do Saturday: You’re going to go to Fourth Street (the AO bar) grab brunch and then start pounding $3.50 Jack, Jameson and Fireball. It’s not tailgating, but it’ll do.
The Crest Gastro Pub
The Crest has become the city’s best beer bar for many, many reasons, from its stellar patio and rooftop garden to a local-centric menu to their 60 taps-worth of beer.
Hang Over Easy
I told you where to go Saturday, but this is where you go on Sunday before you head back to Orlando. After all, you’re going to need something to soak up all that beer you drank the night before. And like their motto says “We are the perfect place to cure your hangover-or keep the party going.”