If it’s true @ColumbusCrewSC is not offering refunds on 2018 season tix purchased before news of potential move, then that is despicable.— Alexi Lalas (@AlexiLalas) October 19, 2017
mayor Andy Ginther told NBC4 his city wasn't going to foot the bill for a new Crew stadium to replace Mapfre Stadium. In an email to the Columbus Dispatch, Austin mayor Steve Adler
also said he didn't think there was support for public funding of a stadium in his city.
Support from fans around MLS. The Independent Supporters Council, representing MLS supporters groups around the league, asked MLS commissioner Don Garber and Precourt to "work diligently with the City of Columbus and its faithful supporters to keep the team where it started. We call on franchise owners of all other MLS clubs to urge Mr. Garber and Mr. Precourt to negotiate in good faith."
In response to a tweet from a Portland fan upset about what was happening in Columbus, Timbers owner Merritt Paulson tweeted that "nobody is happy
about this," then clarified that he did not speak for the Crew ownership but it was "far from happy about situation." Those tweets were no longer available but grabbed in a screenshot.
No more 'us' in Columbus. Precourt tried to apologize for what he was putting Crew fans through, tweeting that "I take full responsibility for the situation I have put us in." Three minutes later, he modified his last statement, tweeting, “put you all in, not us.”
Put you all in, not us— Anthony Precourt (@APrecourt) October 19, 2017
Precourt asked that fans support Crew players and coaches as they begin the playoffs. But the "us" in Columbus, at least as far as Crew ownership and fans go, had been removed this week.