Less than a week after the club insisted it would not issue refunds
those fans who paid money toward 2018 season tickets and were upset about its possible move to Austin in 2019, Columbus Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt
announced fans have until Nov. 3 to seek a
It became an issue because the Crew's policy for season tickets required that fans opt out before Sept. 18 if they did not want them renewed. That was almost a month before
Precourt announced that he was considering a move to Austin.
Not everyone agreed that staying away from Mapfre Stadium next season is the way to the Crew in Columbus.
Precourt's statement: “I understand that the recent
announcement on October 17th and subsequent media coverage surrounding the Club have created a difficult period for those who have passionately supported Crew SC. I also understand that the
uncertainty surrounding the future of the Club is of concern to our loyal Season Ticket Members who have pledged support for the Club year-in and year-out. No final decisions have been made about the
future of this Club and Crew SC will play at MAPFRE Stadium in 2018.
“I remain hopeful that our passionate supporters will cheer for the Club under
these difficult circumstances, but I recognize that some of you would like the opportunity to secure a refund for 2018 MLS regular-season season packages purchased prior to PSV’s recent
announcement. Effective today at 2:00 p.m. ET and up until 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday November 3, we will provide 2018 Season Ticket Members with a window to secure a full refund for 2018 Season Ticket
Memberships should that be your preference. 2018 Season Ticket Members who previously purchased season tickets for the 2018 season and wish to secure a refund shall be eligible for a full refund prior
to the November 3 deadline by following the link in the email that was sent today to Season Ticket Members. Playoff tickets committed for the 2017 MLS Playoffs will not be eligible for a refund. Our
players and coaching staff leave everything on the field, match after match, and they are performing at an incredible level as we enter the playoffs. Although I know you are upset with the recent
announcement, I hope you will still consider honoring our players with your support during this playoff run and beyond.”