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File #: 0045X-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/20/2020 In control: Hardin
On agenda: 2/24/2020 Final action: 2/27/2020
Title: To Recognize and Celebrate the Columbus Crew SC’s 25th Season and Declare this week as “Black and Gold Week”
Sponsors: Shannon G. Hardin, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Priscilla Tyson

 

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To Recognize and Celebrate the Columbus Crew SC’s 25th Season and Declare this week as “Black and Gold Week”

 

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WHEREAS,                      the Crew SC enter the new season in celebration of Columbus Crew SC’s 25th season in Major League Soccer; and

 

WHEREAS,                      the Crew is an MLS Charter Club; the first club in MLS with the first professional soccer-specific stadium in the country, MAPFRE Stadium, which opened in 1999; and

 

WHEREAS,                      they are looking forward to joining the Arena District in a new world class downtown stadium in 2021. There, the stadium will become a fixture of our vibrant city; and

 

WHEREAS,                      Black & Gold Week shows a dedication to the community and future growth of soccer in Central Ohio and beyond through engagement with residents of Columbus and supporters alike; and

 

WHEREAS,                      on Sunday March 1st, the Crew seek to continue their momentum and will face their Easter Conference opponents, the New York City FC, 1st at 12:30pm at MAPFRE Stadium; therefore,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS: That this Council does hereby Recognize this week, leading up to Columbus Crew SC’s Opening Match, as “Black & Gold Week” serving as a celebration of soccer throughout the community.