The tailgate at a Columbus Crew game presents a family like atmosphere where as long as you’re cheering on The Black & Gold everyone will welcome you with open arms. One of the best things about tailgating at a Crew game is that all the supporter groups come together to create one giant tailgating hotspot called Mega Tailgate. At Mega Tailgate you’ll find tons of Crew fans dressed head to toe in black and gold as well as tons of food and booze making it the perfect place to hang out before the game.

If traditional tailgating isn’t your scene, don’t worry as there are plenty of nearby supporters bars to check out as well including Fourth Street Bar and Hendoc’s Pub. Crew fans go hard at these bars, and you’ll have an excellent time talking to fellow fans and even singing some songs before the match.

Whether you’re tailgating at Mega Tailgate or throwing back a few at the bar, you’ll have a great time partying before a Columbus Crew game.


Lamar Hunt Statue

Before the game take some time to check out the Lamar Hunt statue. The statue honors one of the pivotal figures in the founding of Major League Soccer as well as the Columbus Crew making it a must-see for any fan.

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Milestone Markers

Located near the Lamar Hunt statue, the Columbus Crew milestone markers honor the biggest moments in club history. Take a minute to view them all and remember the Crew’s glorious past.

Mega Tailgate

All of the Crew supporter groups throw their tailgates in the Mega Tailgate area meaning you’ll find lots of fans here and a lively atmosphere. Whether you’re a member of any of the supporter groups or not, you’ll have a blast tailgating in the Mega Tailgate Area.


Columbus Crew fans go all out to celebrate the start of the season and even refer to the first game as “Crewsmas.” You’ll find a particularly lively atmosphere at the tailgate before the first game of the season, so make sure to be in attendance when the Crew kickoff the season.

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Where to tailgate

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