Welcome to the most magical week of the year, Crewsmas Week! Here’s a few things you should know ahead of this weekend’s festivities.
If you still need tickets for Crewsmas, the Nordecke is sold out for the game, however, consider getting tickets in Nordecke overflow in section 202. You can get tickets through this LINK.
Tickets are just $25 and you will be able to stand, sing, waive flags just like the Nordecke. Please note a ticket in 202 does not get you into the Nordecke, nor does a Nordecke ticket get you into 202.
Project Jukebox/Nordecke Drum Corp Practice
Wednesday, February 27, 8:00-9:30PM
Ruby Tuesday Live
Join Project Jukebox and Nordecke Drum Corp to get the lungs and drums in form for the season opener!!! The practice will be held from 8pm to 9:30. We’ll be testing out new songs and getting the drums in sync.
Nordecke Crewsmas Eve Party
Friday, March 1, 7-11pm
Fourth Street Patio Bar & Grill
Join us Friday night before the first home match for our 12th annual Crewsmas Eve party at Fourth Street Bar & Grill.
The party is open to all Crew fans and supporters. The event will be the first opportunity of the year to pick up 2019 Nordecke Membership.
Crewsmas Eve began as an informal gathering of friends by Crew Union the night before the Crew’s first home game. Twelve years later and in it’s 8th year at Fourth Street Bar, it’s an official event of the Nordecke, and even recognized by the club. Old friends reminisce and new friends are made in a joyous celebration of the new Crew season. 4th Street will have a buffet set up for us, as well as drink specials.
A special thanks to our partners Forth Street Bar and Grill for helping make our Crewsmas Eve Party possible.
Crewsmas Eve/Crewsmas Day Party with G5C
Friday, March 1, 8-11pm
Ruby Tuesday Live
G5C will be holding a food drive for the Ohio food bank as well as featuring live music! The cost of entrance will be $5 at the door, or $3 if you bring a non perishable food item.
Crewsmas Eve Party with Murderers’ Row
Friday, March 1, 1pm-11pm
As we approach the dawn of the new season, come join the Row as we celebrate the new season with Endeavors new ‘Saved’ brew! This golden ale features Victory Malt and Columbus Hops! Be on the lookout at the Megatailgate for our 2019 merchandise!
In each of these three locations Friday Night, as well as Hendocks Pub and Land Grant, there will be donation boxes provided by STC’s Community Assist program taking donation to benefit Gladden House & Van Buren Shelter. Items accepted Socks, T-Shirts, Blankets, Linens, Bath Towels, and Bath Hygiene Products
Saturday, March 2
Crewsmas Breakfast: 8am-12pm
March To Match: 3:50
The party will starts early Crewsmas Morning with G5C at Ruby’s, Crewsmas day. Starting at 8am, come out and enjoy some breakfast pizza and live music. At 12pm we march to the stadium to join the MegaTailgate! Come out and support a good cause as we celebrate a new Columbus Crew season!
With kickoff at 4:30pm we expect the tailgate to be going strong by 11am. Just like last year the supporter groups have partnered together to bring membership under the Nordecke banner.
2019 Membership will be available for pick up or purchase at the Nordecke Merch tent from 11am to 3:30PM.
Food wise the Ole Farts are back for the annual Crewsmas Chili cook-off. They will be doing 3 or 4 kinds of Chili (there will be a vegetarian choice with the chili). If you have a favorite recipe you want to share bring it along, the more the merrier. As always any sides are welcome but not a requirement to come over and enjoy the food. For drink you’ll find lots of people willing to share what they have and also several local breweries set up at the tailgate to sample. So grab some friends, come on over to the tailgate, share a beverage or three with friends old and new and get ready to take on the New Jersey
At 3:00pm Project Jukebox will have a drum and chant session to get our lungs ready for the new season. At 3:50pm we will march into the stadium as one.
After the game, we’ll be heading on over to 4th Street to hopefully celebrate another Crewsmas Day victory.