A community-built timeline of events occurring prior to – and in the aftermath of – the October announcement that Precourt Sports Ventures, LLC may move the Columbus Crew away from Columbus, Ohio. We hope this timeline, made of publicly available information, will make transparent the actions of Precourt Sports Ventures, LLC and Major League Soccer. This timeline is in progress, and is updated continuously.
Lamar Hunt’s decision to build Crew Stadium has shaped American soccer
Hunt is held in high regard by Crew fans and the American soccer public. His decision to build a Columbus soccer stadium with $28.5 million of his own money after public funds could not be secured has helped shape the sport in the United States.