Defending MLS Cup champion Crew train in Columbus, Port St. Lucie and Santa Barbara in preparation for 2024 campaign

COLUMBUS, Jan. 18, 2024: Ahead of the 2024 Major League Soccer season, the Columbus Crew preseason schedule features training at the OhioHealth Performance Center and sessions in Port St. Lucie, Fla. and Santa Barbara, Calif.

Crew players were set to report on Jan. 20, 2024 for entrance physicals and testing before training in Columbus on Jan. 22-23. The team will train in Port St. Lucie from Jan. 23-Feb. 2.

The Black & Gold return to Columbus and will train at the OhioHealth Performance Center from Feb. 3-7. The second away leg of preseason will be in Santa Barbara, Calif. from Feb. 7-17.

The Crew begins their 2023 MLS Cup title defense at home against Atlanta United FC on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Field. The full 2024 season schedule can be found here. Single-match tickets for the 2024 season are now on sale and can be purchased at

With Season Ticket Memberships at capacity in 2024, the Crew launched Black & Gold Next, a comprehensive membership program for supporters who wish to acquire season tickets in future years. Members of the waitlist will have priority access to season tickets beginning in 2025 while enjoying benefits offered to current season tickets members, including access to pre-sales and major events at Field, Historic Crew Stadium and Cleveland Browns Stadium; and an MLS Season Pass subscription to stream all Crew and MLS matches throughout the season. To join Black and Gold Next and receive pre-sale access to 2024 single-match tickets, priority access to season tickets in 2025 and additional year-round benefits, visit

Jan. 20: Players report
Jan. 20-21: Entrance physicals and testing
Jan. 22-23: Training in Columbus
Jan. 23 – Feb. 2: Training camp in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Feb. 3-7: Training in Columbus
Feb. 7-17: Training camp in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Feb. 24: MLS Season Opener: Columbus Crew vs. Atlanta United FC, Field

All dates are subject to change.

Columbus Crew is the first club in Major League Soccer. The Crew is operated by Haslam Sports Group and the Edwards Family. The Club has won three MLS Cup championships in 2008, 2020 and 2023, one Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2002, MLS Supporters’ Shield titles in 2004, 2008 and 2009, and the Campeones Cup in 2021. The 2024 campaign is the Crew’s 29th season in MLS as well as the Club’s third full season at Field.

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