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Columbus Crew Announces OhioHealth as First-Ever Jersey Sponsor for Defending MLS NEXT Pro Champions Columbus Crew 2

Club partner since 1997, nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare outreach company to be featured prominently on Crew 2’s primary and secondary jerseys

Columbus Crew today announced an expansion to its partnership with OhioHealth that will see the Club’s Official Healthcare Provider, and a partner since 1997, become the first-ever jersey sponsor for Columbus Crew 2. 

“We are excited to announce this addition to our long-standing partnership with OhioHealth,” said Columbus Crew President of Business Operations Kristin Bernert. “OhioHealth has been an integral part of the Black & Gold fabric since the Club’s inception, and we are proud to continue this relationship with an organization that like the Crew, is dedicated to positively impacting our community. Today marks an exciting moment in our shared history and we are looking forward to seeing Crew 2 begin their title defense in the new kits when the MLS NEXT Pro season kicks off on March 26.” 

The OhioHealth logo will be prominently displayed on the front of Crew 2’s primary and secondary jerseys, as well as on the team’s training gear. OhioHealth has been featured on the First Team’s training gear since 2017. 

The Crew 2 jersey sponsorship is an expansion of the Crew and OhioHealth’s long history. A partner of the Club since 1997, OhioHealth was announced as a "Founding Partner" and as the official healthcare provider of the Crew in February of 2020, marking the organization’s commitment to the new era of the Black & Gold. Since June 2021, the entire Crew soccer operations – from the First Team to the Academy – have been located at the state-of-the-art OhioHealth Performance Center. 

“The OhioHealth and Columbus Crew partnership continues to be truly special,” Sue Jablonski, OhioHealth senior vice president and chief marketing and communications officer said.  “The connections between our organizations are so natural and heartfelt.  We both have a deep commitment to the community and we’re both focused on excellence in all we do. Then of course there’s the health and wellness connection.  In healthcare, we’re also all about nurturing the next generation of providers and that’s what Crew 2 is all about as well. They are the next generation of excellence in soccer.”

Based in Columbus, OhioHealth has been recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by Truven Health Analytics, an honor it has received six times. In addition to being the second largest employer in central Ohio, OhioHealth has also recognized by FORTUNE as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” 15 times since 2007. 

Crew 2 begins defense of their title on the road against New York Red Bulls II on Sunday, March 26 and hosts New England Revolution II for the home opener at Historic Crew Stadium on Sunday, April 16. 

Current 2023 Crew Season Ticket Members can add Crew 2 Season Ticket Memberships for $70, just $5 per match, via their account manager. Crew 2 Season Ticket Memberships for the general public are available for $112 here []. Supporters also have the option to purchase Crew 2 season parking when purchasing Crew 2 Season Ticket Memberships. Single-match tickets for Crew 2 contests are on-sale here []. 


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 two MLS Cup championships in 2008 and 2020, 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 2023 campaign is the Crew’s 28th season in MLS as well as the Club’s second full season at Field []. 

Website: []| Twitter: @ColumbusCrew | Instagram: @ColumbusCrew | Hashtag: #Crew96 | [] | App: [] | Stadium: Field | Training Facility: OhioHealth Performance Center 


Columbus Crew 2 is Columbus Crew’s Second Team, playing in MLS NEXT Pro. A developmental team promoting community involvement, Crew 2 completes the Black & Gold player pathway, which begins with Crew Academy and ends with the Crew’s First Team. Crew 2 plays its home matches at Historic Crew Stadium, the first soccer-specific stadium in the United States. Crew 2 finished the inaugural MLS NEXT Pro season with the best regular-season record and captured the first-ever MLS NEXT Pro Cup on Oct. 8, 2022. 
Website: [] | Twitter: @ColumbusCrew2 | Instagram: @ColumbusCrew2 | Stadium: Historic Crew Stadium | Training Facility: OhioHealth Performance Center  

About OhioHealth 

Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare outreach of the United Methodist Church. 

Serving its communities since 1891, OhioHealth is a family of 35,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 14 hospitals, 200+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home-health and other health services spanning a 47-county area. It has been recognized by FORTUNE as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” 15 times since 2007. For more information,