Mayor Ginther and city business leaders to meet with Crew SC owner and MLS commissioner

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Columbus Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt (left) is expected to meet face to face with City of Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther (right) within the coming weeks. (FILE - WSYX/WTTE)

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther along with Alex Fischer, President and CEO of the Columbus Partnership, announced they are meeting with Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt and MLS Commissioner Don Garber within the coming weeks.

“We are resolved to do our part to keep the Columbus Crew SC in Columbus. Over the weekend, we made contact with Columbus Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt and MLS Commissioner Don Garber. We reiterated our views to each very directly and have requested in-person meetings with both to discuss options for keeping the team in Columbus. They have agreed, and we expect those meetings to occur over the coming weeks," said Ginther and Fischer in a joint statement.

Ginther and Fischer said no new news is expected to come out until after the meeting.

In their statement, the pair also shared about the city's love of the team and shared congratulations to Columbus Crew SC as they prepare for the playoffs.

“Thank you, soccer fans. Glory to Columbus.”