Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Crew Announcement [Updated]

Coming off a string of bad results (worst form in league right now) the Columbus Crew announced that they are announcing something about something at noon today. Announcements to follow.

The Columbus Crew is set to make a major announcement inside Crew Stadium’s Upper 90 Club on Tuesday, July 30 at 12:00 p.m. ET. Hunt Sports Group Chairman Clark Hunt will address the media, with Crew President & General Manager Mark McCullers available for comment after the announcement.

The event will be streamed live in HD right here on TheCrew.com.

Lots of rumors flying around about this one but safe to say that after a build up like they have generated it will likely not live up to expectation.

Unconfirmed reports, but here is the leading rumor right now was tweeted out by Crew defender Josh Williams.

On a more serious note; The press has been told that today's practice has been closed.

For a list of posibilities head over to the "Covering the Crew" blog on the Columbus Dispatch site.

The last one on Adam Jardy's list is probably it. In which case, if it is a new majority owner, I will update later today (time permitting) because that would indeed be big news.

[UPDATE 1, 10:00 AM] Columbus Mayor Coleman will be at the event, solidifying that this is a business move.

[UPDATE 2, 11:00 PM] Excellent comment from Tom Lillis IV at Massive Report explaining what he thinks it will be. I have been swayed. Development around the stadium is desperately needed. Also, has Lillis pointed out, would increase the value of the team enabling the Hunts to sell for a higher price.

[UPDATE 3, 1:00 PM] The Columbus Crew have been sold to Precourt Sports Ventures, LLC (PSV). They are an investment group based out of San Francisco. Here is the press release. Interesting changes for the team here in town. Of note: No price tag was given and Commissioner Don Garber was not in town for the announcement. More to come soon.

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