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FSOhio Carrying the Crew
FOX Sports Ohio and the Columbus Crew have entered into a new television rights agreement. It was announced today by Henry Ford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, FOX Sports Ohio, and Mark McCullers, President & General Manager, Columbus Crew. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
FOX Sports Ohio will produce and televise 32 Crew soccer games, all in high definition. The first “Soccer Night in Ohio” featuring the Crew on FOX Sports Ohio will be Saturday, Mar. 10 at Colorado. The complete schedule is located HERE.
“I am extremely excited for our fans throughout the region that they will be able to follow the Crew on the top regional sports network in the state,” McCullers said. “Importantly, through this relationship with FOX Sports Ohio, the Crew brand reach will be substantially increased across the state and throughout the region, as will the brand reach of our corporate partners and advertisers.”
“As Ohio’s leading regional sports network, this deal was a natural for our network and we are proud to partner with the Columbus Crew,” stated Ford. “Crew fans will be given the same inside access and in-depth, state-of-the-art coverage of their soccer team that sports fans across the state have come to expect from FOX Sports Ohio. We look forward to growing our relationship with the Crew.”
Calling all the Crew action on FOX Sports Ohio will be Dwight Burgess, the original “Voice of the Crew,” with the play-by-play, and club icon Duncan Oughton with analysis. Joining them on home telecasts will be sideline reporter Ashleigh Ignelzi. More information on the broadcast team is available HERE.