Fire in Scoreboard at Crew Stadium, Major League Soccer Stadium in Columbus, Ohio

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Black smoke showing in a scoreboard fire at a Major League Soccer stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

Columbus Fire Department responded Saturday, April 27, 2013 about 7:30 p.m. to a fire in the scoreboard at the south end of Crew Stadium, 1 Black and Gold Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio. The fire started just before kickoff. The game was delayed about 50 minutes while the fire was extinguished.

No injuries were reported.


Columbus Crew scoreboard fire about 15 minutes into the fire incident.


Firefighters work to put out a scoreboard fire at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.


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Columbus Crew Stadium is a soccer-specific stadium in Columbus, Ohio built in 1999. Crew Stadium was the first soccer-specific stadium built for a professional soccer team in the recent professional era of American soccer. Columbus Crew Stadium primarily serves as the home stadium of the Columbus Crew Major League Soccer team. The listed seating capacity is 20,145.


WARNING, some graphic language: Columbus Crew Stadium Scoreboard Fire April 2013.

See also …
City of Columbus, Ohio Division of Fire

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