Media Day set for Wednesday

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As part of Crew Week X, The Crew will host its 2005 Media Day at Crew Stadium on Wednesday.

The day's events are open to the public and include a Crew practice (5-7 p.m.), a press conference (7 p.m.) and a U.S. National Team viewing party (8 p.m.).

One of the highlights of the day will be the announcement of The Crew's plans to recognize the late Tom Fitzgerald at the home opener, during the 2005 season and permanently at Crew Stadium. Debi Fitzgerald will be on hand at the press conference tomorrow.

Complimentary food and beverage will be available to Crew sponsors and media members from 5-7 p.m., while a special Johnsonville Buck-A-Brat grill will be available for purchase in the Huntington Club.

The Crew's 10th Season begins on Saturday, April 2, when The Crew takes on the Los Angeles Galaxy at 7:30 p.m. at Columbus Crew Stadium. Tickets can be acquired at any participating Ticketmaster outlet or the Crew Stadium Box Office, by calling 614-431-3600, or by logging on to

As part of the opening day festivities, The Crew will recognize former midfielder Brian Maisonneuve and his family at halftime. In addition, the first 10,000 fans through the gates will receive the first of 16 commemorative "First Decade Cards." The Crew will top off the day with a post-game fireworks display immediately following the game.

WHAT: 2005 MEDIA DAY (Open to the public)

  • Crew practice (5-7 p.m.)
  • Press Conference (7 p.m.)
  • U.S. National Team World Cup Qualifying viewing party vs. Guatemala (8 p.m.)

    WHO: Crew staff and players

  • Crew General Manager Mark McCullers
  • Crew Head Coach Greg Andrulis
  • Select Crew players
  • Debi Fitzgerald

    WHEN: Wednesday, March 30

    WHERE: Crew Stadium and Huntington Club

  • Crew Stadium (practice)
  • Huntington Club (press conference and U.S. viewing party)