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soccer.suite101.com wrote Toronto FC Fans Plan Road Trip

Feb 28, 2008

Toronto FC’s support groups will bring their chants, drums and streamers on the road when Toronto opens its second Major League Soccer season in Columbus, Ohio. Over 2000 Toronto fans are expected to make the 700-kilometre trip to Crew Stadium.

Columbus fans can expect to see a sea of red in their stadium’s South end, where all seven sections, 1190 seats in total, have been reserved by Toronto fans. Three sections in the stadium’s East end will also be occupied by Toronto FC supporters. The team is currently working with Columbus Crew stadium staff to open another two sections for Toronto fans that are still in need of tickets.

The trip to Columbus will see the largest fan support in the team’s young history outside of BMO Field.

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Although Toronto FC will be starting only its second year in MLS, its supporters have proven to be some of the most passionate in the league. Nearly all of their home games were sold out last year, and there is now a waiting list to buy season tickets this year.

Citizens of Columbus with pride in their city, along with enlightened fans of the world’s game can learn more about preventing surrender to Canada on various websites: The Columbus Crew’s Offical website (for info and purchasing tickets), CrewUnion.com, Crewonespot, Dispatch Crew Blog, Crew Forum on Bigsoccer.com.

Also of note, the Local Columbus band Saving Jane will be performing after the game on the new Crew Stadium stage, and the NCAA runner-up OSU Men’s Soccer Team will be introduced at halftime of the game. As a whole, it should make this an all-around “Go Columbus!” event. (Plus the fact that Toronto was the worst team in MLS last year, so we have a good chance to beat them.)

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