Crew SC not issuing refunds to 2018 season ticket holders

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2015, file photo, Columbus Crew midfielder Wil Trapp celebrates with fans after the Crew won their MLS playoff soccer game. (Fred Squillante/The Columbus Dispatch via AP, File)

Despite the recent news that the Columbus Crew SC may be looking to move in 2019, season ticket holders for 2018 won't be getting their money back.

A Crew SC spokesperson confirmed that the team will not issue refunds to those who purchased 2018 season tickets.

News broke Monday night that the team's owner, Anthony Precourt, would be looking to move the team - possibly to Austin, Texas.

Precourt said the team needs more fan and financial support to compete in the growing league, and a new stadium in the urban center is the only way to make it work.

The Crew is 20th in attendance this season out of 22 MLS teams with an average of 15,439, despite making the playoffs.

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said he had met with team ownership about solutions to keep the team in the city but complained that he didn't get "full engagement."

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