Jun 3, 2024 - Sports

MLS tour visiting Columbus spots ahead of All-Star Game

Retired soccer player Frankie Hejduk is pictured at a game wearing sunglasses and a hardhat reading "The Crew."

Former Columbus Crew player Frankie Hejduk will take part in the summer roadshow. Photo: Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

The MLS All-Star Game at Lower.com Field is still seven weeks away, but an upcoming "summer roadshow" is getting Central Ohioans in the spirit.

What's happening: A traveling bus tour will visit five area attractions and events over the coming weeks.

  • Each stop will include fan contests and a chance to win free tickets to the All-Star Skills Challenge, which takes place a day before the exhibition match.

🦁 ZOOm in: The first stop is 2pm Wednesday at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, featuring former Crew star Frankie Hejduk and fellow soccer legend Luis Hernández.

  • Zoo character ambassadors will take on the Crew's cat mascot, S.C., in a show of soccer skills.

The full roadshow schedule:

  • Wednesday: Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
  • Friday-Sunday: Columbus Arts Festival
  • June 14-16: Columbus Air Show
  • July 3: Red, White & Boom!
  • July 20-21: "Soccer Celebration," location TBD.

What's next: The MLS All-Star Concert featuring Marshmello and PinkPantheress is July 21 at Nationwide Arena. Tickets start at $35.

  • The Skills Challenge is July 23 ($25) and the All-Star Game is July 24 ($128+).
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