“We aren’t advocating a Columbus move or claim that they have stated publicly that they plan to. However, out of all the existing teams, they are statistically the only probable team to move outside of their current market. In short: It warrants a moment’s consideration.”
A blog called Supports Union that advocates for a Major League Soccer team in Austin, TX published an article on February 21 speculating the Columbus Crew’s relocation to their city.
“We’re still confident in the long-term outcome of earning a MLS team here in Austin — if it were to come by relocating a team here, we’d be equally happy with that.”
Here are a few of the reason they stated Columbus may dump the Crew:
- An analysis conducted by Barrett Sports Group about the current state of Mapfre Stadium
- A strategic plan from 2016 for Mapfre Stadium to be relocated
- Similarities in their college towns