Promises to be Authentically Columbus

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New Crew owner promises fans he’s committed to winning in Columbus

By Jeff Bell | July 30, 2013

He also promised to keep the team in Columbus even though he said he doesn’t plan to move here from his home in the San Francisco area. Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman said he likes what he has heard from Precourt so far, especially about keeping the team here. “I think he has a genuine commitment to the city,” Coleman said. “I’m looking forward to working with him to bring the Crew to the next level.” - Source Columbus Business First

Columbus Crew acquired by Precourt Sports Ventures

By Andrew Todd-Smith | August 2, 2013

Precourt surprised the reporters by saying, “I do live in Northern California now, and I intend to be here on a regular basis. I’m not sure we’ll be moving here full time, but I’ll be here very, very regularly and have a second home here.” - Source the Lantern

Stoppage Time: Columbus chairman and investor/operator Anthony Precourt

By Kyle McCarthy | February 3, 2014

“We’re looking at ways we can evolve and change our logo. We want it to represent the Columbus we’ve come to know. I don’t think a construction crew is really representative. [Columbus is] not a blue-collar, manufacturing, industrial town. It’s a smart, young, progressive university town with world-class businesses. It’s a white-collar town. We want to be representative. We don’t see Columbus in the crest. There are things we can do to represent the capital city better.” - Source Fox Sports

Quote sheet: New Crew reveal

October 9, 2014

On stadium improvements “Well, one of our brand pillars is being authentically Columbus. We want to enhance the stadium experience on gameday to feel more authentically Columbus. We are trying to showcase things like Jeni’s Ice Cream and Columbus Brewing Company and other microbrews. We are going to create experiences within the stadium that showcase what this great city has to offer.” - Source Official Columbus Crew SC website

Anthony Precourt message to Crew Fans

March 16, 2015

“I hope you guys get to know me but I am a man of my word.”

“It's been harder than I thought it would be. There's been more work than I thought we needed, more stuff to do than I thought.” - Anthony Precourt, Source Massive Report Podcast Episode 144

Anthony Precourt apologizes to Crew fans

October 19, 2017

"I really do feel for you Crew fans. Its an uncertain time I recognize, and I take full responsibility for the situation I have put us in." - Anthony Precourt, Source Twitter

"I’ve defended you more than anyone, and you told me to my face that you’d never move this club. Uncertain? Then sell to a local group." - Alex Stanek, Source Twitter

"You have for sure Alex. I understand your disappointment." - Anthony Precourt, Source Twitter

Austin FC branding looks very similar to banner created by Columbus Crew fans

Columbus tifo in November: "Respect Your Roots"

Austin FC slogan today: "Grow the Legend"