Crew Only Beginning to Assess Next Steps in Scoreboard Fire

USA TODAY Sports

The scoreboard fire that delayed tonight's game thankfully didn't result in any injuries, but it will have lasting effects as the team is only beginning to assess the damage to the south side scoreboard.

The city Fire Marshall is scheduled to inspect the site and begin the process of determining the cause of the fire. Team President Mark McCullers said that the stadium inspected before every season and they are looking at records to see when someone inspected the scoreboard systems.

McCullers said the team is already working to secure temporary measures for audio and video for next week's game, but the long term plans will be set once the full extent of the damage is known. The fire was contained to the speaker cabinet, but the video board was doused during the Columbus Fire Department's battle with the blaze.

McCullers had strong praise for stadium staff. "Our staff did a fantastic job of quickly getting the area secured and making sure that our fans were not in any sort of jeopardy." He said that the team works to ensure fan safety and management during fire situation is one of many they plan for.

The stadium operations staff doesn't have a lot of time to prepare for the major events on the stadium schedule. May is a busy month for Crew Stadium. The team has home games the first two Saturdays of the month and the three day Rock on the Range festival is scheduled for May 17th through the 19th. The key U.S. v. Mexico matchup is a little over four months away.

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