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New Ownership Group Purchases Columbus Crew
COLUMBUS (Dominique Mondon/Ken Hines) -- A new era for the Columbus Crew is underway as a San Francisco-based investment group takes control of the team's reins.
Team officials announced the sale of the Crew to Precourt Sports Ventures (PSV), LLC on Tuesday in Columbus. The privately-held investment and management firm specializes in the sports and entertainment industries.
“We have long believed in the ascension of soccer in the American sports-entertainment world, so stepping into a Charter Member of the League is an incredible moment,” said Anthony Precourt, the Crew’s new chairman and managing partner of PSV.
The sale was described as "bittersweet" by previous owner Clark Hunt, whose Hunt Sports Group operated the team since its inception in 1996.
“Today is a very exciting day for the Crew, the Crew supporters, the City of Columbus and Major League Soccer,” Hunt said. “Anthony is a bright, passionate, driven leader, and we believe he will be a great fit for Columbus."