Modell Law

The Modell Law and The Crew

Mar 14, 2018
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The state of Ohio and the city of Columbus have sued Precourt Sports Ventures and Major League Soccer, in an effort to prevent the Columbus Crew from relocating to Austin, Texas. The lawsuit cites ORC 9.67, commonly known as the "Modell Law." We look at what the law entails, the local impact of the lawsuit, and whether or not the suit can keep the Crew in Columbus.

Columbus Crew

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the city of Columbus filed a lawsuit against the owner of Columbus Crew SC over their proposed move to Austin, Texas.

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It seemed like a long shot for Columbus Crew SC fans when a state lawmaker floated the idea of invoking a 21-year-old law to keep the soccer club from moving to Austin, Texas.

But Ohio's top law enforcement official says he agrees, and will use the law as a tool to try to keep the Major League Soccer team in its original home.