https://www.bizjournals.com/columbu...ants-to-buy-the-crew-and-sell-it-back-to.html A Scotland-based brewery is pulling out all the stops to keep the Columbus Crew SC from leaving town. BrewDog Plc, which calls Canal Winchester its American home, has all kinds of experience with crowdfunding and wants to use that model to buy the Crew and sell some of it back to fans. CEO James Watt penned this letter over the weekend: "We have now joined the discussion and effort with the Columbus Partnership and City and County officials to #SaveTheCrew. Like most fans, we believe in the power of great teams to galvanize their communities. The Columbus Crew is an important and long-standing part of our community. We stand with the passionate football (soccer) lovers across the world who believe that the game belongs to the fans. "At BrewDog, we are world leading pioneers and experts in crowd-funding and community ownership. Indeed our own business is part owned by a community of over 60,000 craft beer lovers and we have raised over $60 (million) through crowdfunding over the last few years. "We would love to facilitate and be involved in a potential purchase of the Columbus Crew from it’s current ownership structure and then immediately look to sell at least half of it back to the fans through crowdfunding." "We passionately believe the best people to own things are the ones who care the most about them," the letter said. The company also is brewing a Crew Brew that will launch this month to support the #SaveTheCrew movement. We have messages into BrewDog and the Crew for comment.