So, the Crew have been saved. Well, not quite, but it’s looking good. There’s actually a lot of work left to do, and plenty of unanswered questions. From not knowing when this deal will be finalized (and whether there will be a new stadium), to the background behind the attempt to move the team in the first place, there are no shortage of questions about how we got to where we are. There are enough interesting stories to fill a book…
…which is where I come in.
I’m happy to announce that I am starting a Kickstarter campaign to fund a project which will chronicle the entire “Save the Crew” saga. My goal is to write the inside story behind the attempt to move the team, culminating with what looks to be the successful battle to keep the team in Columbus. I’ll be tackling this story from all angles, from Columbus to Austin to New York and everywhere in between.
I’ve already tentatively made plans to be out in Columbus to get to work interviewing all of the players involved in this story. Additionally I plan to travel to Austin to cover things from that end. Finally, I also hope to spend time in New York, as that is an important angle in this drama.
The amount of travel needed is a pretty significant component to the budget here; I will likely be spending close to a month on the road for this story. It’s not the type of story that I can write from my home exclusively, and bring everyone a quality book.
If you don’t know or haven’t used Kickstarter before, it’s basically a crowdsourcing campaign to allow people to help fund interesting projects. Any contribution is appreciated, and I’ve added interesting rewards for people who want to donate more to help this project get funded. Kickstarter’s model requires that the project be fully funded, so it’s all or nothing. Additionally, given the time-sensitive nature of this campaign, I am looking to fund it pretty quickly, so that I can have a finished product out by spring 2019.
All of the additional details are on my Kickstarter page, but if you have any questions, feel free to ask. I appreciate anything you can contribute to this cause (or even just sharing/retweeting); the support I’ve gotten through this process is truly overwhelming, and I really appreciate it.