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Fire in scoreboard delays Columbus-D.C. United match

Apr 27, 2013, 8:36 PM EST

Crew stadium fire

When you think you’ve seen it all … well, better think again.

Saturday’s D.C. United match in Columbus was delayed for almost an hour because – not making this up, swear – the scoreboard caught on fire.

There’s video proof and everything.

We can make light because no one was hurt, and Crew officials appeared to have things contained. And because the game did eventually kickoff without further incident, although delayed by 50 minutes and with some sections of the stadium closed for seating.

Columbus Crew Stadium, the first facility built expressly for Major League Soccer, is 14 years old.

Check back for updates. Columbus Crew officials will speak on the fire later tonight, the team says.

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