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Free tickets for Messi? MLS offers prizes for shopping local ahead of all-star game




Major League Soccer is giving out more than 300 prizes to soccer fans who shop at local businesses ahead of the 2024 MLS All-Star Game that will be hosted in Columbus on July 24

Participants can win All-Star Game tickets, merchandise, sponsor gift cards, and autographed memorabilia by earning points by scanning QR codes with their phones at participating businesses.  

The codes will take participants to mixed reality experiences including scratch tickets that can be exchanged for prizes. This is the first time the MLS has run the All-Star Rewards Program. 

It will run from Sunday through July 21 at over 40 businesses including restaurants, bars, bakeries, retail stores, salons and more. 

On the promotion’s last day, MLS will offer more opportunities to earn points at the All-Star Soccer Celebration, which will be held at McFerson Commons Park, located at 218 West St.

Here is every company participating: 

  • 3rd & Sycamore at 650 S Third St. 
  • Artisan de Luxe at 761 North High St. 
  • Bistrolino Old World Kitchen & Bar at 495 S Fourth St. 
  • Budd Dairy Food Hall at 1086 N Fourth St. 
  • CardCollector2 Sports Cards at 3455 Grove City Road 
  • The Columbus Symphony  
  • Dempsey’s Food & Spirits at 346 S High St. 
  • Father-Son Sports Cards & Collectibles at 4004 W Powell Road 
  • FERA at 682 N High St. 
  • German Village Nutrition at 214 Thurman Ave. 
  • Happy Go Lucky at 787 N High St. 
  • High Street Tattoo at 962 N High St. 
  • Homage at 783 N High St. 
  • Kittie’s at 495 S Third St. 
  • Lincoln Social Rooftop at 711 N High St. on the ninth floor 
  • Magnolia Thunderpussy at 1155 N High St. 
  • Marcella’s at 615 N High St. 
  • Martini Modern Italian at 445 North High St.  
  • Midwest Cards at 274 Marconi Blvd. 
  • Moran’s Bar and Grille at 415 N Front St. 
  • OX-B’s at 1177 N High St. 
  • Porch Growler at 890 High St. in Worthington 
  • Prologue Bookshop at 841 N High St. 
  • R Bar Arena at 413 N Front St. 
  • Rocket Fizz Candy & Soda at 944 N High St. 
  • Rowe Boutique at 688 N High St. 
  • SAMSON Men’s Emporium at 694 N High St. 
  • She Drives Rideshare
  • SoCal Kitchen + Bar at 705 N High St. 
  • South Village Grille at 197 Thurman Ave. 
  • Stella & Grace Boutique at 654 N High St. 
  • Sunny Street Cafe at 277 W Nationwide Blvd.
  • The Buckeye Lady at 4493 N High St. 
  • The Guild House at 624 N High St. 
  • The Pearl 641 at N. High St. 
  • The Yard Milkshake Bar at 1055 N High St. 
  • TOCA Columbus Soccer Center, formerly Superkick, at 409 Orangepoint Drive in Lewis Center 
  • Trolley Pub
  • Urban Sundry Ltd at 548 Mohawk St. 
  • Virtue Vegan Salon at 690 South High St. 
  • Whistle & Keg at 343 N Front St. 
  • White Lemon at 751 N High St. 

A quarter of the establishments are women or minority owned, said the MLS in a press statement. 

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