Gateway Arch and Saint Louis Football Club Announce Partnership
The Gateway Arch and Saint Louis Football Club (STL FC)/St. Louis Scott Gallagher officially announce their partnership for the 2016 soccer season.
“We are thrilled that the Saint Louis FC and St. Louis Scott Gallagher are helping us celebrate nationwide the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service on August 25,” says Mike Ward, Superintendent, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. “With the strong soccer community and rich history in St. Louis, we look forward to reaching dedicated fans of all ages and joining this widely supported, local sports tradition.”
“The Gateway Arch is an iconic symbol of the city of Saint Louis, and we appreciate the opportunity to work together in driving development for the City of St. Louis and the Riverfront” says Jim Kavanaugh, CEO of Saint Louis FC. “The Gateway Arch will be introducing great programs to celebrate the Centennial, and I am confident that St. Louis soccer fans will enjoy visiting Missouri’s six national parks in 2016.”
Highlights of this year’s season include the Gateway Arch serving as the presenting sponsor for the Missouri Cup, a cross-state, four-game series between the STL FC and Kansas City-based Swope Park Rangers. Missouri Cup games are scheduled for May 7 (in St. Louis), July 2 (in Kansas City), August 3 (in St. Louis) and August 20 (in Kansas City). Additionally, the Gateway Arch will be the presenting sponsor for the STL FC home game on Sunday, May 29 versus Rio Grande Valley FC. Finally, the Gateway Arch will serve as the presenting sponsor for all STL FC Match Highlight Videos that are available the day after games at www.saintlouisfc.com and on Twitter @saintlouisfc.
Prior to each home game, fans are encouraged to stop by the Gateway Arch tent in the Fan Zone at World Wide Technology Soccer Park for game-day contests and giveaways, which will include STL FC gifts and apparel as well as Gateway Arch Journey to the Top tram ride tickets and Gateway Arch Riverboat tickets.
For more information about planned events and giveaways, follow the Gateway Arch on Facebook (facebook.com/GatewayArchExperience), Instagram and Twitter (@gatewayarchstl), or visit www.gatewayarch.com.