The latest addition to MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER is just months away from officially becoming the league’s 29th team.
As early as August 2019, the city of St. Louis was awarded an expansion team.
Next year will be St. Louis City SC’s inaugural season when they open to life at the newly constructed Citypark Stadium in the Downtown West neighborhood.
Who Owns St Louis City SC?
St. Louis City SC is the first female-majority team in MLS.
The team’s ownership group includes Carolyn Kindle Betz, the Taylor family (owners of Enterprise Rent-A-Car) and Jim Kavanaugh (CEO and co-founder of World Wide Technology).
Who are the other key figures of the team?
Kindle Betz also serves as the team’s president and CEO, while Lutz Pfannenstiel, the former sporting director of Bundesliga club Fortuna Düsseldorf, serves in the same capacity for St. Louis.
On the field, the team is led by head coach Bradley Carnell.
A former South Africa international, Carnell previously served as an assistant coach and interim head coach for the New York Red Bulls.
Carnell will have plenty of Bundesliga experience to draw on with goalkeeper Roman Bürki (Borussia Dortmund), defender Joakim Nilsson (Arminia Bielefeld), midfielder Tomáš Ostrák (FC Köln) and Eduard Löwen (1. FC Nürnberg). and striker João Klauss (Hoffenheim).
where will they play
The team’s home is in downtown St. Louis in Citypark.
The stadium is estimated to cost $461 million and will seat 22,500, with 18,000 seats reserved for season ticket holders, according to STTLoday.
It will host its first game on November 16 when City2, their development team, host German Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen.
Kindle Betz said in a statement: “An international friendly match with a club of Champions League caliber is the perfect way to introduce our fans, the wider football community and the world to our new world-class stadium and district.”
when do they play
Assuming the structure is roughly the same as 2022, the 2023 pre-season will start in January, with the regular season scheduled to start in late February.
The league’s schedule has yet to be announced, with the only date confirmed so far being the LA Galaxy and LAFC matchup in the Rose Bowl on February 25.
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