ST. LOUIS - When Saint Louis FC re-opens World Wide Technology Soccer Park for its first home game of the season on April 16, fans and supporters will have a few new amenities to look forward to. In addition to the permanent enhancements discussed below, fans can enjoy post game fireworks, a team poster giveaway and post game autographs, among the traditional staples of STLFC matches that fans enjoyed so much last year.
In the iTap Craft Corner, guests will be pleased to find a new permanent bar assembled from a refurbished shipping container. The new permanent bar will replace the tent from last season and still offer great craft beer options on draught.
Moving west from the Craft Corner to the main concourse, fans can expect a new location inside Gate 4 that will house a larger selection of merchandise as well as the Guest Services tent. This area will also be accessible before the gates open, making it easier to secure merchandise before the crowds hit the Fan Shop, outfit a friend who is joining us for the first time, or grab accessories for your tailgate.
Across from the new Guest Services/Merchandise area and on the Southwest corner of the stadium field is the new Heineken Party Patio. The Northwest corner of the stadium field will also feature a party patio sponsored by Syberg's. Interested parties or individuals can contact their Account Executive to learn how to secure seats in these new, all-inclusive areas.
On the concourse, the Budweiser Biergarten has been permanently installed and a full functioning bar is scheduled to be added very soon. Additionally, the concourse itself has been expanded to allow for ease of movement from one end of the facility to the other.
The party patios aren't the only changes in seating as section 6 has been upgraded from West Reserve to VIP seating. VIP sections will also feature new permanent seating with chair backs. Fans seated in VIP sections have access to the Soccer Park Pub & Grill where they will be treated to exclusive food and drink options and have a place to gather and socialize with friends before kickoff.
The family section, formerly in section 18 is moving across the pitch to section 1. Fans interested in a more family friendly environment will now have a much easier time accessing food, drinks, entertainment in the Blue Chip Fan Zone and restrooms. The visiting team's seats will be relocated to section 18 in the Northwest corner of the stadium.
Speaking of the Fan Zone, fans will now be able to purchase food, drinks and merchandise without ever leaving the area. The satellite concession stand behind the Northwest bleachers from last year will be relocated and replaced with a concessions trailer to accommodate those fans and families enjoying the entertainment provided in the Blue Chip Fan Zone.
In addition to the amenities around the facility there is one addition that is sure to please a lot of supporters in section 8. A new clock is being installed beneath the press box to give those fans with no sightline of the scoreboard the ability to still know the status of the game clock.
All of these additions and the same great atmosphere and environment fans loved last season will be on display when Saint Louis FC hosts the Tulsa Roughnecks on April 16 to kick off the home portion of the 2016 USL schedule. For tickets to the opener and other STLFC matches this season, visit saintlouisfc.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact an Account Executive at 636.680.0997 today!