ST. LOUIS - 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 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 cross-state, four-game series between the STL FC and Kansas City-based Swope Park Rangers. 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.
About the Gateway Arch:
The Gateway Arch and the Old Courthouse are part of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, located on the riverfront in downtown St. Louis. The Gateway Arch features the Journey to the Top tram ride and is open daily from 9 am to 6 pm Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend, and 8am and to 10 pm Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. Programs and events at the park are made possible by the generous support of Jefferson National Parks Association and Bi-State Development. Most programs are FREE of charge and open to the public. To purchase Arch tickets, go online to www.gatewayarch.com, or call 877-982-1410, or visit the Arch Ticketing & Visitor Center at the Old Courthouse. The Arch's museum is closed for renovations until mid-2017.
About Saint Louis Football Club:
Saint Louis Football Club is a 2015 expansion franchise playing in the United Soccer League (USL). STL FC provides an authentic and engaging professional soccer experience for its supporters. The club plays its home games at World Wide Technology Soccer Park, located just 15 minutes from downtown St. Louis. For more information on Saint Louis FC or to purchase tickets, please visit www.saintlouisfc.com.