ST. LOUIS – Following up their first-ever post season appearance, Saint Louis Football Club’s (Saint Louis FC) has kicked off its fifth season with the Electrical Connection as a major sponsor again. Its first game on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at West Community Stadium at World Wide Technology Soccer Park in Fenton, Mo. netted a 2-1 win against the Indy Eleven. Saint Louis FC wore an updated look to their familiar jerseys emblazoned with the Electrical Connection logo. The Electrical Connection is again offering one free jersey giveaway for each of the 17 home games at its web site. To register for the jersey giveaway, visit www.electricalconnection.org. The Electrical Connection is a partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 and the St. Louis Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).
“Our five-year partnership with Saint Louis FC has helped spotlight our more than 150 NECA electrical contractor members and the more than 5,000 highly skilled and safe IBEW electricians and communication technicians they employ,” said Jim Curran, executive vice president, Electrical Connection. “Beyond energizing the IBEW/NECA brand of excellence, the Saint Louis FC partnership also allows us to strengthen our community building initiatives.”
Saint Louis FC is playing 34 games this season, including an annual fundraiser sponsored by the Electrical Connection on July 27, 2019 to raise money for “Shop with a Cop” holiday giving programs. For the fourth year in a row, the Electrical Connection is leveraging its Saint Louis FC Partnership at the “Christmas in July” game to raise money for the St. Francois County and Ferguson “Shop with a Cop” programs, both the law enforcement trust building charities.
The Electrical Connection is spotlighted not only on the jerseys but also field banners, scoreboard promotions and other signage at West Community Stadium. In addition, the Electrical Connection is supporting Saint Louis FC’s youth programs and has been a strong supporter of the efforts to bring a Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise to St. Louis.
“We look forward to an exciting new season and a continuation of our five-year partnership with the Electrical Connection,” said Jim Kavanaugh, CEO, Saint Louis FC.
West Community Stadium in World Wide Technology Soccer Park features a Biergarten, Corner Flag Hospitality Patios, a Fan Zone, space for tailgate parties, a Craft Beer Corner, and great food options. For game tickets, visit www.saintlouisfc.com.
Saint Louis FC plays in 36-team United Soccer League (USL).