Compiled by Staff
This is primarily a baseball website, but the excitement of the new St Louis City SC team’s inaugural home game is definitely worth promoting.
All of the hoopla surrounding the new team and new downtown stadium, CITYPARK, built just for them comes to a crescendo Saturday night March 4, with the first home match against Charlotte FC at 7:30pm central time.
St. Louis City SC won their first ever game—an away game in Austin, Texas on Feb. 25. The answer to a future trivia question about who scored the first goal in franchise history is Tim Parker.
Another first was the first team signing from the club’s MLS NEXT Pro side St Louis CITY2 , Thursday, with the signing of goalkeeper St. Louis native, Michael Creek—who played soccer at Lindbergh High School and Missouri State University– to an MLS contract through 2023, with a club option for 2024.
“We are so excited for Michael,” said Eric Cochran, Lindbergh High School Principal. “He was a great high school keeper and he was an even better young man!”
“Michael will add depth and support to our goalkeeping unit, said St. Louis CITY SC Sporting Director, Lutz Pfannenstiel. “We’re excited to have him here with us in the first team.”
Creek, who is the son of Richard and Patricia Creek, and brother to Emily Creek, appeared in 14 matches and made 13 starts for CITY2 last season.
He joined CITY2 after an impressive collegiate career at MSU in which he totaled 149 saves and 27 shutouts over four seasons with the Bears. Creek was named Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Goalkeeper of the Year in 2019 and received All-MVC honors in three of his seasons at MSU. At Lindbergh High School, he was a three-time All-Conference honoree, recording five straight shutouts, leading to the District Finals in his senior season.
Block Party and Where to Watch the Game
St. Louis will be rocking both in the area of the stadium– and bars all over town. Check your favorite bar to find out if they will have the game on. Ballpark Village will be showing it, Sybergs will be another hot spot for those heading downtown but do not have a ticket. Let us know of any promotions you hear of and we’ll be glad to list it here.
According to KSDK.com, the team will host a CITY Block Party on Saturday, March 4 at Lou Fusz Plaza. The Saturday event, features performances by Metro Boomin, DJ Pee Wee, Mvstermind, Kennedy Holmes & DJ Mahf. It does not require a ticket and is open to the public. For more information about the CITY Block Party CLICK HERE.
Things to know before you go:
For the most up-to-date information go to the St. Louis City SC Soccer team’s website: https://www.stlcitysc.com
Get the app on you phone:
The new soccer team has joined the ranks of other pro teams like the Cardinals in having apps for their tickets. Baseball fans are used to the Ballpark app by ow and soccer fans can get their tickets in the St Louis CITY SC App.
CITYPARK Address: 2019 Market Street. St. Louis, MO 63103. Check their interactive St. Louis CITY SC District Map. St. Louis Parking is offering parking passes for lots Northwest, Southwest and Southeast of CITYPARK. Passes are linked for each lot in the District Map.
Ballpark Village is offering shuttle service to and from CITYPARK on matchday all season long. Fees apply. Limited availability at Union Station for matchday on Saturday, March 4.
Ride share drop off location: Locust between 20th and 21st Street
Road closures: 20th between Market & Olive and 22nd between Clark & Olive
St. Louis City SC has a bag policy which includes:
- Clear bags smaller than 14” by 14” by 6” will be allowed into CITYPARK.
- Wallets/clutches under 5” x 7” x 2” that are not clear will be permitted and will be subject to inspection.
- Other bag types that will NOT be allowed at CITYPARK include: coolers, luggage, large purses, non-clear bags over 5” x 7” x 2” or other similar bags that exceed the size restriction.
- Guests with medical conditions and diaper bags will be granted a bag exemption on a case-by-case basis.
For everything you will want to know for the opening match CLICK HERE:
Combining charity with their home debut, St. Louis CITY SC is partnering with MLS WORKS to raise funds for Operation Food Search to provide meals for local St. Louis area families. For more on this CLICK HERE. https://www.mlssoccer.com/news/st-louis-city-sc-partner-with-mls-works-operation-food-search-ahead-of-inaugural
St. Louis City SC Roster:
For more information on the St. Louis City FC, CLICK HERE