PHOTOS: St. Louis CITY SC adds Lou Fusz as newest partner

Published: Jul. 19, 2022 at 10:24 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 19, 2022 at 5:44 PM CDT
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - Lou Fusz is now the official automotive partner of St. Louis City’s Major League Soccer team.

The team announced their newest partnership on Tuesday. Lou Fusz is now the sponsor of the Lou Fusz Plaza and the southeastern entry gate, Lou Fusz Automotive Network Gate.

The Lou Fusz Plaza is on the eastern side of Centene Stadium and includes more than 24,000 square feet of green space, meeting space and a trail that’s part of the Brickline Greenway; a path planned to stretch from Forest Park to the Gateway Arch. In total, the plaza is 125,500 square feet and will have a permanent built-in concession stand with food made by the team’s “Flavor Officer,” Gerard Craft.

St. Louis CITY SC Lou Fusz Plaza
St. Louis CITY SC Lou Fusz Plaza(St. Louis CITY SC)

“I am so proud of the new partnership with Lou Fusz, a family-owned business that is deeply committed to our community,” Carolyn Kindle Betz said. She’s the CEO and president of St. Louis CITY SC.

St. Louis CITY SC adds Lou Fusz as newest partner
St. Louis CITY SC adds Lou Fusz as newest partner(St. Louis CITY SC)

Local businesses surrounding Centene Stadium said they’re thrilled for this new partnership. A partnership they said, will bring more life downtown.

“This opens the door for us to start a whole bunch of new relationships,” Aaron Snivley said.

Snivley is Maggie O’Brien’s general manager. The Downtown staple sits just 60 steps from Centene. With the ebb and flow of residents and businesses coming and going downtown, Snivley said this new multi-use space is good for the neighborhood.

“It’s sort of, like maybe, we’re reaping the benefits for sticking it out and digging our feet in when times were tough,” Snivley said.

The new merger and building of the stadium put a green light for Maggie O’Brien’s to make some changes ahead of more customers.

“More bar space, extending the main bar, and the bars in this room, and then also a full bar on the patio,” Snivley explained.