Major League Soccer expansion team St. Louis City has set a league record for season-ticket deposits, indicating that the club will attract a large fanbase upon its debut.
St Louis City, which is joining MLS in 2023, announced it received 30,000 season-ticket deposits the first 15 minutes of going on sale, and the count hit 50,000 in the first 24 hours.
Fans were able to reserve up to eight seats, with deposits starting at $50. The previous MLS season-ticket record was set by fellow expansion team Austin FC.
The club’s proposed Downtown West stadium will have a 22,500-seat capacity, with a number of seats to be made available for individual matchday tickets.
“I’m once again blown away by our fans, supporters and community, and how they continue to rally around City,” St. Louis City chief executive Carolyn Kindle Betz said in a statement. “This is just another testament to why I love St. Louis so much. When given the opportunity, our region shows the rest of the nation why we’re a force to be reckoned with.”
Earlier this week, it was announced that St. Louis City has partnered with sports and entertainment consulting firm Elevate Sports Ventures to support the club’s efforts in sponsorship, premium seating, and ticket sales.