Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion franchise St. Louis City SC has appointed the Elevate Sports Ventures consulting firm to help drive sponsorship, premium and ticket sales efforts ahead of its entry into the competition in 2023.

The announcement comes with fans being able to start placing deposits to reserve their season ticket purchasing spot at the club’s new stadium from today (Wednesday). Elevate will leverage the expertise and resources from its roster of founding partners to support sponsorship, premium and ticket sales for St. Louis City.

Formed in partnership between NFL team the San Francisco 49ers and Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE) in 2018, Elevate welcomed Oak View Group (OVG) and Ticketmaster and Live Nation as partners in June 2018.

Elevate’s team will connect brands to St. Louis’ team and stadium. Offerings available include placement on team kits and exposure in the proposed 22,500-seat Downtown West stadium.

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