Centene Stadium will be home to St. Louis CITY SC when the MLS squad debuts in 2023, as the team and Centene Corporation announce naming rights for the new stadium.
The naming-rights deal, announced today, runs for 15 years. The agreement also makes Centene a Founding Partner and official managed healthcare provider of St. Louis CITY SC. In addition, the pair will focus on initiatives that encourage health and education as well as the social, ethical, emotional and physical development of youth and leaders of tomorrow.
“Centene is not only one of the fastest growing companies in the country, but it is also a STLMade company that cares about St. Louis as much as we do,” said Carolyn Kindle Betz, President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Louis CITY SC, via press release. “We wanted a naming rights partner that was willing to invest in the continued growth of our region, and we certainly have that with Centene.” In addition to employing more than 6,000 people in St. Louis, Centene has more than 75,000 employees globally providing high-quality healthcare solutions to government-sponsored healthcare programs around the world.”
Centene Stadium sits on a 30-plus-acre site in downtown St. Louis and is designed as a world-class soccer stadium and district. The 22,500-seat soccer-specific stadium is part of a stadium district that includes practice facility and team headquarters all within the same urban campus in St. Louis’ Downtown West District.
“Centene is pleased to invest in Centene Stadium as part of our long-standing commitment to the St. Louis region. We are committed to this community and the people who live here,” said Marcela Manjarrez, Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer of Centene, via press release “St. Louis is our home, and we are so proud for Centene Stadium to be the home of St. Louis CITY SC.”
Here’s the promo video: