St Louis CITY2 is back at home next week, hosting the club’s first-ever Pride Night to celebrate and support the LGBTQIA+ community. The team will have several features to highlight the night and give players and fans the chance to join in on the celebration.
The Pride Night match kicks off Saturday, June 25 at 6 pm CST at Ralph Korte Stadium on the SIUE campus in Edwardsville, Illinois. Ahead of the match, CITY2 players will introduce our first-ever custom Pride shirts as they walk into the stadium. These shirts bring together STLMade artists and businesses in the LGBTQIA+ community, artist Adam Koon and print shop Tiny Little Monster. Shirts will be available for purchase, with proceeds going to MLS partner, You Can Play Project.
In addition to the Pride shirts, the STL CITY SC Community team will be tabling the event to pass out free Pride stickers to fans. Around Ralph Korte Stadium, Pride banners and signs will be proudly displayed sharing messages from CITY coaches and leadership.
The St. Louis Supporter Group, the St. Louligans, is hosting a Prideraiser for the month of June, including during Pride Night, benefitting a local nonprofit, Metro Trans Umbrella Group. The Supporter tailgate starts at 4 pm before the match, with the gate opening at 5 pm, one hour before kickoff.