Major League Soccer’s St. Louis City SC has struck a 15-year naming rights partnership that will see the club’s new, iconic stadium in downtown St. Louis called Centene Stadium.

The venue, which will open later this summer, is a state-of-the-art soccer-specific stadium that will help unite the St. Louis, Missouri region and play an important role in the positive momentum happening in the heart of St. Louis. 

This agreement also makes Fortune 25 healthcare company Centene a Founding Partner and official managed healthcare provider of St. Louis CITY SC.

Designed by internationally renowned architect Julie Snow and HOK, Centene Stadium has 22,500 seats, all of which are within 120ft of the pitch. There is also a  3,000+ safe-standing supporter section. Other amenities include: 

  • Large public plaza on east side of stadium to host public festivals and events. 
  • 30+ acre district includes stadium, training facility, two grass training pitches and one artificial turf, two-story retail pavilion and administrative offices. 
  • Centene Stadium’s canopy roof unique design pays homage to the Gateway Arch in its materiality and ability to reflect light, while providing protection for fans and holds in sound. 
  • As part of the district’s design vision, all four sides of the stadium will be open and inclusive, providing a welcoming and intimate experience for fans and neighbours alike 
  • Fiberoptic infrastructure of Centene Stadium allows consistent wireless connectivity to allow fans to personalize their experience through frictionless ordering, real-time wayfinding, and customized itineraries including augmented and virtual reality.

Carolyn Kindle Betz, president and CEO of St. Louis City SC said:

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. 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.

Designed to be a place where the passion of sport intersects with comprehensive regional excellence, Centene Stadium has always been about more than building a 30+ acre world-class soccer stadium and district for a Major League Soccer (MLS) team in Downtown West. The club’s vision has always been to build something that serves as the heartbeat of a true soccer city and the showcase of what a sports-loving, world-class city like St. Louis has to offer.