ST. LOUIS – We made it to the final weekend of the regular season in St. Louis CITY SC’s first year. A two-day block party ratchets up the excitement as St. Louis prepares for its first MLS playoff run.
Fans said the team turned St. Louis into a football town this season.
“It was great. We make it a ritual to have football Saturdays at home every week where we get the game food and the game. If we miss a Saturday, we watch it the next day,” Lauren Champion said.
Thousands of fans were on the stadium pitch on Friday evening for the first evening of the two-day block party. They wanted to support the team before the game and watch the live performances.
“The atmosphere here is electric, it’s unbelievable. As a big city fan, I signed up for all the newsletters and these girls are the biggest Ava Max fans, so it really worked out,” said Jeffery Litzau.
Whether they’re watching Saturday’s game at home or in person, fans are hoping for a big win. Although CITY SC has already secured first place in the Western Conference, a win on Saturday could give them the MLS record for most points for an expansion team in an inaugural season.
“I hope they free up first place. But I’m ready for the playoffs and hope they finish strong here,” said Litzau.
Watch Saturday’s game via MLS Season Pass on Apple TV+ or listen on 98.1 FM. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. The playoffs begin almost a week later.
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