Saint Louis Football Club (STLFC) has been in full swing since March, welcoming soccer fans from across the region to cheer on players as they play against other professional clubs from Texas to Oregon to Minnesota. Similar to other sports (especially football, for those still missing the Rams), close to 200 fans gather in the stadium’s parking lot prior to each STLFC game for tailgating to enjoy food and beverages and spread their love of the game in a multicultural setting.
This season, one group of soccer enthusiasts in particular, the St. Louligans, have been tailgating for a cause.
Throughout the season, the St. Louligans have offered free food and beverages to fellow tailgaters and asked only for a donation which goes to a local charity. Already they have raised more than $20,000 for the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network and are hoping to bring in even more as they approach STLFC’s final two games.
STLFC will close out its season against Tulsa Roughnecks Football Club and OKC Energy Football Club on Oct. 10 and Oct. 15, respectively, at the Toyota Stadium. The parking lots for tailgating will open at 5:30 p.m. and kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Details can be found on the team’s website.
Photos courtesy of Maeve Bradfield.