St. Louis City SC and the club’s so-called “flavor officer,” award-winning chef Gerard Craft, on Monday announced more than a dozen additional local food partners for the club’s in-stadium food program.
The added food options represent St. Louis’ “authentic tastes and original flavors from neighborhoods from across the region,” the team said in a press release. Local food partners will serve foods from a variety of cultures, and the park will offer everything from adventurous new-tries to St. Louis staples.
The latest additions to food providers at the team’s stadium, CITYPARK, include The Block, a Webster Groves-located restaurant, butcher and bar; DD Mau, a Vietnamese eatery with locations in Webster Groves and Maryland Heights; and Crown Candy Kitchen, a more-than-100-year-old St. Louis soda fountain and candy shop.
The Major League Soccer expansion franchise last month announced its initial STLMade food partners: Balkan Treat Box, Beast Craft BBQ Co., Steve’s Hot Dogs and Niche Food Group’s Brasserie and Pastaria Deli & Wine.
Additional food and beverage partners will be announced closer to the start of the team’s inaugural season next spring, the group said.
“We traveled around the region to taste the food and meet the people behind these restaurants, and we want to encourage fans to do the same,” Craft said in the release. “From family-owned restaurants to food trucks, the CITY Flavor program showcases how restaurants of all kinds can thrive in St. Louis.”
The local offerings will be available for soccer fans to try Wednesday during the first full-stadium preview event at CITYPARK: an international friendly between its second team, City2, and German league Bundesliga powerhouse Bayer 04 Leverkusen.
CITYPARK features 52 individual areas where fans can access food, the most in Major League Soccer, according to the team. The venue uses “connected stadium” technologies, such as mobile ordering via the team’s app, self-service kiosks and cashless transaction systems to decrease wait times and increase fan convenience, officials said.
Prices and the full menus of each food partner have not yet been announced.
“There was an overwhelming sense of regional pride when we announced our initial CITY Flavor partners last month, which showcases how much our community cares about our local restaurants,” City SC’s Chief Executive Carolyn Kindle said in a statement. “Now, with additional restaurant partners revealed, fans get a true sense of how every match will feel like a food festival with St. Louis’ diverse culinary scene represented.” 
Here’s the full list of new CITYPARK food partners announced Monday:
Last month, Clayton-based managed care provider Centene Corp. (NYSE: CNC) dropped its 15-year naming rights deal for City SC’s new stadium in Downtown West, just eight months after the deal was announced. While renaming the facility CITYPARK, City SC said it will restart conversations for its stadium naming rights.
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