We bring you the biggest Austin FC happenings of the month including important news, wild speculation, and the hottest links on the interwebs.
Claudio Reyna named inaugural General Manager/Sporting Director. Austin FC dropped jaws picking the high profile U.S. national legend. Reyna is the X-factor in the front office: experienced European and national team player, respected MLS soccer operations expertise, Spanish-speaking fluency, and a developer of youth talent from his time with U.S. Soccer. Check out his glorious soccer career in our previous post.
Training Facility revealed for Austin FC. A new $45 million complex is coming to E. Parmer Lane in Northeast Austin. Officially called the St. David’s Performance Center, it will be a home away from home for players. Soccer operations staff will be headquartered there. It could also serve as a shuttle stop for home games and a possible away game viewing location.
Announced that eMLS Cup will be held at SXSW in 2020. Even before RL play begins in 2021, Austin FC will be one of 25 MLS clubs represented in the 2020 eMLS league that kicks off January 2020. The league title culminates at SXSW in March to crown the #1 EA Sports FIFA20 player in North America. Gustavo Cisneros was named the champ at Austin FC’s tournament held at Valhalla Esports Lounge earning the chance to represent the club in future events.
Season Ticket Pricing can’t come soon enough. With stadium construction starting and the fan Experience Center open for viewing to suite and high-end members, we expect an email invitation to select general and premium seats (and reveal prices) in early 2020. Doing our part to fuel speculation on prices, we looked at season tickets costs for other local professional and collegiate sports.
Austin FC Jersey/Kit and Stadium Sponsors haven’t been announced yet. We do know that Excel Sports Management was enlisted in June 2019 to find suitable sponsors. Excel has been known for its large, international clients. Don’t be surprised if Austin FC’s sponsors don’t include local companies that we previously identified. Although a sponsored arm patch is coming to MLS jerseys in 2020, so there’s a chance we’ll see Tito’s Vodka or another local company.
Austin FC video on Twitter welcoming Claudio Reyna
eMLS reveals Austin FC for 2020, including eMLS Cup at SXSW