St. Louis City fans break MLS record on first day of season ticket deposits

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By NewsRadio 1120 KMOX

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Fans have set a new Major League Soccer record in the first 24 hours of sales for deposits on St. Louis City SC season tickets. 

On Thursday morning the team – set to begin its inaugural MLS campaign in 2023 – received 30,000 deposits within the first 15 minutes and 50,000 after the first 24 hours of season tickets being made available to the general public.

Those numbers represent the largest number of season ticket deposits in the history of Major League Soccer. The club's merchandise sales also previously set a new league record.

The team announced on Twitter Wednesday afternoon that a record had been set, but the total number of deposits hasn't been released yet. Sales opened at 10 a.m. Wednesday and fans were able to reserve up to 8 seats in the future soccer stadium that's being constructed in downtown St. Louis. 

"STL blew the previous MLS record out of the water!" stated a tweet from the team. "And we’re still accepting deposits now."

City Founder. Over the moon excited for #stlCITsc. Seeing all of my friends excited and the passion from everyone is amazing. Get those deposits in and let’s break some records! https://t.co/Z5OeN7dWq1 pic.twitter.com/5bwlVQ33JC

— Matt Baker (@MattBakerSTL) September 16, 2020

For $50, fans can reserve seats in the supporter section in the lower level behind the home goal, behind the north goal or general reserved seating sections throughout the stadium. You won't be able to pick specific seats in those sections. 

“I’m once again blown away by our fans, supporters and community, and how they continue to rally around City,” said Carolyn Kindle Betz, the club's owner and CEO, in a statement. “This is just another testament to why I love St. Louis so much. When given the opportunity, our region shows the rest of the nation why we’re a force to be reckoned with.”

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