Louisville City FC has given its future home stadium a name, as the club has partnered with the Lynn family to name its new home Lynn Family Stadium.
The Lynn family will have naming rights to the stadium through a 10-year deal that both sides have agreed to, according to a news release. The $65 million stadium will seat a maximum of 14,000 spectators with permanent seating for over 11,000. It is currently under construction and is expected to be finished in time for the start of the 2020 United Soccer League season.
“We are thrilled to be able to contribute not only to the development and appreciation of soccer but to the Louisville community as a whole,” Mark and Cindy Lynn said in a news release.
“We have been fans of Louisville City FC since its inception, so this truly fits what we are passionate about,” they continued. “We could not be more honored in helping Louisville City FC erect a stadium built for soccer where the city can come together to enjoy the fastest growing sport in America.”
This is the second soccer stadium that the Lynn family has put its name on, as Mark and Cindy Lynn also have their names on the University of Louisville’s soccer stadium.
“The Lynn Family are the perfect fit for Louisville City because they believe in the same things we do as an organization: family, community and success,” Louisville City President Brad Estes said in a news release. “We feel fortunate to have a long-term partnership with a naming rights sponsor who aligns with our club’s values.”
Louisville City is still finishing out its final season at Louisville Slugger Field before it makes the move to its new home. The team is allowing current season ticket holders to select their seats for the new stadium, and the general public will get to purchase season tickets on Sept. 9.
“Lynn Family Stadium will be a cathedral for soccer in downtown Louisville,” Louisville City coach John Hackworth said in a news release. “The design and layout of this stadium is incredible, and I can’t wait to lead my team onto the field inside our new home in 2020.”
The naming rights deal marks another step forward for Louisville City in the development of its new home. This is a club that may pursue Major League Soccer in the future after its stadium is completed.