The new stadium, now known as "Q2 Stadium," remains projected for completion this spring at 10414 McKalla Place, ahead of the inaugural Austin FC season.
Welcome to @Q2Stadium! Austin’s Biggest Backyard. 🏟 https://t.co/SGR2DMgukA— Q2 Stadium (@Q2 Stadium)1611596165.0
Q2, the Austin-based provider of digital transformation solutions for banking and lending, has also secured the name of the "Q2 Field Club," the premium seating and Club experience adjacent to the player's benches in the over 20,500-seat stadium.
"Our partnership reinforces to our employees and top talent that Q2 is committed to everything that makes Austin special – culture, community and now, world-class professional sports sure to bring a diverse, global audience to our community," Matt Flake, President and CEO of Q2 said in a press release.
The stadium will have multiple purposes aside from hosting the men's and women's soccer leagues, including other amateur sporting events, concerts and festivals, and community projects. Q2 Stadium will be a venue to host organizations such as Black Girls Code and Code2College—groups that make contribute to the Austin software development communities.
The stadium will be one of 20 soccer stadiums featured within Major League Soccer in 2021 and is one of eight stadiums that have opened since 2017.
Austin FC President, Andy Loughnane, said in a press release that it was the club's top priority to establish a naming rights partnership with an Austin-based company that is "committed to using this platform to give back to the community."
"Q2 Stadium holds the distinction of being the first and only major league venue in Austin, and Austin FC is exceptionally proud to begin our MLS journey with Q2 as our partner and Q2 Stadium as our home."
This is the latest partnership with a local brand for Austin FC. It has already established a partnership with Yeti, H-E-B and Netspend.
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