Paint the CITY Red

Following our historic inaugural season, St. Louis CITY SC enter the 2023 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs as the top seed in the West. There’s a lot to know as all of St. Louis heads to the Playoffs for the first time in MLS. New traditions. New formats. New everything. Here’s your guide to everything you need to know. This will be updated with all the latest news.

2023 marks a new format for MLS Cup Playoffs. For more details, read the full explainer here.

Round One | Match One is officially a sell-out crowd! SeatGeek is your go-to source for CITY tickets, including MLS Cup Playoffs. Even after tickets sell out, you can find authentic tickets available for resale on SeatGeek. For future planning, myCITY+ members will continue to receive presale access for future rounds. Sign up now for access! We hope you can join us and 22,500 of your closest friends at CITYPARK!

CITY has home field advantage throughout the playoffs all the way until the final match, the 2023 MLS Cup presented by Audi. Then, the higher seeded team will host.

We’re launching new Club-designed playoff gear on October 22, including signs of all sizes for your home or business. To get the latest official CITY Playoff merch, head to CITY Pavilion & CITY Goods. The playoffs are worth celebrating! Get your gear now before matchday and let’s Paint The CITY Red!

Beginning this week, St. Louis institutions will show support for CITY SC by turning their lights the iconic CITY Red color, including Busch Stadium, St. Louis Wheel, Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis Science Center’s McDonnell Planetarium and Kiener Plaza, as well as Downtown St. Louis streetlights surrounding CITYPARK.

Fans can also spot statues across the region donning the CITY Kit and scarf, including The Runner Statue in Kiener Plaza and the Malcolm W. Martin statue in East St. Louis. The Meeting of the Waters Fountain in Aloe Plaza has also turned CITY Red in support of the team’s historic inaugural season and playoffs debut. CITY SC’s partners, including Purina, Enterprise, World Wide Technology, Together Credit Union, Ameren and Pepsi, as well as neighbors and nearby hotels, are showing their support with events and “All For CITY” playoffs flags and banners, while Schnucks is offering CITY Red baked goods in their stores.

CITYPARK’s CITY Flavor restaurant partners are introducing special CITY Red-themed menu items for fans to enjoy at the partners’ brick-and-mortars across St. Louis and at the stadium, including:

  • Anthonino’s: Meatball Sub on a CITY Red Hoagie
  • Amighetti’s: Spicy CITY Red Amighetti's Special and CITY Red Raspberry Cannoli
  • Balkan Treat Box: CITY Red Bosnian Cocktail
  • BEAST Craft BBQ: Smoked Ribs with a Cherry Chipotle Sauce
  • Bold Spoon Creamery: CITY Strawberry Ice Cream with Blueberry Balsamic Sauce
  • Hank’s Cheesecakes: CITY Red Berry Cheesecake
  • Ices Plain and Fancy: CITY Cherry-Limeade Ice Cream
  • Wally’s: CITY Red Strawberry Kettle Corn

The pre-match CITY Red, lights-out hype moment inside CITYPARK has become a matchday tradition shared across the world. CITY SC is taking this moment to the next level by inviting the 22,500 fans inside CITYPARK to turn the stadium full-on CITY Red as well as fans throughout the region to Paint the CITY Red wherever they are watching the game – from home, on Lou Fusz Plaza, at CITY On Tap bars, local restaurants – by downloading the CITY app (available in the App Store or on Google Play). More information about CITY Red Out will be shared on the app.

Fans who do not have tickets to the first home match can still be part of matchday and cheer on CITY SC at the free, CITY SC-hosted pet-friendly Playoffs Watch Party on Lou Fusz Plaza, presented by Purina, where they can bring blankets and lawn chairs, enjoy food and drinks, watch the match from the big screen, and take part in CITYPARK cheers and chants that will be echoing from inside the stadium throughout the plaza. For fans attending the watch party, please remember outside food and beverage will not be permitted. Vaping and smoking is prohibited on Lou Fusz Plaza. For a full list of prohibited items, see here. While some covered space is available, please be prepared for all weather. In the event of a storm, please check the @stlcitysc social channels and the CITY app for updates.

Our next match is away against Kansas for Round One, Match 2. For those planning to make the drive, we’ll see you across the border. And for fans at home, get your free tickets on 10/31 at 10 AM for our ULTRA Watch Party presented by Michelob ULTRA. Join us starting at 3PM with DJ D2thaC, the Street Team, ULTRA drink specials and more – of course, at ULTRA Club!

Fans can show their CITY spirit by rocking official Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs gear, including exclusive shirts, hoodies and scarves, which are now available at CITY Pavilion (2118 Market Street), CITY Goods and the CITY app. Official 2023 “All for CITY” playoffs banners also are now available at CITY Pavilion.

Fans are encouraged to use the hashtag #PaintTheCITYRed on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok with photos and videos of the creative ways they’re celebrating CITY in the postseason by painting the CITY Red. One fan will be picked to win a pair of playoffs tickets for the first Best-of-3 match.