St. Louis City SC had a historic 2023 season, as a new franchise drop-kicking their way into the playoffs. With so much hype around the new club and new stadium, the CITY SC team at CITY PARK tapped KLANCE UNLIMITED to help bring fan engagement to the next level.
New MLS franchise St. Louis City SC sought to add a hoisted tifo to their fan section. After initial discussions with KLANCE on how to make this a reality, the design and rigging team came together to plan, create, and deploy a custom solution that was practical, reliable, and most importantly, safe.
”ti·fo /ˈtēˌfō/ noun: a choreographed display in which fans in a sports stadium raise a large banner together or simultaneously hold up signs that together form a large image.
Tifo isn’t just for the fans, it’s by the fans. Since the inaugural home match, numerous fan groups have funded, designed, and built the massive banners seen in the Supporter’s Section, colloquially referred to as ‘The North End’ including names such as St. Louis City Punks, St. Louligans, STL Santos, The Thieves, No Nap City Ultras, & Fleur de Noise.
To dive deeper into the world of MLS ‘superfans’ and STL’s grassroots fandom, check out the City Supporter Series.