LouCity, Baptist Health Set To Continue Partnership

January 29, 2020

Louisville City Football Club proudly announced a new agreement with its healthcare partner, Baptist Health, for the club's 2020 season and beyond.

Louisville City Football Club proudly announced a new agreement with its healthcare partner, Baptist Health, for the club’s 2020 season and beyond. The five-year partnership continues Baptist Health’s position as the exclusive sports medicine provider for Louisville City FC, the most successful club in modern USL history. 

“Baptist Health and LouCity have been a great team from the beginning,” Louisville City President Brad Estes said. “Baptist Health kept our players healthy, and they share our values. We are proud and excited about our continued partnership with this fine organization.”

The partnership continues the club’s long-standing use of Baptist Health Athletic Trainers and sports medicine professionals to care for its players on the USL Championship team and will include training services for the club’s Academy Cup and U23 teams. 
“As the first official sponsor of Louisville City FC in November of 2014, we are proud to continue that sponsorship for the next chapter in their history. From the beginning we felt strongly we could provide the medical expertise and athletic training to help the first and only professional soccer team in Louisville achieve great success and we couldn’t be more excited to continue that,” said Larry Gray, president of Baptist Health Louisville, “We look forward to more championships and making sure the players are in shape to be at the top of their game.”

Baptist Health has been bringing advanced medical technology, modern facilities and many of the region’s most prominent physicians to the community for nearly a century since its founding in 1924. Counting all nine local hospitals, Baptist Health has more than 300 points of care in our community.

Louisville City is the back-to-back-to-back Eastern Conference title winners in the USL Championship. The club won the USL Championship Final in 2017 and 2018.

“Having proper medical care is crucial to a football club,” said Louisville City coach John Hackworth. “Our partnership with Baptist Health has provided us with constant care from top-notch Athletic Trainers and access to experts in sports medicine when needed. We look forward to continue working with Baptist Health this season and for years to come.”
With training opening last weekend, Baptist Health Athletic Trainers are already working with Louisville City players for the 2020 season.

“As the largest health system in Kentucky, we are proud to be associated with Louisville City FC and bring our excellence in orthopedics from the sports medicine physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists and orthopedic surgeons to this partnership,” says Jody Prather, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer for Baptist Health.

LouCity will begin its sixth season on March 7 on the road at North Carolina FC. The. Club will open its new soccer-specific stadium called Lynn Family Stadium on April 11.