AUSTIN, Texas - Austin FC, the 27th Club in Major League Soccer (MLS), announced today Fairmont Austin as the Official Hotel of Austin FC in advance of the Club’s inaugural MLS season in 2021. Located in the heart of downtown Austin, the Fairmont will temporarily serve as the base of operations base Austin FC’s first team players and coaching staff, effective January 2021 until the team permanently relocates its soccer operations to St. David’s Performance Center in the Spring of 2021.
“Fairmont Austin is going to be the perfect base for our Soccer Operations team and our players as we look towards our inaugural season in 2021,” commented Claudio Reyna, Austin FC Sporting Director. “The hotel’s facilities are world class. It is perfectly located to introduce our new players to our wonderful city, and when we move our operations to St. David’s Performance Center, Fairmont Austin is going to be a hotel I know opposing teams and supporters are going to look forward to staying at.”
A Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star property, Fairmont Austin will provide Austin FC players and coaching staff with a premier experience during their stay in early 2021, including personalized services, ample office, training and meeting spaces, unique views of Austin and distinct dining options, among many other amenities.
“Fairmont Austin has the unique privilege of serving as Austin FC’s first home as they begin the exciting journey of launching the season and becoming an integral part of our community. As the exclusive Official Hotel, we look forward to providing team members and fans with a memorable and authentically local experience every time they visit our landmark property,” said Nenad Praporski, General Manager, Fairmont Austin.
Austin FC and Fairmont Austin will host exclusive member events at the hotel, including player and front-office appearances. Fairmont Austin will also support a special sweepstakes, providing unique experiences to Austin FC fans. Additionally, Fairmont Austin will have an in-game and sideline LED signage presence at Austin FC’s state-of-the-art soccer stadium during the 2021 MLS season.