Indy Eleven is proud to announce a new multi-year partnership with Sports Tech HQ, a nonprofit organization formed in Indiana in June 2022 through a collaboration with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC).
Through the agreement, Sports Tech HQ will receive kit logo branding on players shorts for both the Indy Eleven Men’s and Women’s teams – the first such placement in the club’s 10-year history, a “Stat of the Game” Powered by Sports Tech HQ feature during each regular season game, and presence in various marketing inventory.
“Indy Eleven is proud to partner with Sports Tech HQ, whose important work is ensuring sports remains the heartbeat of the Hoosier State for decades to come,” said Greg Stremlaw, Indy Eleven President & CEO. “We look forward to working alongside Sports Tech HQ in the coming years to make sure Eleven Park will utilize the latest technology to best serve the athletes, patrons, and staff that will call it home beginning in 2025.”
The mission of Sports Tech HQ is to cultivate, grow, and accelerate the sports technology ecosystem in Indiana. With support from its partners, Sports Tech HQ is committed to shaping the next generation of industry innovation, while strengthening Indiana’s reputation as a global destination. To learn more, visit sthq.org.
“Sports Tech HQ is pleased to partner with Indy Eleven for the next two years to drive awareness of sports technology innovation and the investments we are making to grow this sector throughout Indiana,” said Jeffrey Hintz, Executive Director of Sports Tech HQ. “Through this collaboration, we are pleased to serve as a sports tech infrastructure advisor for the new Eleven Park.”
This May, Indy Eleven and Keystone Group will break ground on the transformational Eleven Park riverfront development in downtown Indianapolis. The $1 billion-plus “live, work, and play” village project will be anchored by a 20,000-seat stadium that Indy Eleven’s men’s and women’s professional teams will call home beginning in 2025. The multipurpose venue will also be set to host numerous other events including field sports matches and tournaments (including but not limited to soccer, football, lacrosse, and field hockey), concerts, community gatherings, and more.
The completed development will also feature more than 600 apartments, 205,000 square feet of office space, more than 197,000 square feet of retail space and restaurants, a hotel, public plazas with green spaces, and public parking. Visit elevenpark.com and follow the @ElevenParkIndy channels on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for the latest updates on the project.
About Indy Eleven Professional Soccer
Since its launch in 2013, Indy Eleven’s dedication to its club and community has been driven by empowering a culture of excellence through its players and staff, staying true to its aim of fielding teams that represent the State of Indiana proudly on and off the field. The 2023 season will the 10th year playing men’s professional soccer and the team is currently playing in the United Soccer League (USL) Championship, a 24-team professional soccer league based across the United States. In May 2022, Indy Eleven’s franchise in the USL W League began play in the new women’s league and captured the Great Lakes Division title. Indy Eleven launched a youth development program that has grown to over 15,000 children via affiliated youth clubs across Indiana. They also have led the way in USL Academy youth play, led by its Boys U-19 Squad that won the inaugural 2021 USL Academy League national championship and the ’22 & ‘23 USL Academy Cup. Learn more at indyeleven.com.
About Sports Tech HQ
Sports Tech HQ is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a strong sports tech ecosystem in Indiana. Sports Tech HQ strives to create opportunities for sports tech entrepreneurs by investing in innovation and cultivating a community of creators. The organization fosters cross-industry collaboration and supports companies through every stage of their development. Sports Tech HQ is committed to shaping the next generation of industry innovation, while strengthening Indiana’s reputation as a global destination. For more information, visit STHQ.org.