by Jim Fossell

February 22, 2016

St. Charles, MO – The St. Louis Ambush have signed a new, three-year sponsorship deal with Mercy, Ambush CEO Andrew Haines announced this week. Mercy has been the official medical provider and a major sponsor of the Ambush since the franchise launched in 2013.

“Mercy has been a key part of the success of the Ambush and we couldn’t be happier to continue our great partnership with this outstanding organization,” Haines said.

The Mercy health system includes 46 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

“Mercy has been on board with the Ambush since day one, and we’re proud to sign on for three more years as Medical Provider,” said Bob Davidson, Mercy Vice President of Community Relations. “The Ambush have a great recipe for a successful franchise — talented players, excellent ownership and a fun, family-friendly game day environment. We couldn’t be happier with this continuing relationship.”

LEFT: Bob Davidson, Mercy Vice President of Community Relations (center) along with Ambush owners Will Clark (left) Andrew Haines (right) at the announcement that Mercy would return for three years as the official medical provider and a sponsor of the Ambush. (Photo by Scott Neer/TSN Photography)

The Ambush play their final home game of the season when they host the Baltimore Blast next Friday, February 26 at 7:35 p.m. at the Family Arena. In addition to being the final home game, February 26 is also Jamie Swanner Night, as the Ambush pay tribute to the legendary goalkeeper and the team’s current Goalkeeper Coach.

At halftime, Swanner’s number 00 will be retired and a special banner with his number will hang inside the arena. Swanner is only the third player in St. Louis professional soccer history to have his number retired. The first was Slobo Ilijevski’s number 30 in 1994 and the second was Daryl Doran’s number 7 in 2006. The first 5,000 fans in attendance February 26 will receive a free Jamie Swanner poster.

Following next Friday’s duel against Baltimore, the Ambush close out the season on the road when they tangle with the Milwaukee Wave Saturday, February 27 at 6:05 p.m. at the UM-Milwaukee Panther Arena.

Individual and group tickets are available for the February 26 home finale. Call the Ambush office at 636-477-6363 for more information. Keep up with Ambush news anytime by visiting the team’s official web site,, the Ambush Facebook page,, or on Twitter,