New York City Football Club (NYCFC) has announced Modell’s Sporting Goods as their official sporting goods retail partner as they gear up for their inaugural Major League Soccer Season.

Modell’s will give NYCFC fans exclusive opportunities to buy a diverse assortment of Club gear while hosting special NYCFC events in-store. Events will include marquee player meet & greets and fan Q&A sessions. Additionally, Modell’s will engage soccer fans by providing special promotions and contests allowing fans a chance to win game day experiences to remember for years to come.

As Modell’s Sporting Goods celebrates its 125th Anniversary, it’s amplifying its commitment to soccer by establishing 15 of its locations as NYCFC Headquarters, including flagship stores at Times Square and Penn Plaza. These 15 locations, as well as, will feature exclusive NYCFC product in addition to a unique shopping experience through an elevated presentation and outstanding customer service. Modell’s will be the ultimate destination to meet every NYCFC fan’s gear needs including jerseys, t-shirts, hats, scarves, and more.

“The New York City FC brand continues to grow in New York City and we are proud to partner with Modell’s to further the growth as we near our inaugural season on the pitch. Modell’s is an institution in New York sports and the perfect partner to kit out our fans. Together we will provide our fans with a broad array of products, great hospitality and a top-notch experience,” said Tim Pernetti, Chief Business Officer, New York City Football Club.

“It’s an amazing opportunity for Modell’s Sporting Goods, as the “First Family of Sport” to be a partner of NYCFC, the First MLS Club in New York City. Were proud to have a 72 hour window as the exclusive New York City retailer for all key NYCFC product launches. It’s very exciting for us to kick off the partnership by pre-selling home NYCFC jerseys. Fans can now pre-order the jerseys on until we exclusively sell the jerseys in our stores in early December. We look forward to a long term relationship to provide similar opportunities to NYCFC fans in the future!” said Mitchell Modell, Chief Executive Officer, Modell’s Sporting Goods.