February 10, 2023
Akron, Ohio - Akron City Football Club (ACFC) announced it has extended its partnership with Circle K Stores to be the team’s preferred fuel and convenience store. Circle K was one of 19 ACFC Founding Partners from the inaugural 2022 season. Founding Partners will be remembered always for their belief in ACFC’s vision and for being a foundational piece in building an organization that will be a part of the Akron civic and sports landscape for generations to come.
Circle K Stores Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alimentation Couche-Tard, a global leader in convenience and fuel retail, operating in 24 countries, with more than 14,300 stores, of which approximately 10,900 offer road transportation fuel. With its well-known Couche-Tard and Circle K banners, it is one of the largest independent convenience store operators in the United States and it is a leader in the convenience store industry and road transportation fuel retail in Canada, Scandinavia, the Baltics, as well as in Ireland. It also has an important presence in Poland and Hong Kong SAR. Approximately 122,000 people are employed through its network. Circle K has 484 locations within the Northeast Ohio Region.
“We cannot wait to begin year two with Akron City FC and expand on the strong partnership we created in 2022,” says Amanda Shannon,Circle K Great Lakes Brand Manager, “Circle K has a huge presence in Akron, and we love supporting and partnering with strong local organizations that are committed to giving back to the community.”
“We are pumped, no pun intended, to have Circle K back as a sponsor in 2023 and look forward to continuing and expanding our promotional activity including the very popular Halftime Crossbar Challenge,” stated ACFC Owner, Nick Turchan. “We also continue to identify ways to give back to our dedicated fans and are thrilled that Circle K has offered up the idea of providing fuel discount coupons at our home games. Parents, please also let your kids know we plan to have a Mascot Night, in which Circle K’s famous Polar Pop mascot Cuppie will lead the charge!”
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Akron City FC is a member of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), the only league designated by the USASA as a Tier 1 national league. The team will kick off its second season this May with home games being played on the campus of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. The schedule is expected to be released in early March. The team’s inaugural 2022 campaign proved to be a smash hit with the community as 19 companies joined as Founding Partners. The foundation of a passionate fan base was also created, which included more than doubling the NPSL’s average attendance figures.