LOUISVILLE, Ky. — UofL Health is the new, official sports medicine partner for Louisville City, Racing Louisville and the teams’ youth academies in a multi-year agreement with the professional soccer club.

What You Need To Know

  • UofL Health is the new sports medicine provider for Louisville City and Racing Louisville

  • It is the largest health care deal in club history, according to a news release

  • UofL Health will partner with the soccer teams for new outreach efforts, including offering match tickets for underserved community partners and children

  • The health provider will also hold annual title nights for the soccer clubs

According to a news release, the partnership is the largest health care deal in club history.

“This partnership goes well beyond sideline coverage,” said Dr. Jen Daily, chief medical officer of Louisville City/Racing and medical director for UofL Health - Sports Medicine. “Our model is holistic and focused on prevention. From primary care to applied epidemiology, players have access to every medical specialty across the full UofL Health continuum of care, including mental health and performance, sport nutrition and Frazier Rehab Sports. Plus, our shared clinic spaces create a multidisciplinary model where providers can conference on the most effective, innovative care possible for players.”

“We’re thrilled to start this partnership with UofL Health and especially excited about the opportunity to work collaboratively with their team,” said James O’Connor, president of Louisville City and Racing. “Together, we’ll also look into research, development and emerging trends as they pertain to soccer players. Our goals are aligned in that we want to keep athletes in top shape, allowing them to be the best version of themselves on the field.” 

UofL Heath offers sports medicine resources that include athletic trainers, doctors, nutritionists, physical therapists and strength coaches who will assist the in-house athletic training and performance staff for both clubs.

The partnership also includes a number of community events and partnerships. The soccer teams and UofL Health will collaborate to provide match tickets for underserved community partners and children in the newly named UofL Health Community Zone at Lynn Family Stadium. UofL Health and Soccer Holdings, the umbrella company for the soccer teams, are also working to create a community initiative that will bring soccer access to children in underserved areas in the Kentuckiana region.

UofL Health also will hold annual title nights for soccer clubs. At the Lyn Family Sports Visions & Training Center, UofL Health will have naming rights to one of the four turf academy fields and to an annual Louisville City/Racing Academy regional tournament. 


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