Louisville City Football Club has named Brad Estes as its new president.
“Brad is someone who we have believed in and have backed since his joining us last year,” said Mike Mountjoy, co-chairman of Louisville City FC. “His commitment to this club and desire to see us continue our growth means this is a move that makes sense for us.”
The Kentucky native will take up his new role effective immediately and will continue to lead the LouCity front office alongside Patrick Stewart, who will also take up a new role as chief revenue officer.
“What we have built to this point is only the beginning. I’m thankful for a partner like Patrick, who has demonstrated the same commitment to seeing our club reach the top,” said Estes. “Louisville City FC is on the rise and I’m grateful to be given the opportunity to lead this club forward into that new stadium and beyond. Both as a soccer fan and as an executive, I couldn’t be more thrilled to be helping head this project.”
A graduate of St. Xavier High School in Louisville, the 40-year-old was previously Louisville City’s executive vice president after moving from Neace Ventures. His over 10 years in the Louisville area has seen him take charge of a number of executive positions, including Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial officer, and President.
In addition, both Estes and Stewart were instrumental in helping advance the team’s Butchertown stadium development site, an effort led by the club’s ownership group.
Estes holds a bachelor’s degree from Marshall University and master’s degree from the University of Louisville.
About Louisville City FC
Since its launch in 2014, Louisville City FC has been committed to serving the community of Louisville and state of Kentucky as the lone professional soccer team. The 2017 season marked the third year of play for LouCity in the United Soccer League (USL), a professional soccer league based in the United States and Canada. On October 26, the Louisville Metro Council voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new soccer-specific stadium in the Butchertown neighborhood with a projected opening slated for March 2020.
Finishing in the top five in average attendance in the USL at Slugger Field since 2015, LouCity’s remarkable 2017 campaign included winning the USL Cup in the club’s first appearance in the final. Get the latest news on LouCity FC at LouisvilleCityFC.com and via the club’s channels on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.