California: Sky River Casino named Republic FC’s exclusive casino partner in three-year deal


Sacramento soccer team Republic FC and Sky River Casino have announced a new three-year partnership to enhance the entertainment experiences “on matchday and beyond.” Sky River Casino will now become Republic FC’s exclusive casino and gaming partner and will be featured throughout Heart Health Park and on match broadcasts. 

The partners will also use their shared platform to honor and support the Wilton Rancheria tribe and the indigenous people who have called Sacramento home for thousands of years, the parties also said in a press statement. The citizens of Wilton Rancheria are indigenous to territory within Sacramento County and are descendants of Miwok-speaking tribes.

“Supporting and developing our community in thoughtful ways is at the core of our club values,” said Republic FC Chief Revenue Officer Dustin Vicari. “Sky River Casino and the Wilton Rancheria Tribe are incredible champions for the region and passionate about creating memorable experiences for their guests. It’s an honor to join them as they create a hub of entertainment and economic activity in Elk Grove, and we’re proud to have them join us as a partner.”

“We are very intentional about our partnerships, and the opportunity to align with such a respected and beloved organization as Republic FC is a perfect match for us,” said Jesus Tarango, Wilton Rancheria Chairman. “We are proud to continually invest in the Sacramento area in ways that uplift and support this dynamic and ever-evolving region.”

At Sky River, we are excited to announce this major, three-year partnership with Republic FC,” said Michael J. Facenda, President of Sky River Casino. “With deep roots in the community, we are dedicated to giving back in meaningful ways through important educational efforts, worthwhile charitable causes, and engaging sports and entertainment experiences. We are thrilled to join thousands of incredibly loyal fans and cheer on another amazing local sports team.”

Beginning this season, Republic FC fans and VIP guests will get a glimpse into “The Sky River Way” – bringing guests hospitality and entertainment. Club Sky Presented by Sky River Casino is “home to the club’s best hospitality experience on matchday,” the parties said.

Throughout the year, Republic FC fans will receive special offers from Sky River Casino, including exclusive experiences for season ticket members. Casino patrons will also see new Republic FC branding around the property.

As the presenting partner of Republic FC’s June 29th match, Sky River Casino will work with the club to celebrate the Wilton Rancheria tribe and the indigenous people of the region. Matchday integrations including artwork, cultural performances, and more will be on display at Heart Health Park. The Indomitable Club will also host a special youth soccer clinic for the children of Wilton Rancheria later this year.

To celebrate the start of the partnership, Republic FC and Sky River Casino will also host a watch party at 32 Brews Street Gastropub. “One of the casino’s unique dining destinations, 32 Brews is a premier sports bar offering wall-to-wall TVs and deluxe food and beverage offerings,” the casino notes.

The March 23rd watch party is free and open to any 21 and over. Throughout the season, fans will be able to watch every Republic FC match at 32 Brews, as well as enjoy signature menu items including a Republic FC cocktail.

Republic FC’s 11th campaign starts on Saturday, March 9th when the club hosts Orange County SC at Heart Health Park. The club is looking to build on a strong 2023 season that saw Republic FC finish on top of the Western Conference regular season table and earn several honors across the league.