Partnership grants entitlement rights to “The Zebra Gate,” Q2 Stadium’s northeast gate entrance

Austin, Texas (April 23, 2021) –Austin FC announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Austin-based company The Zebra, becoming the first MLS club to attain a partnership with an insurance comparison website. The Zebra, Austin FC’s Official Insurance Comparison Site Partner,  has secured entitlement to the northeast gate of Q2 Stadium which will be supported by a variety of digital matchday activations and fan promotions throughout the 2021 season. 

“The Zebra is representative of Austin’s tech-forward culture and Austin’s successful track record of innovation,” commented Andy Loughnane, Austin FC President. “We are pleased to welcome yet another Austin-based partner to the fabric of the Club.” 

“The Zebra is an Austin company through and through,” said The Zebra CEO Keith Melnick. “We’ve got lots of local pride and are so proud to partner with Austin FC during their inaugural season. We’re fortunate to be in a position of growth to share in the excitement of supporting our hometown team now and in the years to come.”

The Zebra will become presenting partner of Austin FC’s annual match poster series, commemorating each regular-season Club home match where they will engage local artists to create match posters in their own creative aesthetic, interpreting the opponent match-up for each fixture. 

Coming off the heels of its Series D fundraise and over $1 billion valuation, The Zebra provides personalized coverage recommendations and access to unbiased, licensed insurance agents to make it easy for consumers to confidently choose the right level of coverage that suits their needs at every stage of life.

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About Austin FC

Austin FC joined Major League Soccer (MLS) as the 27th club in January 2019. Austin FC will officially begin play in 2021 in the new, 100% privately financed, $260 million, state-of-the-art Q2 Stadium in Austin. Austin FC operates Austin FC Academy, the fully funded developmental academy representing the highest level of competition for elite youth soccer players in Central Texas, while serving as the exclusive developmental pathway to MLS for the region’s most talented young players.

About The Zebra

The Zebra is the nation's leading, independent insurance comparison site. With its dynamic, real-time quote comparison tool, consumers can identify insurance companies with the coverage, service level, and pricing to suit their unique needs. The Zebra compares multiple insurance companies and provides agent support and educational resources to ensure consumers are equipped to make the most informed decisions about their home and auto insurance. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, The Zebra has sought to bring transparency and simplicity to insurance shopping since 2012 — it's "insurance in black and white."