Sky River Casino, Sacramento Republic FC Announce New Partnership

Sky River Republic FC
L-R: Raquel Williams, Wilton Rancheria Vice Chairwoman; Donald Brown Jr., Wilton Rancheria Tribal Councilmember; Kevin Singh, Wilton Rancheria Tribal Councilmember; Kevin Nagle, Republic FC Chairman & Chief Executive Officer; Antonio Ruiz, Wilton Rancheria Tribal Councilmember; Jesus Tarango, Wilton Rancheria Chairman; and Jerome “Jay” Williams, Wilton Rancheria Tribal Councilmember.

SACRAMENTO, CA – Sky River Casino and Republic FC have announced a new three-year partnership. Sky River will now become Republic FC’s exclusive casino and gaming partner, and will be featured throughout Heart Health Park and on match broadcasts. The two partners will also use their shared platform to recognize the Wilton Rancheria Tribe and the Indigenous people who have called Sacramento home for thousands of years.

“Supporting and developing our community in thoughtful ways is at the core of our club values,” said Dustin Vicari, Republic FC Chief Revenue Officer. “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.”

Beginning this season, Republic FC fans and VIP guests will get a glimpse into Club Sky Presented by Sky River Casino, the club’s premiere hospitality experience on matchday. South endline and field-side seats provide excellent views, closer to the game than any other seats. 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.

“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.”

The citizens of Wilton Rancheria are Indigenous to territory within Sacramento County and are descendants of Miwok-speaking tribes. Wilton Rancheria is the only federally recognized tribe in Sacramento County, regaining its status in 2009, 45 years after termination by the federal government. Since it opened in August 2022, Sky River Casino has enjoyed tremendous success, with expansion plans in the works.