Dennis Long

A major supporter of soccer in St. Louis and elsewhere through his leadership of the Anheuser-Busch company.

Long, who was a former player and coach, rose through the ranks to become president of Anheuser-Busch from 1977 to 1987.  As president, he developed Budweiser’s world-wide support for soccer and was chairman of the committee that built the St. Louis Soccer Park, a facility in suburban St. Louis that was a frequent site of U.S. national team games, including World Cup qualifiers, in the 1980s. He served as an advisor to the founders of both the North American Soccer League and the Major Indoor Soccer League.

Inducted in 1993.

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