Angel City has already sold over 11,000 season tickets, which is on par with or exceeds several pro teams in Los Angeles. Additionally, ACFC sold out of every premium seat and did so in three days. Therefore, based on the current level of ticket sales, the team estimates that each player that opts in will receive an additional several thousand dollars upon the completion of the inaugural 2022 season.
“Every pillar of Angel City is steeped in our purpose to create higher expectations on and off the field, and that includes using our platform to drive support of women’s sports and player compensation. This fund essentially gives our fans the power to effect real change alongside us. Not only is Angel City going to create an incredible atmosphere for our fans and build an exciting, diverse, and exceptional team, but we are going to make every seat count to benefit each of our players directly. We hope to see other teams across all sports consider adopting the model, especially in women’s sports.” said Julie Uhrman, Co-Founder and President of ACFC.
HOW IT WORKS: One percent of the net ticketing revenue from all of Angel City’s home regular season NWSL games will be divided equally amongst each player on the ACFC roster who opts in and supports marketing initiatives to drive ticket sales on their own social media channels, utilizing their name and likeness. This program falls within the National Women’s Soccer League guidelines.
ABOUT ANGEL CITY FOOTBALL CLUB
Angel City Football Club (ACFC), the 11th member of the National Women’s Soccer League, will take the pitch in Spring 2022 and call Banc of California Stadium in downtown Los Angeles their home. Academy Award-winning actress and activist Natalie Portman, technology venture capitalist Kara Nortman, media and gaming entrepreneur Julie Uhrman, and venture capitalist, 776 founder and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian founded ACFC. Freya Coombe will lead the team as the first-ever head coach and U.S. Women’s National Team star, and LA-native Christen Press is the team’s first signing.