2017 will the San Francisco City Football Club’s second season in the Premier Development League (PDL), as they chart a hopeful course towards professional expansion. Today they kicked off their 2017 membership campaign.

The club is unique amongst Bay Area teams, and most U.S. soccer clubs, in that SF City is 51% supporter-owned. This model, while popular abroad, is extremely rare in the United States in any sport.

They took inspiration from Germany where fan ownership of teams, is the rule, and members hold at least a 51% stake in the club as a non-profit, democratic entity, while investors can own not more than 49%.

Membership allows fans to not only become a part owner, and gives you entry to matches, but lets members participate in regular social and community events. As Charles Wollin, City’s Director of Media & Broadcasting told us, “Our fans have a real voice in our club. This year we expanded our non-profit board of directors from 7 to 9 members”.

The club is also determined to make their sports experience affordable to fans in the Bay Area. To this end, memberships start as low as $40 and a family membership plan with 4 tickets to every home match is just $125.00. All memberships come a team scarf and club pin, and fans that join before December 31st will receive a gift card to the SF City team store.


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