Buying a stake in a professional sports team is not available to most fans. But this does not mean that you cannot pay a portion of the player’s salary.
Angel City FC, the newest sports franchise in Southern California, says it will share 1% of net ticket sales from each NWSL home game and pay bonuses to every player on the team. Since Angel City, which will start playing next spring at Bank of California Stadium, has sold over 11,000 season tickets and sold out its premium seats, the team believes the Fan Players Fund could mean several thousand additional dollars for many. women in the registry.
“This foundation is essentially giving our fans the opportunity to work with us to make real change,” Angel City President and Co-Founder Julie Urman said in a statement. “We’re going to make sure every place counts in order to directly benefit each of our players.”
To be eligible for the bonus, Angel City players must participate in the program by supporting marketing initiatives on their social media platforms. Two-time world championship champion Kristen Press, who signed the team in August, is currently the only player in the squad. Her three-year contract is worth just over $ 700,000, making it the best deal in NWSL history.