Angel City FC continues to make moves that benefit its players, announcing Thursday that it has created the “ACFC Fan-Fueled Player Fund.”
As part of the program, the club will direct one percent of the net ticketing revenue from all of its regular season NWSL home games into the fund and divide the sum equally among its players. ACFC players will then drive ticket sales on their own social media channels in a marketing effort for the expansion club’s debut 2022 season in the NWSL.
.@weareangelcity has announced a “Fan Fueled Player Fund”: ➡️ 1% of ticket revenue from home games will be divided evenly among ACFC players➡️ With nearly 11K season tickets sold, each player is already est. to receive several thousand dollars pic.twitter.com/ZRoseRhgYR— Just Women’s Sports (@justwsports) October 21, 2021
.@weareangelcity has announced a “Fan Fueled Player Fund”: ➡️ 1% of ticket revenue from home games will be divided evenly among ACFC players➡️ With nearly 11K season tickets sold, each player is already est. to receive several thousand dollars pic.twitter.com/ZRoseRhgYR
“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,” said Julie Uhrman, Co-Founder and President of ACFC.
“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.”
Angel City has already sold over 11,000 season tickets, which it says is on par with or exceeds the season ticket sales of other pro teams in Los Angeles. With every premium seat already sold out, the team anticipates each rostered player to receive several thousand dollars on top of their base salary once the 2022 season is complete.