Apparently nothing is final, but there is a group seeking to bring a new NASL team, the San Francisco Deltas, to Kezar Stadium for the 2017 season.
There’s been no official announcement from the NASL and no official lease at the former home of the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders, but the team took to social media and email on Super Bowl weekend (perhaps not the smartest of timings) to announce their presence, as well as a logo and branding:
This Sunday the #SFDeltas invaded Market St. Watch the video here: https://t.co/hTdXoh4sPR pic.twitter.com/s0GLj9bV8e
— San Francisco Deltas (@sfdeltas) February 3, 2016
Kezar Stadium opened in 1925 but was downsized to a current 10,000-fan capacity in 1989. It features a main grandstand, a regulation-sized track and seats repurposed from Candlestick Park. It would require a little love to serve as a pro-soccer venue, although it has hosted pro exhibitions in the past.
Currently there is no NASL outpost on the West Coast, but there’s talk of teams in Orange County and San Diego in addition to the potential San Francisco Deltas team.
Photo of Seattle Sounders vs. San Jose Earthquakes at Kezar Stadium used under Creative Commons license via flickr.com.