We’ll see an Angel City FC revenue share for 2022, as the NWSL team will create the “ACFC Fan-Fueled Player Fund” and set aside 1 percent of net ticketing revenue to share with players.
Proceeds from the fund will be divided equally amongst each participating player on ACFC’s roster. Players must opt into the program and promise to support marketing initiatives that drive ticket sales on their own social media channels, utilizing their name and likeness. The Angel City FC revenue share program falls within the National Women’s Soccer League guidelines.
The NWSL team is off to a strong start. Angel City has already sold over 11,000 season tickets, and also sold out of premium seat inventory in just 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,” said Julie Uhrman, Co-Founder and President of ACFC, via press release. “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.”