ST. PAUL, Minn.- Minnesota Women’s Soccer, one of the USL W League’s founding members, today began the public sale of their community ownership shares. The club’s unique community ownership model allows supporters to buy shares of the club and become a partial owner of the first community-owned women’s soccer team in the United States.
“As part of the USL W League launch in June, Minnesota Women’s Soccer introduced their club philosophy of ‘For Community, By Community,’ and this has been the driving force in their operations every day since,” said Betsy Haugh, USL W League Director of Operations. “We’re excited for them to begin this next chapter in the club’s young history and welcome the Minnesota community into the club and the league.”
Community ownership shares are $100 each, with investment levels up to $10,000 offering exclusive perks for investors. All community owners will have a vote on the club’s name and logo during its ongoing branding process. Additionally, the community owners will elect two representatives to the Board of Directors, representing two of the seven members of the club’s board.
“We are excited to have true community participation in key decisions and the future of the team,” said Andrea Yoch, President & Co-Founder of Minnesota Women’s Soccer. “Together we will create even more opportunities for women in sports on and off the field.”
Founded in 2020, Minnesota Women’s Soccer was built by a group of local Minnesotans with the mission of bringing community-driven soccer to the Twin Cities. The club will begin competition in 2022 as part of the USL W League’s inaugural season.