San Diego officially has a football club, San Diego Football Club (San Diego FC for short) will join Major League Soccer (MLS for short). MLS it has awarded its 30th team to the city of San Diego, California.
San Diego FC will begin play in the MLS 2025 season.
Where Will San Diego MLS Team Play
San Diego’s new expansion club is contracted to play their home matches at Snapdragon Stadium — the 35,000-capacity venue already tested and proven to be a destination for the passionate soccer fans of the region. The MLS
club has a 20-year lease to play at Snapdragon through 2044.
San Diego FC OwnershipSan Diego’s MLS club
is owned by Mohamed Mansour
, an entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist with deep, global ties in the sport, and by the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. The Sycuan Tribe becomes the first Native American tribe to have an ownership stake in professional soccer in the United States. Also joining the investor group is six-time Major League Baseball All-Star and current member of the San Diego Padres, Manny Machado. Other SDFC
founding partners include Brad Termini, Co-founder, Zephyr Partners, Tom Vernon, Founder, Right to Dream and Dan Dickinson, Board Member, Right to Dream. Highly respected sports executive Tom Penn will serve as the club’s CEO
Now is the time to get your name on the Waiting List
for your best shot at scoring SDFC season tickets
Where does my $18 go?
The proceeds from paying your $18 deposit (another nod to the 18 communities) to be on the SDFC
Interest List will be directed towards supporting the San Diego Foundation
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Name of San Diego MLS Soccer Team
The team’s official name is San Diego Football Club
(San Diego FC).
MLS San Diego FC Logo & Colors
On September 7, the San Diego FC Twitter account (sandiegofc
) asked fans for inspiration
. The chosen colors and crest were leaked on October 19: chrome and azul, with a palette of yellow, orange and red. The San Diego MLS
soccer team logo was also revealed.
Read more about San Diego FC Colors & Logo.
San Diego FC Merch
Shirts, hats and other items with the new logo and branding are already on sale
You can follow San Diego FC on Instagram
San Diego FC Careers
A couple places to look if you want to work directly with San Diego FC or jobs in the field of soccer in San Diego:
International Stars in the MLS
The introduction of an MLS
team in San Diego brings the potential for fans to perhaps see football stars like Lionel Messi
(Inter Miami), Lorenzo Insigne
(Toronto FC), João Klauss
(St. Louis City SC),Hany Mukhtar
(Nashville SC), Sebastián Driussi
(Austin FC, Carlos Vela
) and Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández
(LA Galaxy) play in San Diego in the 2025 season
Current Cities in MLSEastern Conference
Atlanta United FC
Chicago Fire FC
New England Revolution
New York Red Bulls
NYCFC (New York City FC)
Orlando City SC
Inter Miami CF
Los Angeles FC
Minnesota United FC
Real Salt Lake
San Jose Earthquakes
Seattle Sounders FC
Sporting Kansas City
St. Louis City SC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Expansion – MLS commissioner Don Garber has talked about potential expansion into other markets (Phoenix, Sacramento, Detroit, Tampa Bay).
San Diego FC In The News
- September 8, 2023: Loyal president hired by San Diego’s MLS expansion team — Ricardo Campos, the Loyal’s first employee, will begin his executive vice president job with the MLS franchise on Sept. 18 — Read More…
- August 4, 2023: By the numbers: San Diego soccer fans say bring on the MLS
— Major League Soccer is coming to San Diego in 2025. Judging by attendance figures posted in recent international matchups at Snapdragon Stadium, the region appears ready to support what stands as the top domestic men’s professional league in North America.
— Read More…
- May 19, 2023: San Diego FC: Tory treasurers, tribal leaders and a $500m California dream
— Will MLS really stop at 30 clubs if Mohamed Mansour, the British-Egyptian billionaire and Conservative party treasurer, is willing to pay a $500m expansion fee for a club in San Diego?
— Read More…
- May 18, 2023: San Diego awarded 30th MLS team, will debut in 2025
— Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber announced Thursday that the city of San Diego has been handed an expansion franchise, thereby increasing the league to 30 teams. — Read More…
About the MLS
New to Major League Soccer? You are not alone. Here is a quick guide to the rules and unique features of MLS
Overwhelmed? Excited? Remember the first game is not until 2025. In the meantime, catch the US Women’s National Team at Snapdragon on October 29 / USWNT Tickets