Oakland Roots partners with highly successful Oakland sports bar, Athletic Club Oakland, to grow the beautiful game in The Town

Oakland Roots has an official sports bar! Oakland Roots is thrilled to announce a partnership with Athletic Club Oakland which among many things, will now give a home to Roots fans, players and staff to unite and celebrate soccer.  Athletic Club Oakland, launched in 2018 and co-owned by Miles Palliser and Ezra Berman, has quickly established itself as the go to venue for watching sports in Oakland.  The bar boasts an impressive 40 flat screen TV’s (37 TV’s and 3 large screen projectors) and is equipped to broadcast multiple games for differing sports simultaneously through its state or the art sound projection system.  “Any proper club has to have a proper bar to come together and celebrate their team,” said Club President and Director of Soccer, Benno Nagel.  “Athletic Club Oakland is the perfect venue for what we’re looking for.  They have a high quality venue, with an amazing assortment of drink options as well as top food options and just an overall cool factor that you can’t really explain until you step foot in the place and take in the awesomeness of what they’ve built.  And fortunately for us, they recognized and passionately shared in the larger vision for what we’re trying to build in Oakland through professional soccer.”

Through linking up, Athletic Club Oakland will play host to various club events and community activities for Oakland Roots, including the possibility to collaborate on fundraising activities with community partners through events and drink specials offered at AC Oakland.  “And obviously,” said Nagel, “for any proper match day, fans want to be able to grab a drink.  So we’re also looking at how we can bring AC Oakland to our home games to operate the sale of adult beverages and provide our supporters with a true sporting experience. We’re still working through different venue options and won’t be able to release further details on this until we have them.  But in Athletic Club Oakland, we have a partner who is committed to sport, committed to soccer and committed to providing sports and soccer fans here in Oakland with a quality experience whether at their venue or at any game day environment or community based event we would host together.”

You can visit Athletic Club Oakland at 59 Grand Ave, Uptown, Oakland, 94612.  You can also visit their website at www.theacoakland.com

About Oakland Roots:

The Oakland Roots are a recently launched sports club in Oakland committed to bringing professional soccer to the Town.  More than just a club, more than just soccer.  Oakland Roots Sports Club, referred to as "Oakland Roots" seeks to harness the magic of Oakland and the beautiful game of soccer as a force for social good.  Whether on the field, in the stands or within the community, Oakland Roots will represent our wonderful city with passion, pride and commitment to all things Oakland. Player by player, fan by fan, resident by resident.  One day at a time, one game at a time; this is about Oakland first, always.  

For the Fall of 2018, Oakland Roots has entered its reserve side, Oakland Leopards, into the Fall Qualifying Rounds of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.  Stay tuned about our brand and club launch this and follow us online at www.oaklandrootssc.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter.