Oakland Roots Teams with Bladium Sports & Fitness Club Alameda as Official Partner

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Oakland, Calif. (May 7, 2019) – Oakland Roots have teamed up with Bladium Sports & Fitness Club Alameda as an Official Partner.

Among the highlights of the partnership is an open soccer tournament and fan festival to be hosted by Bladium prior to the start of Roots’ season. Roots will also have access to Bladium as a first team practice venue, and both players and coaching staff will be integrated into the Bladium community as members.

“Bladium and Roots share a common goal of growing our community through soccer, and we are thrilled to partner with them,” said Roots President Benno Nagel. “Bladium has been a staple in the East Bay soccer scene since they opened in 1995, and I think this is a win-win for both fans and our first team, alike. We're excited to create a clubhouse atmosphere for Roots at Bladium. This will include our pro team actually operating out of the site for select practices as well as having our players and staff as Bladium members.”

"As a well-established destination for soccer in the Bay Area, Bladium Sports & Fitness is proud to partner with Oakland Roots to not only advance the game of soccer in the East Bay, but to positively impact the entire community," said Bladium Sports & Fitness Alameda General Manager Chris Tabarez.

Bladium Sports & Fitness has three indoor fields in addition to two outdoor fields. Located adjacent to what used to be Naval Air Station Alameda, the facility is already popular amongst a number of youth clubs from across the East Bay.

About Oakland Roots

More than just a club, more than just a game. Oakland Roots Sports Club seeks to harness the magic of Oakland and the beautiful game of soccer as a force for social good. Whether on the pitch, in the stands or within the community, Oakland Roots will represent our one-of-a-kind city with passion, pride, and commitment to all things Oakland. Player by player. Supporter by supporter. Resident by resident. One day at a time. One game at a time. This is about Oakland first, always.

About Bladium

Brad Shook and David Walsh started the first Bladium location in 1995 with a passion for sports and a desire to provide a place for active families to thrive. They currently operate facilities in California and Colorado. At Bladium, we embrace the idea that diversity is the secret to member satisfaction. Which is why Bladium offers so many fitness options and sports programs. Bladium encourages members to participate in a mix of activities to keep things interesting and fun. We’re committed to improving our programs to help our members reach their specific goals. Most of all, we want everyone to enjoy each and every visit.