A group of passionate Oakland natives got together to bring grassroots semi-professional soccer to Oakland.
Connection with highly successful club startup expert, Peter Wilt, shifted the idea to a professional team for Oakland.
Extensive community engagement around the vision of a community-based pro team built by Oakland, for Oakland.
Spring | summer 2017
Engagement with multiple professional lower division soccer leagues to determine the best fit for Oakland.
Continued vision development and refinement to further elevate the project to a “soccer for social good” model.
Continued development with additions made to our investment group. Kickoff event held at Clifbar HQ launching the project as a community based initiative.
Public release of Oakland Roots Sports Club.
Release of Oakland Roots club crest and announcement as a founding member of the Founders Cup and National Premier Soccer League.