Sports and Recreation
Sacramento Republic FC exists to make the Sacramento region into the most inspiring, energetic and rewarding place to live, work and play. Through the world’s game, the club provides exciting, energetic and inclusive experiences to foster an indomitable movement including their efforts to procure MLS rights and a soccer-specific stadium in downtown Sacramento.
The club was founded in 2012 by co-founders Warren Smith and Joe Wagoner and played its first match on April 26, 2014 in front of a sold out crowd of 20,231 at Hughes Stadium. The current home of Republic FC is Papa Murphy's Park, located on the grounds of Cal Expo, and built by the club in June 2014.
On the pitch, Sacramento Republic FC are the 2014 USL Champions and the 2016 Western Conference Regular Season Champions. Off the pitch, the club has led USL in nearly every attendance and revenue category. The club has been named ''Sacramento's Best Team'' by SN&R readers since its inaugural season in 2014 along with numerous other awards for its service to the community.
On May 15, 2017, Kevin Nagle and Warren Smith announced the formal acquisition of Sacramento Republic FC by Sac Soccer & Entertainment Holdings, LLC.