The new professional women's soccer team Bay FC announced this summer that it will play its inaugural season's home matches at PayPal Park in San Jose.
The team, founded by former U.S. Women's National Team players Brandi Chastain, Leslie Osborne, Danielle Slaton and Aly Wagner, announced in April it was joining the National Women's Soccer League starting in 2024.
The stadium announcement on July 21 said the team will also be investing more than $3 million in a facility adjacent to PayPal Park, where the San Jose Earthquakes Major League Soccer men's team has played since it opened in 2015.
"PayPal Park is a perfect place to start this journey for Bay FC -- a team that has truly been a dream and many years in the making right here in the Bay Area," Wagner said in a statement. "This has been one of the top U.S. stadiums for our women's national team to play in and will be a great atmosphere for our very first Bay FC footballers to step into and play before an energized, passionate and intelligent fan base ready to be entertained."
The investor group behind Bay FC is also planning on a training venue at a location yet to be announced, and said the team plans to play exhibition matches and hold workouts around the Bay Area and elsewhere in Northern California.
More information about the team can be found at its website at https://bayfc.com.