The National Football League (NBA) has agreed that San Diego will become the 30th team participating in the tournament, to play its competitions in 2025 under the ownership of the American investor of Egyptian origin, Mohamed Lotfi Mansour.
San Diego has become the latest to join the American League of Lights, including St. Louis City, which competed in the tournament for the first time this year.
Competition Commissioner Don Garber said in a statement: For many years, we believed San Diego would be a fantastic market for the competition thanks to its young energy, great diversity and the fact that football is an essential part of many people’s daily lives.
He joins the Mansour Sekuan Band ownership group representing the Kumiai people, the first indigenous tribe to own a stake in the United States Professional Football League, according to the league.
Mansour, founder and chairman of London-based investment firm Man Capital, saw the partnership as an opportunity to “create a strong and lasting legacy for the city and the region.”