An owner group comprised of players will begin evaluating local interest and potential community support for the Bay Area Women’s National Football League team over the next few months.
Eli Wagner, Brandi Chastain, Leslie Osborne and Daniel Slaton, all former Santa Clara players with extensive professional and international football experience, are leading the effort, which began two years ago. San Francisco investor David Aufhauser will serve as acting president in a bid to bring the NWSL team to the Bay Area. No one in the organization will disclose other investors or financial details. A source told The Chronicle that other Bay Area professional sports teams could also be involved in terms of social support.