Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson announced Thursday night that 49ers CEO and owner Jed York will be investing in the Sacramento Republic FC.
York was in attendance for Johnson's State of the City address.
The city is pushing hard for Major League Soccer to select the Republic FC as an expansion team. Johnson's announcement came just one day after the Sacramento Kings said the team's front office would also be investing in the soccer club.
Should the Republic land an MLS expansion, a new soccer stadium is slated for construction in the downtown Sacramento rail yards.