The top professional soccer league in the United States Sacramento and the Republic FC team would be the 29th MLS franchise. The team could start playing in 2022.
"We didn't give up," fan Spencer Busick said outside the announcement. "The front office, the fans, everybody, we never gave up. It shows the power of our community."
Here's how the day looked in photos, starting with the announcement at The Bank restaurant in the morning, and continuing at a celebratory block party that evening.