To welcome the City's newest soccer team and celebrate the completion of the Banc of California Stadium Council District 9 Councilman Curren Price joined the City to declare April 27, 2018 as Los Angeles Football Club Day in the City of Los Angeles.
The Banc of California Stadium, built in Council District 9 and dubbed the "cathedral of soccer", is the first open-air stadium built in the heart of LA since 1962 and boasts a 22,000-seat capacity. "The value extends beyond sports and entertainment, shops and restaurants. It triggered investments in and around Expo Park and changed the lives of local residents who obtained employment through this development. This is not just a stadium, but an economic engine that is also helping minority- and women-owned businesses in the area"
The Los Angeles Football Club ended up winning its first home match in the stadium on April 29th, 2018 beating the Seattle Sounders FC, 1-0. Visit https://www.lafc.com/ for more information about the team and details on how you can attend their next home game!