LAFC Announcing New Soccer Specific Stadium In South Los Angeles

May 18, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Artist rendering of the Los Angeles Football Club proposed 22,000 seat soccer stadium at the site of the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Tuesday Morning on The View From Avalon, your Los Angeles Galaxy news site on the FanSided Network. Los Angeles FC, or LAFC, will be our designated in-city rival in 2018. This week, the club has made plans to create a 22,000-seat stadium in South Los Angeles at the site of the old, dilapidated Los Angeles Sports Arena.

“We are committed to making our home in South Los Angeles and to be part of the phenomenal development happening along the Figueroa corridor that extends to downtown Los Angeles,” said Henry Nguyen, head of LAFC’s ownership group.

“Los Angeles is a city famed for its creativity and innovation,” said Peter Guber, LAFC’s executive chairman. “In that tradition we look forward to building a premier club, in a state-of-the-art stadium delivering a state-of-the-heart experience, and bringing the world’s game to the City of Angels.”

“We are not only committed to creating a dynamic soccer experience for our fans, but are equally excited about the impact our stadium and facilities will have in reshaping and revitalizing South Los Angeles,” said another famous co-owner, Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

Los Angeles loves soccer and now the greatest sports town in America gets even better,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “I know this ownership group is committed to representing the best our city has to offer. And I’m especially pleased that this proposed state-of-the-art stadium will be located in South Los Angeles to help revive that neighborhood and bring more jobs and opportunity for our residents.”

This project is a tremendous gain for our community that will bring lasting benefits for our local economy including adding thousands of new local jobs and spurring new economic development opportunities for the district I represent – and all of Los Angeles,” said Councilman Curren Price.

“The proposed sports complex will not only promote the same excitement in our diverse city, but also bring an infusion of private investment to South LA,” added L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson.

“The new stadium will be absolutely spectacular,” said MLS Commissioner Don Garber. “Los Angeles Football Club fans deserve a world-class stadium, and this facility will provide the appropriate environment for them to celebrate their club.”

The View From Avalon, if we’re still rolling in 2018 (which we should because we are FanSided’s LA Galaxy site, period), will be checking out this brand-spanking new facility in the coming months ahead.

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