A year and a half ago, my District was presented with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: to be the home of the next Major League Soccer franchise.
In its inaugural season, the LAFC has electrified Angelenos from all walks of life, giving them a purpose to root for something bigger than all of us. It has fostered community identity and pride; and strengthened the cross cultural tapestry that makes this City the greatest in the world!
Since 2016, South LA is a buzz about what it would mean to have the sport in our backyard and the significance of this $350 million stadium--dubbed the cathedral of soccer. 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!
LAFC: This is your day and our way of saying, “Welcome to your new home!”