Home of NFL’s Chargers, MLS’ Galaxy to change name in 2019
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The home stadium of the NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers and Major League Soccer’s LA Galaxy will change its name in 2019.
StubHub Center will become Dignity Health Sports Park on Jan. 1, owner AEG announced Thursday.
The two-stadium sports complex is centered on a 27,000-seat stadium that has been the home of the five-time MLS champion Galaxy since 2003. The Chargers are finishing their second of three seasons with the stadium as their temporary home after relocating north from San Diego.
The 125-acre complex includes an 8,000-seat tennis stadium that is much better known as an open-air boxing venue, along with a velodrome and training centers for the U.S. Soccer Federation and the United States Tennis Association.
The Chargers will move into a multibillion-dollar stadium complex being built in Inglewood by Rams owner Stan Kroenke in 2020, but the Carson stadium will continue to host professional football as the home of Los Angeles’ team in the revamped XFL, which begins play that year.
The stadium complex was built by sports conglomerate AEG, which also owns the Galaxy. The complex opened as Home Depot Center in 2003 and changed its name to StubHub Center in 2013.
Dignity Health is a multistate health care network with headquarters in San Francisco.