LAFC to open inaugural season on March 4 in Seattle
The Los Angeles Football Club has an official start date!
The club will kick off its inaugural 2018 season on Sunday March 4 in Seattle vs. the Sounders, the franchise announced on Tuesday.
The complete regular-season schedule, along with the TV info, will be announced in January.
The first match in #LAFC history.
— LAFC (@LAFC) December 19, 2017
Banc of California Stadium will officially open on Sunday, April 29 for a 6p matchup, also vs. Seattle.
“Banc of California Stadium is an unprecedented success story,” LAFC Owner and President Tom Penn said in a statement. “Our stadium will provide one of the best fan experiences in the world, and I am grateful to everyone who is helping us open the stadium nearly a month ahead of schedule and on-budget, guaranteeing we play every home match at Banc of California Stadium.
“I cannot wait to see and feel the electric atmosphere at Banc of California Stadium on April 29. There will not be a sports experience like this in Los Angeles.”
The $350 million Banc of California Stadium is a state of the art, world-class venue located in Exposition Park. It is the first open-air stadium built in the city in over 30 years, and will have an intimate atmosphere with the steepest seating bowl in MLS (34 degrees), seats only 12-feet away from the touchline and an 86,000-square foot field of natural Bermuda grass.