LA Galaxy, AEG and the Los Angeles Chargers are investing heavily to improve facilities and the fan experience at StubHub Center in advance of the 2017 Major League Soccer (MLS) and 2017 National Football League (NFL) seasons.
Highlighting the multi-faceted enhancements to StubHub Center, which now total over $35 million since 2013, will be a new 20ft by 52ft video board on the stadium’s south side, suite renovations throughout the stadium, locker room renovations, club seating upgrades and state-of-the-art LED ribbon boards, among others.
Construction at StubHub Center has already begun and will not affect LA Galaxy game days.
Dan Beckerman, President and CEO of AEG, said:
A key element of our philosophy is to continually re-invest in our properties around the world to enhance the fan experience at our facilities. These additional improvements cement StubHub Center as a top, versatile and cutting-edge venue in North America.
AEG and the LA Galaxy have worked closely with the Chargers to enhance an already world-class experience and atmosphere at StubHub Center by implementing multi-faceted improvements. This investment will greatly benefit our fans, athletes and partners.
As part of improvements to the fan experience at StubHub Center the new LED video board will complement the north side’s GalaxyTV, a 5,100ft2 LED screen which is the largest in Major League Soccer (MLS) and rivals most NFL stadium video boards.
There will also be upgraded club seating in sections 110-112, located at midfield, and additional upgrades to the suites throughout StubHub Center.
In the upper sideline sections, new tip-up seats will be installed to replace the bleacher row seating. State-of-the-art LED ribbon boards will also be installed throughout the stadium.
Last year, StubHub Center became the first soccer-specific stadium in MLS to illuminate its field using high-efficiency LED sports lights.
The new, upgraded lights use over 60% less energy than the lighting array it replaces and offer enhanced viewing for fans in stadium and through broadcast.
Since 2013, the LA Galaxy have now invested over $35 million into StubHub Center, including the implementation of the LED video board, the addition of the all-inclusive premium club Jim Beam’s Champion Lounge and upgrades to the American Express Stadium Club.
The LA Galaxy have also created new and dedicated locker rooms to house the LA Galaxy, LA Galaxy II and LA Galaxy Academy teams at StubHub Center, making the club the only in the United States that offers use of the same location and facilities for players from the youth level to the ranks of the professional first team.
StubHub Center, the first state-of-the-art soccer-specific stadium and training facility in MLS, has served as host for some of the biggest soccer matches in the region since it opened in 2003, including MLS Cups in 2011, 2012 and 2014, all of which were won by the Galaxy.
Managed by AEG Facilities, StubHub Center, a privately-financed facility was developed by AEG on a 125-acre site on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) in Carson, California. StubHub Center also features an 8,000-seat tennis stadium, a 2,000-seat facility for track & field and a 2,450-seat indoor Velodrome – the VELO Sports Center – for track cycling.
StubHub Center is also home of the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) High Performance Training Center, the national team training headquarters for the US Soccer Federation (USSF) and EXOS, an international training centre for elite and professional athletes.
In January, it was announced that StubHub Center will serve as the temporary home of the Chargers, who have relocated to Los Angeles, for the upcoming 2017 NFL season.