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LAFC confirm stadium groundbreaking to take place Tuesday

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Get ready for shovels and dirt at the future home of the MLS side.

LAFC stadium rendering
LAFC moves one step closer to this being a reality next week.
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Los Angeles Football Club have announced they will be holding a groundbreaking ceremony for their stadium on Tuesday. Several owners, including Magic Johnson, Will Ferrell, Tony Robbins and Peter Guber, will be there, as will mayor Eric Garcetti, U.S. congresswoman Karen Bass and MLS commissioner Don Garber.

Team president Tom Penn will also be at the event, which will take place at 10 am and according to the club will be streamed via Facebook Live, and it will be the first public appearance of managing owners Peter Berg and Bennett Rosenthal since they were announced as taking on a larger role of the day-to-day operations of the club.

The stadium project, now pegged at a cost of $350 million, will take place on the site of the LA Sports Arena, which means the Sports Arena will have to be demolished before construction on the soccer-specific stadium begins. The 22,000-seat stadium is projected to open in 2018, although the team itself has given no specific timeline on when it will be ready. Expect that question to come up at the event.

And Angels on Parade will be at Tuesday’s groundbreaking event, so stay tuned for coverage of the happenings at the future home of LAFC.

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