Los Angeles Football Club have been showing off their LAFC Experience Center in recent weeks, and after a profile in the LA Daily News/Daily Breeze, there is a new update in the number of season ticket deposits made for Banc of California Stadium.
LAFC president Tom Penn told Damian Calhoun during a tour of the Experience Center this week that the club, set to begin play in 2018, have 14,000 Originals, or people who have made season ticket deposits. The estimated capacity of Banc of California Stadium will be 22,000.
That means if all of those season ticket deposits are converted into actual season tickets, nearly two-thirds of the stadium will be filled with season-ticket holders. It’s unclear what LAFC’s season ticket cap will be, as standard practice is to keep at least some tickets open for smaller ticket plans and single ticket sales, but a season ticket waiting list might be in LAFC’s future. That is, again, assuming the 14,000 Originals actually convert their deposits into season tickets, since they are not the same thing.
Last July, LAFC owner Henry Nguyen said the team had 7,000 deposits, and the goal was 15,000. I’m not sure if that’s a cap or just a target, but they appear to be on their way to reaching that.
At any rate, it appears fan interest in LAFC is healthy, and is a positive sign heading into the final countdown before the head coach is hired and players start getting signed. Only 13 months before first kick in MLS!
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