Press Kit

About Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC):


The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) is the newest MLS soccer club serving the greater Los Angeles area. Its ownership group is comprised of local leaders and innovators of industry with intellectual capital, financial prowess, operations expertise and success in the fields of entertainment, sports, technology, and media.


The LAFC ownership group is dedicated to building a world-class soccer club that represents the diversity of Los Angeles and commitment to delivering an unrivaled experience for fans. Banc of California Stadium will be the first, new open-air stadium in LA since 1962 and boasts a 22,000-seat capacity.


Banc of California Stadium Renderings:

LAFC Aerial
LAFC Northeast
LAFC Northwest
LAFC Plaza
LAFC from 110 Freeway
LAFC Northside
LAFC Northeast (2)
LAFC Field Level


Sunset Club (1) | Sunset Club (2)
Founders Club (1) | Founders Club (2)
Field Level Club (1) | Field Level Club (2)


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LAFC in the News:

1/31/2017 – Los Angeles Daily News – LAFC begins reaching out to fans

1/30/2017 – MLS Soccer – LAFC fans stamp their names on club’s foundation at stadium event

1/28/2017 – MLS Soccer – LAFC welcomes fans, supporters’ groups to stadium site at “Foundation Event”

1/27/2017 – MLS Soccer – LAFC name former MLS executive Will Kuntz vice president, assistant GM

1/26/2017 – Univision Deportes – ¿Qué pasó con la barra del extinto Chivas USA? Grupo de aficionados se alista para apoyar al LAFC en 2018

1/25/2017 – MLS Soccer – Who are LAFC? Portraits of the supporters’ groups so far

1/23/2017 – Yahoo Finance – Delta, Aeromexico named official airline partners of Los Angeles Football Club

1/23/2017 – Hoy – Los Angeles Football Club ya tiene socio mexicano

1/16/2017 – MLS Soccer – LAFC’s John Thorrington updates on coach & GM searches, player recruitment

1/14/2017 – Los Angeles Times – Debut is 14 months away, but LAFC already working on being ‘the best’

1/12/2017 – USL Soccer – Orange County Unveils Pause as Head Coach

12/30/2016 – FOX Sports – LAFC unveils new renderings for a better look at upcoming stadium

12/29/2016- MLS Soccer – Los Angeles FC release new renderings for Banc of California Stadium

12/7/2016 – Los Angeles Times – Los Angeles Football Club reaches player-development deal with OC Blues

12/7/2016 – Soccer Nation – LAFC announce partnership with Orange County Blues

12/7/2016 – MLS Soccer – LAFC announce multi-year partnership with USL club Orange County Blues

11/15/2016 – MLS Soccer – LAFC’s ambitious DP wish list part of the fun so far

11/14/2016 – ESPN FC – LAFC chasing players of ‘global stature’ in time for 2018 MLS start

11/14/2016 – MLS Soccer – Tom Penn: LAFC hoping to sign DPs of “global stature” in summer 2017

11/9/2016 – MLS Soccer – How LAFC supporters’ groups are influencing the team’s new stadium design

11/8/2016 – MLS Soccer – Castillo: LAFC’s new stadium progress looks promising

11/3/2016 – Los Angeles Times – L.A. Football Club’s stadium is under construction and ticket deposits are being taken

10/14/2016 – Sports Illustrated – IBM announces first MLS partnership with Los Angeles Football Club

9/4/2016 – MLS Soccer – LAFC, LA Galaxy meet for the first time at academy level – who took the win?

8/23/2016 – Los Angeles Times – Banc of California snags naming rights for L.A. Football Club soccer stadium

8/23/2016 – MLS Soccer – LAFC announce stadium naming-rights deal with Banc of California

8/23/2016 – ESPN FC – Magic Johnson and Will Ferrell help LAFC break ground on new stadium

8/17/2016 – CBS Los Angeles – Los Angeles Football Club to Break Ground on Exposition Park Stadium

7/30/2016 – MLS Soccer – LAFC’s Will Ferrell: Here’s how I became an owner of an MLS expansion team

6/3/2016 – MLS Soccer – Destination LAFC: Metro Expo Line to planned stadium opens

5/8/2016 – Sports Illustrated – LAFC granted final approval to build its MLS stadium

5/8/2016 – ESPNFC – City Council approves plans for new Los Angeles soccer venue

5/8/2016 – MLS Soccer – LAFC releases new renderings after key stadium approval

3/24/2016 – SoccerBible – LAFC’s Hats & Scarves

3/24/2016 – MLS Soccer – LAFC’s John Thorrington focused on academy, building toward USL, MLS

3/7/2016 – Los Angeles Times – Los Angeles Football Club, which joins MLS in 2018, looks to develop players at its youth academy

2/16/2016 – ESPNFC – Will Ferrell talks LAFC on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

1/26/2016 – SoccerBible – LAFC | The Vision & Journey

1/9/2016 – MLS Soccer – LAFC Fans Excited About Logo at Launch Party, Get Hands on Merchandise

1/8/2016 – ESPN FC – LAFC gets its wings as ambitious MLS upstart plots next moves

1/7/2016 – ESPN FC – Will Ferrell joins LAFC as part-owner as new MLS team unveils logo and colors

1/7/2016 – BeIn Sports – LAFC Brand Hits All Right Notes Ahead of New MLS Team’s Next Moves

1/7/2016 – Soccer Nation – Baseball Star Nomar Garciaparra Still Fulfilling Dreams, Now With LAFC

1/7/2016 – Inside World Football – LA’s New MLS Franchise Shows Its New Colours and Celebrity Owners

1/7/2016 – Sport360 – Los Angeles FC have a lot going for them with both star backing and sporting knowledge

1/7/2016 – SportsProMedia – LAFC Announce Will Ferrell and Brandon Beck as Part-owners

1/7/2016 – USA Today – MLS Expansion LAFC Picks Black and Gold, Unveils Wing Crest

1/7/2016 – MLS Soccer – After Revealing Crest and Colors, LAFC Hard at Work on Stadium and Academy 

1/7/2016 – Univision – Conoce el escudo y logo de LAFC 

12/18/2015 – MLS Soccer – LAFC exec John Thorrington sets out ambitious expansion agenda: “It is our mission to unite LA around soccer”

12/10/2015 – The Guardian – Angel investors: a culture takes form as Los Angeles FC’s 2018 debut approaches

12/8/2015 – ESPN – John Thorrington announcement on SportsCenter

12/8/2015 – Sports Illustrated – LAFC hires John Thorrington as vice president of soccer operations

12/8/2015 – MLS Soccer – LAFC introduces former MLSer John Thorrington as executive VP of soccer operations

10/30/2015 – MLS Soccer – LAFC President and Co-owner Tom Penn Reflects on the Club’s First Year

9/14/2015 – Los Angeles Times – Marketing to Millennials, Los Angeles Football Club Looking to Stand Apart

5/17/2015 – Los Angeles Times – Expansion L.A. Soccer Team Plans New Stadium on Sports Arena Site

4/10/2015 – MLS Soccer – Stadium Hunt Remains Top Priority for LAFC, says President Tom Penn at Fan Roundtable

4/4/2015 – Los Angeles Times – New L.A. Soccer Club Would be Wise to Sign Javier Hernandez

3/18/2015 -Los Angeles Times – Los Angeles Football Club’s Stadium Focus Firmly on Sports Arena Site

2/21/2015 – Los Angeles Times – Sports Arena Site Apparent Front-Runner for Home of New MLS Team

11/07/2014 – Sports Illustrated – The Inside Story of How New MLS Team LAFC Went From Dream to Reality

10/31/2014 – MLS Soccer – Los Angeles Football Club Owners Excited for the “Drama” of Rivalry with LA Galaxy

10/30/2014 – MLS Soccer – New Los Angeles Team Wastes No Time Making its Presence Seen, Heard Around the City

10/30/2014 – Sports Illustrated – MLS unveils Chivas USA Replacement in LA with Star-Studded Ownership

10/30/2014 – MLS Soccer – “Diverse, talented, and smart” Ownership Group Key to LAFC’s Future Success

10/30/2014 – MLS Soccer – Major League Soccer Awards New Team to Los Angeles