Published Apr 11, 2018 at 6:34 PM | Updated at 1:59 PM PDT on May 11, 2018
One of the newest additions to the Los Angeles sporting landscape has its own stadium.
The Los Angeles Football Club, the 23rd team in Major League Soccer when it made its debut in 2018, has opened play at Banc of California Stadium located in Exposition Park. The project first broke ground in 2016.
The privately-funded, 22,000-seat, soccer-specific stadium will cost $350 million, according to LAFC Brand and Community Coordinator Ben Goldman, and will include a "safe standing" section for the club's supporters' group.
The stadium is as impressive as some of the club's star-studded ownership group, which includes the likes of actor Will Ferrell, former Unites States Women's National Team player Mia Hamm and former Lakers player and current President of Basketball Operations Earvin "Magic" Johnson.