With each passing day LAFC inches closer to its debut season. All 15-thousand plus originals get even more hyped as more revelations from their new club continue to wow them.
The Los Angeles Football Club will fork out $30-million to renovate the facilities at California State University of Los Angeles to create a state-of-the-art training complex for its new club. The partnership was approved on Wednesday and will include new training grounds, locker rooms, sports medicine facilities and will house LAFC’s staff and youth academy personnel.
“Cal State LA is the perfect home for our team, and this plan affirms our commitment to building our future with the youth of Los Angeles,” said LAFC Club President and Owner Tom Penn. “We look forward to developing world class players and talent for decades to come at Cal State LA, which has a history of elevating the communities it serves.”
Aside from the new training digs, LAFC’s partnership will include opportunities for Cal State students to work with the club itself to further enhance their educational needs with internships and hands-on experience in their respective fields.
The project will be designed by the same group that created the blueprint for Banc of California Stadium which will be nothing short of amazing.
“This training facility is unparalleled and uniquely Los Angeles,” said LAFC General Manager and EVP of Soccer Operations John Thorrington. “The building itself incorporates innovative indoor-outdoor spaces and is unlike anything I’ve seen the world over. Any player will love to train at this world class facility. The central location is ideal for our Academy programming, and our ownership’s investment enables us to align our soccer operation from LAFC’s MLS team to our Academy.”
This is just another step from LAFC to build something special that is set to revolutionize the MLS with its out-of-box thinking and creative ways to connect with the city and its fans. The plans are slowly falling into place for the ambitious club with their new stadium under construction, a new support group section called the 3252 and now a sweet training facility in the works.
2018 cannot come any sooner for the Black and Gold.