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MLS Commissioner Don Garber, left, and Liga MX Executive President Mikel Arriola reveal a scarf for the 2021 MLS All-Star Game that will be played in August at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy Major League Soccer

MLS, Liga MX All-Stars To Meet in 2021 All-Star Game

Major League Soccer and Mexico’s Liga MX, leagues that have grown increasingly close in the past few years, will continue that relationship by having the 2021 MLS All-Star Game be a matchup of all-star teams between the two leagues for the first time after plans for a 2020 matchup were canceled by the pandemic. The […]

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Future of Sports Venues: Where Hospitality Meets the Fan Experience

The sports industry has undergone a major transformation and with the increased desire and development of sports venues in the United States, there is a strong need for owners and operators to diversify and elevate offerings. A key differentiator in venue design has been to integrate hospitality design strategies that attract new audiences and enable […]

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Built for LAFC, the newly opened Banc of California Stadium will also be one of many venues used during the 2028 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of Major League Soccer

LAFC Stadium Naming Rights Deal Restructured

Los Angeles Football Club and Banc of California will restructure a long-term partnership that will result in the bank stepping away from its naming rights deal on LAFC’s stadium in downtown Los Angeles. The bank will remain as the club’s primary banking partner and remain a partner on other collaborations. “We are extremely proud of […]

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LAFC fans in the '3252' fan section hold up their scarves during a game against the Portland Timbers at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles on March 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

MLS At 25: From Shaky Start to Bright Future

Everywhere you looked, people tailgated with portable grills, music blared, kids ran around. The smell of beef and chicken hung heavy in the air. Flags waved, songs and chants and drums and trumpets played, and all the elements were there that make you walk around the outside of a stadium and think “Whoa, this is […]

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At the official announcement of the 2020 MLS All-Star Game against the Liga MX All-Stars in Los Angeles is, from left: LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, Liga MX President Enrique Bonilla, MLS Commissioner Don Garber, LAFC Chairman Tom Penn.

2020 MLS All-Stars to Face Liga MX at Banc of California Stadium

The increasingly close relationship between Major League Soccer and Liga MX in Mexico took another step with the official announcement that the 2020 MLS All-Star Game, awarded to Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, will be a matchup of all-star teams between the two leagues for the first time. The All-Star Game will be […]

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