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Chivas Soccer Team Wants Its Own Stadium in Expo Park

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Everybody wants a stadium in Los Angeles. As we wait for word on the NFL stadium for Downtown (or at Chavez Ravine?), the owner of the MLS soccer team Chivas USA says it's time to move out of big brother LA Galaxy's place--right now the two teams share the Home Depot Center in Carson. Chivas owner Jorge Vergara said this week that while other cities are clamoring for the team, "We are going to stay here. We have no intentions of moving away from Los Angeles." That said, "one of his top priorities is to build and move to a new home" in the city, possibly in Exposition Park, according to MLSSoccer.com: "Vergara said he would re-open talks with USC over the construction of a new stadium there, a move [MLS Commissioner Don] Garber said would have the league's support." Apparently talks have been underway for the past year or so, but have been delayed while Chivas's ownership got sorted out. The league and team have also considered several other sites in SoCal. Still, Garber says "Home Depot Center will be the location for the next number of years for sure until we're able to find a stadium to develop and ultimately build."
· Vergara: Chivas need their own home, in Los Angeles [MLSSoccer.com]