The announcement last Thursday of LA's newest Major League Soccer team, known for now as the Los Angeles Football Club, left unanswered the question of where the new team will play when it debuts in 2017. Though owners say there will be a new stadium dedicated to soccer, there are a lot of possible choices and now, one more. Members of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association think a soccer stadium might be a good fit for a big Valley site like Woodland Hills' former Rocketdyne site or the dusty Valley Plaza site in NoHo, says the Daily News. They're not the only ones who are hoping for a stadium.
LA's Convention and Tourism Development Department executive director Bud Ovrom has talked about USC's Sports Arena site with MLS and USC officials recently. "We like the idea of the soccer team being on the Figueroa corridor," Ovrom told the Daily News. If that site's chosen, it would likely mean goodbye to the older Sports Arena. Another site that's "rumored" to still be in play for a soccer stadium is the 60-acre Inglewood site purchased by Rams owner Stan Kroenke last year, unless football gets there first. Even the mayor's got soccer fever, and has been involved in "frequent conversations" about getting a stadium in LA proper.
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