Angel City FC Finds New NWSL Home at Banc of California Stadium
Angel City Football Club, LA’s newest professional women’s sports team, will call the Los Angeles Football Club’s Banc of California Stadium it’s home venue when the team takes the field for the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) in Spring 2022.
“Announcing our venue partner is a major milestone for Angel City, and we could not be more excited than to play in this spectacular venue right here in the heart of Los Angeles,” says ACFC Founder and President, Julie Uhrman. “We are building a club for all Los Angelenos, united in their support of women’s soccer and the magic that L.A. brings to its fans, players, and teams.”
To commemorate the milestone, the team is hosting a press conference today outside of the Stadium led by ACFC Founder and President Julie Uhrman and featuring L.A. Mayor Garcetti, L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, L.A. City Councilman Curran Price, LAFC Co-President and Chief Business Officer Larry Freedman, LAFC co-owner Larry Berg, NWSL Commissioner Lisa Baird, and numerous Angel City founding investors including MLS/U.S. Soccer legend and sports broadcaster Cobi Jones, late-night host Lilly Singh, and former U.S. Women’s National Team players Julie Foudy, Mia Hamm, Amanda Cromwell, Lorrie Fair Allen, Tisha Venturini Hoch, and Saskia Webber.
“From the beginning, we set out to build a Club where everyone was welcome — a Club that would strive to unite the world’s city through the world’s game,” says LAFC Co-President Larry Freedman. “We are thrilled to welcome our new partners, Angel City FC, to our family, to our home, and to their new home. We look forward to standing shoulder-to-shoulder with ACFC to create great experiences here in the Heart of Los Angeles.”
“Making a positive impact on the community is a core tenant of ACFC, and we are grateful to partner with the Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood today and give our fans the opportunity to give back in a safe, socially-distanced way at our drive through,” said Uhrman. “Sport brings people together and builds community, so to see evidence of this today, especially in these difficult times, reinforces our purpose and the commitment our team and community has to make an impact.”
“The Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood has impacted the lives of children for over 80+ years,” says Mel Culpepper, CEO at Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood. “Education is our focus, and equal access to quality education is our mission. We are excited to partner with ACFC, as our beliefs are aligned as we promote Education, Equality, and ensure that all children have the Essentials for success!”