NWSL’s Angel City will play houses games at Banc of California Stadium
Southern California’s new National Women’s Soccer League group does not have a coach or any players yet but it does have a home after reaching arrangement to share Banc of California Stadium with LAFC.
The team would not verify the deal Wednesday but said a news conference has actually been set up for Thursday.
Angel City, whose majority-woman ownership group of more than 30 investors consists of Hollywood and sports luminaries such as Natalie Portman, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Garner, Mia Hamm, Billie Jean King and Serena Williams, will not begin play in the NWSL until 2023, part of a wave of expansion that will see the league grow to at least a dozen groups.
Banc of California, LAFC’s 22,500-seat stadium, is the most pricey soccer-specific place in the nation with a price of more than $350 million. It was constructed on the website of the Sports Arena, on the southeast corner of Exposition Park beside the Coliseum and opened in April 2018.
Angel City also talked with the Galaxy, Southern California’s other MLS group, however chose versus dipping into the group’s stadium in suburban Carson.
The LA Sol, Southern California’s only other first-tier females’s professional soccer team, played its only season in Carson, sharing the stadium with the Galaxy and Chivas U.S.A. in 2009
Angel City is still seeking to develop or purchase its own training complex with prepare for the center to double as a recreation center.