April 27 will officially be recognized as “LAFC Day” in Los Angeles.
The city will celebrate LAFC this Friday, highlighting the team ahead of its inaugural home game Sunday. The recognition will begin with a 10 a.m. ceremony at Los Angeles City Hall led by the City Council and council member Curren Price. The event is meant to honor the team’s new role in the city and Banc of California Stadium’s new place in the Los Angeles skyline.
The city of Los Angeles has remained closely involved with the completion of the new stadium throughout 18 months of planning and construction. Mayor Eric Garcetti was present at the stadium ribbon-cutting ceremony, leading a cheer of “We are LAFC, somos LAFC” as he praised the team’s leadership on and off the field. With LAFC finally coming home to its brand-new field Sunday night to host the Seattle Sounders, Los Angeles is prepared to celebrate the start of a new soccer tradition.
The whole city will reflect the LAFC Day celebration, with iconic buildings lighting up black and gold. The buildings joining in the event include Los Angeles City Hall, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles Union Station, Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles International Airport, U.S. Bank Tower and the Gensler Los Angeles Office. The locations will be illuminated beginning at 7 p.m. PT Friday and remain that way until 7 a.m. Saturday.