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Old Posted May 18, 2017, 3:32 AM
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Originally Posted by LosAngelesSportsFan View Post
I agree 100%. i have been patiently waiting for this one to break ground. They have considered everything and i hope the NIMBYS dont fuck this up. This is exactly what we need more of in LA's dense and transit rich areas
I agree. Its a great proposal. I think that the proximity to transit however is a stretch - I drive through that area enough and traffic is as bad as it ever has been. If you are talking about the bus and red line, I doubt anyone living in this would use either unfortunately.

Should help pedestrian life in that area a lot though
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Old Posted May 19, 2017, 5:55 PM
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Originally Posted by slock View Post
I was on Highland this weekend and noticed the site had been cleared and there was heavy equipment present.

Is this breaking ground out of left field?

Drove by there last night and the only heavy equipment on site was a couple of double decker tour buses.
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Old Posted May 24, 2017, 10:25 PM
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Los Angeles FC plans to construct its training facility and headquarters at Cal State LA, apparently on the northern end of campus. Looks like some global superstars will be in the market for prime real estate downtown or in the SGV.


LAFC unveiled a proposal to locate its soccer operations headquarters and training facility on the eastside of Los Angeles, at the campus of Cal State LA. Plans for the new facilities were approved today by the California State University Board of Trustees.

“Cal State LA is the perfect home for our team, and this plan affirms our commitment to building our future with the youth of Los Angeles,” said LAFC Club President and Owner Tom Penn. “We look forward to developing world class players and talent for decades to come at Cal State LA, which has a history of elevating the communities it serves.”

The plans call for LAFC to invest $30 million to renovate Cal State LA’s stadium field and construct a state of the art training facility that will serve as home to the Club’s MLS players, staff, coaches and youth development team LAFC Academy. LAFC will also support Cal State LA students through internships and collaborations with university educational programs.

“This project will create a great deal of excitement on our campus and will connect Cal State LA to partners who share a commitment to our students,” said Cal State LA President William A. Covino. “The benefits of this partnership to Cal State LA and the region we serve will surely multiply over time.”

The new training site and practice facility designed by Gensler Sports will feature a natural grass practice field exactly mirroring that of Banc of California Stadium, locker rooms, sports medicine facilities, office space for LAFC coaches and staff and will be completely financed by LAFC. The two-story training facility will incorporate the campus’ industrial and modernist design style. Hunt Construction Group will serve as the construction management company on the project.

“This training facility is unparalleled and uniquely Los Angeles,” said LAFC General Manager and EVP of Soccer Operations John Thorrington. “The building itself incorporates innovative indoor-outdoor spaces and is unlike anything I’ve seen the world over. Any player will love to train at this world class facility. The central location is ideal for our Academy programming, and our ownership’s investment enables us to align our soccer operation from LAFC’s MLS team to our Academy.”

“Cal State LA has long sought to improve vacant space at the northern portion of its campus,” said Cal State LA Executive Vice President Jose Gomez. The LAFC partnership will also create new academic and career opportunities for kinesiology, nursing, and business students, among others. LAFC is also helping Cal State LA develop a new sports management program.

“From the beginning, our ownership has been intentional about uniting the world’s city through the world’s game, and this partnership provides yet another deep and lasting connection in the heart of our great city,” said LAFC General Manager and EVP of Soccer Operations John Thorrington. “We are proud to be making this investment to benefit both the students of Cal State LA and the future of LAFC.”

“LAFC is our educational partner, not just a professional soccer team,” Gomez said. “They’ve shown a commitment to the heart of the city, and Cal State LA’s students will benefit.”

Along with building its practice facility at Cal State LA, LAFC has pledged an additional $1.5 million to the University, which comes on the heels of a $100,000 contribution it made to the Cal State LA athletic department last fall.

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