LA Galaxy and Los Angeles FC
The Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, with a capacity of over 90,000, hosted the 1994 men’s and 1999 women’s World Cup finals and was the home of the Galaxy between 1996 and 2002.
Galaxy, the official host of the game, will now play its home games at Dignity Health Sports Park.
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LA Galaxy President Chris Klein said: “We are excited to write a new chapter in Los Angeles history as we kick off our 2023 campaign against arch-rival LAFC.”
“We have a great history at the most popular sports venue in the United States and we know it will be a great show for fans as we put one of the most exciting new rivalries in the world on LA’s biggest stage.”
The match between LA Galaxy and LAFC, nicknamed El Traffico, has become one of MLS’s highest-profile rivalries since LAFC joined the league in 2018.
“This rivalry has provided energy and electricity from day one, with incredible on-field moments and memories that have made it one of the most engaging not just in Los Angeles, but in MLS,” said LAFC Co-President and CBO Larry Friedman.
“Now it’s only fitting that we make it to one of the most iconic venues in all of sports.”
LAFC currently leads the Western Conference standings with two games remaining in the regular season while the Galaxy are fifth and fighting for a playoff spot.