- Address: 18400 Avalon Boulevard, Carson
- Country: United States
- Capacity: 27,000
- Opened: 1 June 2003
- Main use: Football, rugby union
- Tenants: LA Galaxy (football), RFCLA (rugby union)
Extra stadium info – Dignity Health Sports Park Soccer Stadium
The construction of the Dignity Health Sports Park Soccer Stadium started in 2002. It opened under a different name. The construction costs of the stadium were $150 million. Several sports clubs and former sports clubs used the venue for home games. The Los Angeles Chargers, one of the major American football clubs in the world, played numerous home games at the stadium. They play in the National Football League.
The LA Galaxy and RFCLA
The LA Galaxy and RFCLA both use the Dignity Health Sports Park Soccer Stadium for home games. The LA Galaxy was founded in 1994 and RFCLA was founded in 2018. The LA Galaxy, one of the first sports clubs from California with 1 million followers on its main social media page, played their first-ever Major League Soccer match in 1996. 69,000 people attended the game in Pasadena. The LA Galaxy drew an average home attendance of 28,000 in their first-ever Major League Soccer season. In 2000, they were crowned football champions of North America for the first time in their history. The LA Galaxy also won the MLS Cup various times. They won their first MLS Cup in 2002 after defeating the New England Revolution in Foxborough in front of 61,000 spectators.
The LA Galaxy made international headlines by signing the world famous English football star David Beckham from Real Madrid in 2007. He became one of the first athletes in the world with 10 million followers on his main social media page. David Beckham played professional football for several clubs. He started his professional career with Manchester United. Later, Beckham played for the Preston North End and Real Madrid before he moved to the LA Galaxy in 2007. He also played for AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain before he ended his professional career in 2013. Beckham also played various FIFA World Cup matches for the national football team of England.
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks, who became one of the most famous movie stars in the world, attended many games of the LA Galaxy at the Dignity Health Sports Park Soccer Stadium. He became one of the world famous fans of the LA Galaxy. Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was paid $15 million for his involvement as a voice actor in the animated movie Toy Story 3. It became the highest salary received for a voice actor.