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Is this town big enough for two soccer teams?




Interior of the  Los Angeles Football Club's Banc of California Stadium.
Interior of the Los Angeles Football Club's Banc of California Stadium.
Interior of the  Los Angeles Football Club's Banc of California Stadium.
Artist rendering showing aerial view of Los Angeles Football Club stadium on site of the former Los Angeles Sports Arena.
Interior of the  Los Angeles Football Club's Banc of California Stadium.


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Next year, Major League Soccer will be getting another L.A. team -- the Los Angeles Football Club, or LAFC.

The team will play in the brand new Banc of California Stadium in Exposition Park, which is being constructed on the same spot where the old Sports Arena once stood. Already, the team is a potentially big player in the MLS landscape. 

Take Two recently toured the site to get a sense of what the stadium will look like and what the impact might be on the community. A Martinez joined Fabian R. Wesson, chairwoman of the California Science Center and Exposition Park Board of Directors.

Take Two's A Martinez also spoke with Dave Denholm, host of Soccer Weekly on ESPN LA 710, about whether L.A. is big enough for two pro soccer teams. L.A. is known for having two of everything, especially when it comes to sports teams.

Angels and Dodgers, Laker and Clippers, Chargers and Rams. So LAFC joining the Galaxy to compete for the city's soccer fanbase follows a pretty long tradition. Still, it's not the first time it's happened.

Years ago the Galaxy shared its stadium in Carson with Chivas USA, the offshoot of the legendary Mexican league's Club Deportivo Guadalajara.