Dignity Health Sports Park
Dignity Health Sports Park, formerly Home Depot Center and StubHub Center, is a multiple-use sports complex located on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, California. It consists of the 27,000-seat Dignity Health Sports Park Soccer Stadium, the Dignity Health Sports Park Tennis Stadium, a track and field facility and a velodrome: VELO Sports Center. It is approximately 14 miles (23 km) south of downtown Los Angeles and its primary tenant is the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer (MLS). The main stadium is also home to the Los Angeles Wildcats of the XFL. LA Galaxy II of the USL Championship play their home matches at the complex's track and field facility.
Dignity Health Sports Park
Location in California
Dignity Health Sports Park
Location in the United States
|Former names||Home Depot Center|
|Address||18400 Avalon Boulevard|
|Location||Carson, California, U.S.|
|Public transit|| Galaxy Express to/from |
Harbor Gateway Transit Center
|Owner||Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG)|
|Field size||120 yd × 75 yd (110 m × 69 m)|
|Surface||Bandera Bermuda Grass|
|Broke ground||February 26, 2002|
|Opened||June 1, 2003|
|Construction cost||US$150 million;|
soccer stadium-only costs within the complex were around $87 million
|Structural engineer||John A. Martin & Associates, Inc.|
|Services engineer||AG Engineering Group, Inc.|
|General contractor||PCL Construction Services, Inc.|
|LA Galaxy (MLS) (2003–present)|
Chivas USA (MLS) 2005–2014
Los Angeles Riptide (MLL) 2006–2008
Los Angeles Sol (WPS) 2009
LA Galaxy II (USLC) 2015–present
Los Angeles Chargers (NFL) 2017–2019
Los Angeles Wildcats (XFL) 2020, 2022– (planned)
San Diego State Aztecs football (NCAA) 2020–2021
Opened in 2003, the $150 million complex was developed and is operated by the Anschutz Entertainment Group. With a seating capacity of 27,000, it is the largest soccer-specific stadium in the U.S. and the second-largest among its kind in MLS, after Toronto FC's BMO Field in Ontario, Canada. In addition to hosting LA Galaxy games since its opening, the stadium also served as the home of the now-defunct Chivas USA MLS team from 2005 to 2014.
The main stadium is currently the temporary home of the San Diego State Aztecs football team. The stadium was the temporary home of the Los Angeles Chargers from 2017 to 2019. It was the smallest NFL stadium over the course of those three seasons. While the Chargers played in the stadium, the facility was named ROKiT Field at StubHub Center; ROKiT's naming rights to the football field were part of a "multi-year" agreement.
During its first decade, the stadium's sponsor was hardware retailer The Home Depot. In 2013, the title sponsor became the online ticket marketplace StubHub. In 2019, the name sponsor became healthcare provider Dignity Health.
History and facilities
Originally opened as Home Depot Center in 2003, it was renamed StubHub Center on June 1, 2013. It was renamed Dignity Health Sports Park on January 1, 2019, after Dignity Health signed a new naming rights agreement.
The 27,000-seat main stadium was the second American sports arena designed specifically for soccer in the MLS era. When the venue opened in June 2003 as the new home of LA Galaxy, a number of special events took place in celebration. Pelé was in attendance at the opening match along with many dignitaries from the soccer world and other celebrities.
In addition to the soccer stadium, Dignity Health Sports Park features the 2,450-seat VELO Sports Center (velodrome), an 8,000-seat tennis stadium. and an outdoor track and field facility that has 2,000 permanent seats and is expandable to 20,000. Soccer stadium building costs within the $150 million complex were around $87 million.
In 2017, to accommodate the Chargers' use of the stadium, upgrades were made at cost to the Chargers including bleachers in the second deck on the east side of the stadium being replaced by tip-up seats and moved to the berm on the north side, adding 1,000 seats. A new section of upper-level bleachers, which seat 330, were erected in the southeast corner of the stadium. Also, the luxury suites were renovated with new seats, furniture, community tables, and engineered hardwood floors and the press box underwent an upgrade with a third row added to the main box, boosting capacity from about 35 to 53. Floors were constructed on the roof of the luxury suites so an auxiliary press box could be built on both sides of the main box.
Two new radio booths were built outside the south side of the press box, and a large new booth on the north side which serves as a security command post for police and NFL officials was constructed. Two booths were added on each side of the press box for the NFL-mandated 20-yard-line television cameras, and a stairway allowing access to the roof of the main box was built to accommodate the 50-yard-line camera. To accommodate 53-man NFL rosters, four small locker rooms were converted to two larger ones with 60 cubicles in each. Also added were small postgame news conference rooms for each team and rooms for game officials and the chain gang. After the Chargers left for Inglewood, the football facilities were taken over by the Wildcats when the XFL team began operations in 2020.
Aside from being home to the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer, it was also home to two defunct clubs, the MLS team Chivas USA as well as Los Angeles Sol of the Women's Professional Soccer. The stadium hosted the 2003 MLS All-Star Game and the MLS Cup in 2003, 2004, 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2014.
Dignity Health Sports Park was also the site of the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup final. Both the United States women's and men's national soccer teams often use the facility for training camps and select home matches.
It also hosted the 2004 NCAA Men's College Cup, with Duke, Indiana, Maryland, and UC Santa Barbara qualifying.
The track and field stadium on the site is also home to the LA Galaxy II of the USL Championship, farm club to the parent Galaxy.
International women's soccer matches
|Date||Tournament||Winning team||Result||Losing team||Attendance|
|September 21, 2003||2003 FIFA Women's World Cup Group D||Russia||2–1||Australia||8,500|
|September 25, 2003||2003 FIFA Women's World Cup Group D||China PR||1–1||Australia||13,929|
|September 25, 2003||2003 FIFA Women's World Cup Group D||Russia||3–0||Ghana||13,929|
|September 21, 2003||2003 FIFA Women's World Cup Group D||China PR||1–0||Ghana||10,027|
|October 11, 2003||2003 FIFA Women's World Cup Third place||United States||3–1||Canada||25,253|
|October 12, 2003||2003 FIFA Women's World Cup Final||Germany||1–0 (a.e.t.)||Sweden||26,137|
|October 1, 2006||International Friendly||United States||10–0||Chinese Taipei||5,479|
|August 25, 2007||United States||4–0||Finland||7,118|
|December 13, 2008||United States||1–0||China PR||3,619|
|September 16, 2012||United States||2–1||Australia||19,851|
|May 17, 2015||United States||5–1||Mexico||27,000|
|November 13, 2016||United States||5–0||Romania||20,336|
|August 3, 2017||2017 Tournament of Nations||United States||3–0||Japan||23,161|
|August 31, 2018||International Friendly||United States||3–0||Chile||23,544|
|February 7, 2020||CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying||United States||4–0||Mexico||11,292|
|February 9, 2020||United States||3–0||Canada||17,489|
|Date||Winning team||Result||Losing team||Attendance|
|November 23, 2003||San Jose Earthquakes||4–2||Chicago Fire||27,000|
|November 14, 2004||D.C. United||3–2||Kansas City Wizards||25,797|
|November 23, 2008||Columbus Crew||3–1||New York Red Bulls||27,000|
|November 20, 2011||Los Angeles Galaxy||1–0||Houston Dynamo||30,281|
|December 1, 2012||Los Angeles Galaxy||3–1||Houston Dynamo||30,510|
|December 7, 2014||Los Angeles Galaxy||2–1 (AET)||New England Revolution||27,000|
Other international matches
The stadium hosted the first three editions (2004–06) of the USA Sevens, an annual international rugby sevens competition that is part of the World Rugby Sevens Series, and again hosted that event on February 29 to March 1, 2020. The stadium has also hosted all United States national team matches for the Pacific Nations Cup between 2013 and 2014.
USA Eagles Internationals
USA scores displayed first.
|June 14, 2013||Tonga||9–18||2013 IRB Pacific Nations Cup||6,000|
|June 14, 2014||Japan||29–37||2014 IRB Pacific Nations Cup||5,100|
|February 3, 2014||Argentina XV||17–10||2018 Americas Rugby Championship||6,500|
Champion of Champions Liga MX competition
|Date||Winning team||Result||Losing team||Attendance|
|July 10 2016||Tigres UANL||1–0||C.F. Pachuca||27,132|
|July 16 2017||Tigres UANL||1–0||C.D. Guadalajara||25,667|
|July 15, 2018||Tigres UANL||4–0||Santos Laguna||13,917|
|July 14, 2019||Club América||0–0||Tigres UANL||27,800|
|July 18, 2021||Cruz Azul||1–2||Club León||27,674|
It was also the location for the State Championship Bowl Games for high school football teams in the state of California from 2006 to 2014. The Semper Fidelis All America game was held there on January 5, 2014, featuring an East vs West high school matchup. The first college football game was held at the stadium on January 21, 2012, as the AstroTurf NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, with the National Team beating the American Team 20–14.
The track played host to the 2005 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. It is also the home of the Adidas Running Club, a member of the USA Elite Running Circuit, and the Adidas Track Classic. Dignity Health Sports Park is also home to EXOS, formerly Athletes' Performance, which trains athletes in a variety of sports.
The Los Angeles Riptide of Major League Lacrosse played their home games at the track and field stadium.
The facility has also hosted several high-profile professional boxing matches, including Andre Ward vs. Arthur Abraham, Brandon Ríos vs. Urbano Antillón, Shawn Porter vs. Kell Brook and matches featuring other notable fighters. The venue has become iconic among boxing fans for its electric atmosphere.
On August 16, 2013, Resurrection Fighting Alliance held an MMA event titled RFA 9: Curran vs. Munhoz, with the main event crowning a new Bantamweight Champion.
Los Angeles Chargers
The Los Angeles Chargers had a three-year tenure at Dignity Health Sports Park from 2017 to 2019, while SoFi Stadium in Inglewood was being built. During the team's three seasons at the stadium, they compiled an even 11–11 record while Chargers fans were outnumbered by opposing teams' supporters, who frequently filled much of the stadium.
San Diego State Aztecs
The stadium is currently the temporary home of the San Diego State Aztecs football team from San Diego State University. The 2020 and 2021 seasons are being played at Dignity Health Sports Park until Aztec Stadium in San Diego, the replacement for the Aztecs' former home of San Diego Stadium, is completed for the 2022 season.
The Vans Warped Tour was held annually in the stadium parking lot until the tour's final year in 2018.
It also served as the host facility for the first two seasons of Spike TV's Pros vs Joes reality sports contests.
Dignity Health Sports Park is located south of the Avalon Boulevard exit on California State Route 91.
In 2017, the LA Galaxy launched a shuttle bus service operated by Long Beach Transit. With two routes connecting Dignity Health Sports Park with the Harbor Gateway Transit Center and Del Amo stations of LA Metro Rail.
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