The Home Depot Center readies for season


As the 2010 Major League Soccer
(MLS) season gets underway this weekend, The Home Depot Center will be
unveiling new additions and perks for guests, including an expanded food and
beverage concessions menu, as well as VIP cabana suites and new outdoor lounge
space on the American Express Stadium Club west terrace.

125-acre multi-sport AEG-operated facility in Carson on the campus of
California State University, Dominguez Hills opens its doors to MLS fans tonight when Chivas USA takes on the Colorado Rapids at 7:30 p.m., and tomorrow (Sat., March 27), when the Los Angeles Galaxy host the New England
Revolution at 8:00 p.m.

season, expanded food and beverage options include the popular fried chicken
restaurant chain Pollo Campero, Starbucks coffee and Cinnabon at selected concession stands
throughout the 27,000-seat soccer stadium. 

“At the
conclusion of the 2009 season, we issued an online survey to season ticket
holders from both the Galaxy and Chivas USA, and one comment that was
consistent was a desire for a wider variety of food and beverage options,” said
Katie Pandolfo, General Manager of The
Home Depot Center
.  “We are grateful
for the feedback we received, and made several improvements during the
off-season that we’re excited to roll out this weekend.”

addition to Pollo Campero, Starbucks coffee and Cinnabon, stadium food and
beverage partner Levy Restaurants
will be introducing new items, including a BBQ brisket stacker sandwich, pulled
pork sandwiches, pizza-by-the-slice, tostadas grandes, super nachos and
more.  A complete concessions menu,
mapped out stand-by-stand is available online at

“We look
forward to hosting soccer fans tonight and on Saturday, and welcome their
feedback not only this weekend, but throughout the season,” said Pandolfo.  “It’s our intention to continue the dialog
with Home Depot Center guests and make improvements during the 2010 season so
that we provide the total fan experience, loaded with value, quality and

The Home Depot
Center is also unveiling
some new perks for suite- and club seat-ticket holders this weekend.  The American Express Stadium Club’s west
terrace has been transformed into an outdoor lounge, complete with 2,295 sq.
ft. of Tiger Turf Sierra Pro synthetic grass, flat screen television, outdoor
couches and lounge furniture and a full bar. 
More than 30 planters were also added to the west terrace, filled with
Jasmine flowers.  The re-design was done
by Hermosa Beach-based design firm, GEORGE Interior Design ( 

transformed 10,000 sq. ft. of largely unused space on the west terrace to
create a relaxing lounge area for The Home Depot Center’s premium ticket
holders,” said GEORGE Interior Design
founder and principal designer Emily Zoba Maynard
.  “As a Home Depot Center patron and soccer
fan, I was thrilled to work on this project, and help provide not only
added-value to the facility’s premium seating program, but a fun, relaxing and
unique atmosphere for gathering.”

Also on
the west terrace, the facility will roll out private, four-seat ‘Cabana Suites’
this season, available for single game rentals with a view of the field along
the south endline.  The cabana rental
includes four tickets, two VIP parking passes, complimentary food and drink
with waiter/waitress service and access to the American Express Stadium
Club.  The private cabanas will occupy
space on the west terrace, above sections 104 and 105.  More information on the cabana rentals is
available by calling 1-877-604-8777.

Snapshot: The Home Depot Center’s
2010 MLS Season Upgrades

Expanded Food + Beverage
Concessions Menu

West Terrace Remodel Stadium Club

Cabana Suites

Stadium Club

Pollo Campero: homemade fried
chicken, fried yucca

The Market: pizza-by-the-slice,
chicken caesar pizzan

Mercado: tostadas grandes, super nachos, fiesta salad, crispy tacos

The Kick!: Starbucks coffee,
Cinnabon, fresh salads

All American: hamburgers, french
fries, Farmer John hot dogs


10,000 sq. ft. remodel of outdoor
space on the Stadium Club’s west terrace

More than 30 planters filled with
Jasmine flowers

2,295 sq. ft. synthetic grass

Seating area include new lounges,
couches and pillows

Remodel and design done by GEORGE
Interior Design (

Six private cabanas available for
single-game rental on the Stadium Club’s west terrace

§      Rental includes four tickets, two
VIP parking passes, complimentary food/beverage, waiter/waitress service and
Stadium Club access

§      Cabana renderings will be on
display this weekend.  The cabanas will
be unveiled for the Thurs., April 1 LA Galaxy vs. Chivas USA match.


2010 MLS season kicks off at The Home Depot Center tonight
, and tickets are available now for
both Chivas USA’s home opener against the Colorado Rapids and the LA Galaxy’s home
opener against the New England Revolution on tomorrow at

About The Home
Depot Center

The Home Depot Center is southern California’s home of world-class competition
and training facilities for amateur, Olympic, collegiate and professional
athletes.  The $150 million, privately
financed facility was developed and is operated by AEG on a 125-acre site on
the campus of California State University,
Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) in Carson,
California.  The Home Depot Center features an 8,000-seat tennis
stadium, a 27,000-seat stadium for soccer, rugby and other athletic
competitions and outdoor concerts, a 10,000-seat facility for track & field
and a 2,450-seat indoor Velodrome for track cycling.  The Home
Depot Center
is home to two Major League Soccer teams, the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chivas USA.  Named an Official
U.S. Olympic Training Site
, The Home Depot Center is also home of the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) High Performance
Training Center, the national team training headquarters for the U.S.
Soccer Federation (USSF) and Athletes’ Performance, an international training center
for elite and professional athletes.  For
more information, please visit
on the campus of