Arrive Early for SoccerFest & Tailgating

The LA Galaxy are encouraging fans to arrive early for Saturday’s friendly against Real Madrid to enjoy an enhanced version of Soccerfest in Lot H at the Rose Bowl. The match, which presented by Pechanga Resort & Casino, will kick off at 7:30 p.m., but the fun begins at 3 p.m., with live music, interactive elements, food options from 12 different vendors and more.

For a complete rundown of the day’s events and everything on offer at Soccerfest, fans are advised to visit

Highlighting the musical performances will be Jose Espinosa and his Umbalae. Espinosa was a founding member of the musical group Ozomatli and currently performs with several different Los Angeles music groups with styles ranging from Cuban son to funk and jazz.

Galaxy fans will also be able to choose from a wide variety of food choices, with featured vendors: Robin’s Woodfire BBQ and Grill, Teri & Yaki, KETTLE KORN, DD’s Southern Catfish, Gourmet Grillmasters, El Cholo, Pizza Squares, American Pretzel, Maui Wowi, Neomeze, Brander’s BBQ, and Grandma’s Snowies. Other attractions include interactive inflatables, sign making stations, face painting, and the Galaxy Futboleros.

Fans are also encouraged to visit Pechanga Resort & Casino’s booth at Soccerfest to enter for the chance to compete in Pechanga’s on-field halftime Crossbar Challenge. Three lucky fans will compete for a chance to win a VIP Experience at Pechanga Resort & Casino with 2 nights of luxurious accommodations, $100 in Free Play and a $50 dining credit.

Parking lots open at noon for the game and the Galaxy are urging fans to arrive at the stadium early so that they can experience the complete array of entertainment options that will be available to them at Soccerfest. For the easiest access in and out of the game, fans are also encouraged to carpool, ride the free shuttle to the game from Old Pasadena or use public transportation. For more information on traffic, parking and directions please visit

Fans wishing to purchase tickets can do so by visiting or by calling 1-877-3GALAXY (342-5299), as well as and through all Ticketmaster outlets.