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LA Galaxy announce programming around Landon Donovan celebration 

LOS ANGELES (Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021) The LA Galaxy today announced the full programming for a week-long celebration of club legend Landon Donovan, who will have his statue unveiled at Legends Plaza at Dignity Health Sports Park on Oct. 3 and will be inducted into the club’s Ring of Honor when the club takes on crosstown rival LAFC (5:00 p.m. PT, ESPN, ESPN Deportes), presented by Dignity Health.

Kicking off the week-long celebration on Saturday, Sept. 25, volunteers will assist with painting murals at Bonita Street Elementary School as part of Landon Donovan’s Legacy Project. The event will take place in two shifts on Sept. 25, first between 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. PT and from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. PT. Fans of all ages are welcome to assist and can sign up for the event at Volunteers will receive Landon Donovan event t-shirts.

The day before the statue unveiling, LA Galaxy II will play host to San Diego Loyal SC, managed by Donovan, in USL Championship regular-season action at the Dignity Health Sports Park Track and Field Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 2 (7:30 p.m. PT, ESPN+). Parking is free to the public in Lot 13. In addition, 2021 and 2022 LA Galaxy Season Ticket Members will have an opportunity to attend the Los Dos match against San Diego. The festivities begin prior to the match with a tailgate hosted by LA Galaxy Supporters from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT in the supporters’ tailgate area behind the north end of Dignity Health Sports Park.

The week-long celebration concludes on Sunday, Oct. 3 when the Galaxy host crosstown rival LAFC at Dignity Health Sports Park (5:00 p.m. PT; ESPN, ESPN Deportes). On the morning of the match, the Galaxy will unveil the Landon Donovan mural at Bonita Street Elementary School.

The Donovan Statue unveiling will take place on Oct. 3 at Legends Plaza in a pregame ceremony that will be open to the public beginning at 2:00 p.m. PT. All fans interested in attending are encouraged to arrive by 2:00 p.m. PT. Seventeen thousand Landon Donovan t-shirts will be distributed to fans on ingress for the match against LAFC. Additionally, the Landon Donovan Photo Experience, a curation of photography that includes some of the most iconic moments across the duration of Donovan’s career with the Galaxy, will take place on The Deck at Dignity Health Sports Park and will be available to view when gates open to the public. At halftime, Donovan will be honored and placed in the club’s Ring of Honor alongside the names of David Beckham, Mauricio Cienfuegos, Doug Hamilton and Cobi Jones.

For the memorable occasion, the LA Galaxy Foundation has a limited number of VIP Experience packages available for purchase. Each VIP Experience Package includes:

  • Two (2) reserved seats at Donovan Statue Unveiling
  • One (1) professional photo with Landon Donovan following Statue Unveil Ceremony
  • One (1) 2021 LA Galaxy home jersey signed by Landon Donovan (size Large)
  • Two (2) Platinum Club Seat tickets to LA Galaxy vs LAFC match following Statue Unveil Ceremony

VIP Experience proceeds benefit the LA Galaxy Foundation. For more information and/or to purchase, click here.

The statue unveiling marks the second time the Galaxy have recognized a club legend with a statue, with David Beckham first being honored in 2019. The artists responsible for capturing the essence of Donovan are Omri Amrany, owner of the Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt Amrany and Timeless Creations, Inc., and Jessica LoPresti. Amrany, whose work can be seen nationally and internationally, is known for his unique ability to capture movement and emotion. In the U.S., his sculptures include Michael Jordan in Chicago, David Beckham and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in Los Angeles and Gordie Howe in Detroit, among others. LoPresti is a longtime collaborator at the Studio, sculpting Ron Lancaster for the Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Club, Pete & Alice Dye, Lambeau Leap for the Green Bay Packers, and is a founder of Sculpture Resource.

To purchase single-game tickets for the Oct. 3 home match against LAFC, presented by Dignity Health, click here.

Saturday, Sept. 25
Landon Donovan Legacy Project: Painting murals at Bonita Elementary School
8:00-11:00 a.m. PT OR 1:00-4:00 p.m. PT
Bonita Street Elementary School (21929 Bonita St., Carson, CA 90745)
Saturday, Oct. 2
LA Galaxy II vs. San Diego Loyal SC
7:30 p.m. PT
Dignity Health Sports Park Track and Field Stadium
Sunday, Oct. 3
Fan arrival to Legends Plaza for Landon Donovan Statue Unveiling
Fans encouraged to arrive by 2:00 p.m. PT
Dignity Health Sports Park - Legend Plaza
Sunday, Oct. 3
Landon Donovan Statue Ceremony
3:00 p.m. PT
Dignity Health Sports Park - Legends Plaza
Sunday, Oct. 3
LA Galaxy vs. LAFC
5:00 p.m. PT
Dignity Health Sports Park
Sunday, Oct. 3
Landon Donovan Ring of Honor Ceremony at Halftime
5:57 p.m. PT
Dignity Health Sports Park