LA Galaxy announce #Since96 week programming in buildup to 2019 opening match on March 2

LOS ANGELES (Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019) – The LA Galaxy announced today the schedule for #Since96 week, a comprehensive week of programming in the lead up to the club’s 2019 MLS Regular Season opening match, set for March 2 against the Chicago Fire at Dignity Health Sports Park (5 p.m. PT; FS1, FOX Deportes).

The LA Galaxy will host numerous events throughout Los Angeles to celebrate the start of the club’s 24th Major League Soccer season in LA since 1996.

The LA Galaxy will light up Los Angeles on Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Santa Monica Pier, turning the Pacific Wheel at Pacific Park® to LA Galaxy colors. The Pacific Wheel at Pacific Park® will remain Galaxy colors in the buildup to the team’s home opener on Saturday, marking the second consecutive year the iconic location in Los Angeles will celebrate the Galaxy’s home opener.

Additionally, the LA Galaxy, David Beckham and Herbalife Nutrition will unveil a refurbished turf field and mural in downtown Los Angeles at The Salvation Army Red Shield Youth and Community Center at 1532 West 11th Street, Los Angeles, CA, providing a place to play soccer for over 2,000 children each month in an underserved area in LA.

The six-day schedule of programming made for LA Galaxy fans will kick off with a social media contest on Monday, when followers have the chance to win 2019 Home Opener tickets on the LA Galaxy’s Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages. Other events across Los Angeles will be put on throughout the week, including meet and greets with LA Galaxy players in Downtown Los Angeles and Long Beach on Tuesday, a flash pick-up futsal tournament in Hawthorne on Wednesday and celebration of Read Across America Day with the LA Galaxy Foundation at Dignity Health Sports Park on Thursday.

The week of programming will culminate on Saturday, March 2 at Dignity Health Sports Park when the Galaxy host the Chicago Fire. Before the match, the Galaxy will unveil the #BeckhamStatue of legendary midfielder David Beckham in a pregame ceremony. At halftime of the match, the LA Galaxy will induct the iconic player into the club’s Ring of Honor at Dignity Health Sports Park, joining Cobi Jones, Mauricio Cienfuegos and Doug Hamilton.

A full schedule of #Since96 week can be found below. Additional details for each event will be announced in advance.

 

#SINCE96 WEEK

DATE

TIME

EVENT

WHERE

Monday, Feb. 25

All day

#Since96 Monday

Fans will have the chance to win Home Opener tickets on social media

One fan to get two tickets to home opener on each platform (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)

Los Angeles

Tuesday, Feb. 26

6-7 p.m. PT – Happy Hour

7-8:30 p.m. PT – Meet and Greet

 

 

 

 

7-8:30 p.m. PT - Meet and greet

Happy Hour at EJ’s Pub

Bixby Knolls

LA Galaxy to buy round of beer at happy hour

Meet and Greet

Sebastian Lletget will sign autographs and take pictures with fans at Niky’s Sports in Long Beach

 

 

 

Player meet and greet Romain Alessandrini at Niky's Sports DTLA RSVP here: https://lagalaxy.formstack.com/forms/meetandgreet

Happy Hour:
EJ’s Pub

4306 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90807

Meet and Greet:
Niky’s Sports

4310 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807

 

Romain Alessandrini Meet and Greet: 1536 W 7th St. Los Angeles, CA 90017

 

Wednesday, Feb. 27

4-6 p.m. PT – Youth Clinic

6-7:30 p.m. PT– Open pickup

7:30-9 p.m. PT – Futsal Tournament

LA Galaxy x Saturdays Football

#Since96 Flash Pick-Up Soccer

RSVP here: https://lagalaxy.formstack.com/forms/futsal_pickup

Hawthorne Memorial Park

3901 W El Segundo Blvd.

Hawthorne, CA 90250

Thursday, Feb. 28

10 a.m. PT

Read Across America

The LA Galaxy and LA Chargers to participate in Read Across America Day

Dignity Health Sports Park

18400 Avalon Blvd., Suite 200

Carson, CA 90746

5 p.m. PT

Pacific Wheel Lighting

LA Galaxy to light up the Pacific Wheel at Pacific Park® on the Santa Monica Pier

Pacific Park®
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Friday, March 1

10 a.m. PT – Soccer skills and drills for LA youth

11 a.m. PT – Dedication of field

12 p.m. PT – Event ends

Beckham Community Field Unveil

LA Galaxy, David Beckham and Herbalife Nutrition will unveil a refurbished turf field in downtown Los Angeles

The Salvation Army Red Shield Youth and Community Center 1532 West 11th St.
Los Angeles, CA

8 p.m. PT

LA Galaxy Night Before Party hosted by LA Galaxy Supporter Groups

Open to all LA Galaxy fans

LA Biergarten

750 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Saturday, March 2

3 p.m. PT

David Beckham Statue Unveil

The LA Galaxy will unveil a statue of legendary midfielder David Beckham at Dignity Health Sports Park

Dignity Health Sports Park

18400 Avalon Blvd., Suite 200

Carson, CA 90746

5 p.m. PT

2019 MLS Regular Season Opener:

LA Galaxy vs. Chicago Fire

Halftime

Beckham Ring of Honor Celebration

LA Galaxy to induct the iconic player into the club’s Ring of Honor

The LA Galaxy will begin with the 2019 Home Opener at Dignity Health Sports Park when the Galaxy host Chicago Fire on Saturday, March 2 at 5 p.m. PT. Tickets to that match are on sale now, available here.

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