LOS ANGELES (November 19, 2020) — Today, Angel City Football Club, LA’s newest professional women’s sports team, announced that it will call the Los Angeles Football Club’s Banc of California Stadium it’s home venue when the team takes the field for the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) in Spring 2022.
To commemorate the milestone, the team is hosting a press conference today outside of the Stadium led by ACFC Founder and President Julie Uhrman and featuring L.A. Mayor Garcetti, L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, L.A. City Councilman Curran Price, LAFC Co-President and Chief Business Officer Larry Freedman, LAFC co-owner Larry Berg, NWSL Commissioner Lisa Baird, and numerous Angel City founding investors including MLS/U.S. Soccer legend and sports broadcaster Cobi Jones, late-night host Lilly Singh, and former U.S. Women’s National Team players Julie Foudy, Mia Hamm, Amanda Cromwell, Lorrie Fair Allen, Tisha Venturini Hoch, and Saskia Webber.
“Announcing our venue partner is a major milestone for Angel City, and we could not be more excited than to play in this spectacular venue right here in the heart of Los Angeles,” said ACFC Founder and President, Julie Uhrman. “We are building a club for all Los Angelenos, united in their support of women’s soccer and the magic that L.A. brings to its fans, players, and teams.”
“From the beginning, we set out to build a Club where everyone was welcome — a Club that would strive to unite the world’s city through the world’s game,” LAFC Co-President Larry Freedman said. “We are thrilled to welcome our new partners, Angel City FC, to our family, to our home, and to their new home. We look forward to standing shoulder-to-shoulder with ACFC to create great experiences here in the Heart of Los Angeles.”
“Making a positive impact on the community is a core tenant of ACFC, and we are grateful to partner with the Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood today and give our fans the opportunity to give back in a safe, socially-distanced way at our drive through,” said Uhrman. “Sport brings people together and builds community, so to see evidence of this today, especially in these difficult times, reinforces our purpose and the commitment our team and community has to make an impact.”
“The Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood has impacted the lives of children for over 80+ years,” said Mel Culpepper, CEO at Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood. “Education is our focus, and equal access to quality education is our mission. We are excited to partner with ACFC, as our beliefs are aligned as we promote Education, Equality, and ensure that all children have the Essentials for success!”
ABOUT ANGEL CITY
Angel City Football Club is a member of the National Women’s Soccer League in the United States and will take the pitch in Spring 2022. The team is founded by Academy Award-winning actress and activist Natalie Portman, technology venture capitalist Kara Nortman, media and gaming entrepreneur Julie Uhrman, and venture capitalist, 776 founder & Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Other founding investors, mostly female and with ties to Southern California include Serena Williams and daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr., Sports Icons Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss, actors Uzo Aduba, Sophia Bush, Jessica Chastain, America Ferrera, Jennifer Garner, and Eva Longoria, actor and late-night host James Corden, late-night host Lilly Singh, Latin Pop Superstar Becky G, fourteen former US Women’s National Team players representing Southern California including Julie Foudy and Mia Hamm, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and FIFA World Cup Champions Lauren Cheney Holiday and Abby Wambach, MLS/US Soccer legend and sports broadcaster Cobi Jones, NFL All-Pro Ryan Kalil, WNBA Legend Candace Parker, Gold Medalist and Alpine Skiing Legend Lindsey Vonn, Gold Medalist and NHL-All Star PK Subban, author and activist Glennon Doyle and entertainment executive David Nathanson. Learn more at www.angelcity.com.