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The Home Depot Center
Victoria Street, HDC
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Location 18400 Avalon Boulevard, Carson, California 90746
Coordinates 33°51′52″N 118°15′40″W / 33.86444°N 118.26111°W / 33.86444; -118.26111Coordinates: 33°51′52″N 118°15′40″W / 33.86444°N 118.26111°W / 33.86444; -118.26111
Broke ground 2002
Opened June 2003
Owner Anschutz Entertainment Group
Operator Anschutz Entertainment Group
Surface Grass
Construction cost $150 million
Architect Rossetti Architects
Capacity 27,000
Field dimensions 120 yds long x 75 yds wide (109 x 68 m)
Tenants
Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) (2003-present)
Adidas Running Club (2003-present)
Chivas USA (MLS) (2005-present)
Los Angeles Riptide (MLL) (2006–2008)
USA Sevens (IRB) (2004–2006)
Los Angeles Sol (WPS) (2009-present)
The First 4 college lacrosse invitational (2005)

The Home Depot Center is a multiple-use sports complex located on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, California. It is located approximately 10 miles south of Downtown Los Angeles. Its title sponsor is hardware retailer The Home Depot. The $150 million complex was developed and is operated by the Anschutz Entertainment Group.

The 27,000 seat main stadium was designed specifically for soccer. It is home to both the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chivas USA of Major League Soccer, and the Los Angeles Sol of Women's Professional Soccer.

The Home Depot Center was the second stadium designed specifically for soccer in the MLS era. When the venue opened in June 2003 as the new home of the Galaxy, a number of special events took place in celebration. Pelé was in attendance at the opening match along with many dignitaries from the soccer world, and L.A.-area celebrities.

Both the United States women's and men's national soccer teams often use the facility for training camps and select home matches. It was the site of the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup final. It hosted the 2003 MLS All-Star Game and the MLS Cup in 2003, 2004, and 2008.

The soccer and tennis stadiums of the Center are main venues each year for ESPN's Summer X Games. X Games events held each year at "the HDC" include skateboarding, in-line skating, auto rally racing, motorcycle racing, and BMX bicycle skills competitions.

A fireworks display at The Home Depot Center.

The Home Depot Center hosted the first three editions (2004-06) of the USA Sevens, an annual competition in the Sevens version of rugby union that is part of the IRB Sevens World Series. It also is the location for the State Championship Bowl Games for high school football in the state of California. It also served as the host facility for the first two seasons of Spike TV's Pros vs Joes reality sports contests.

In addition to the soccer stadium, The Home Depot Center features a 2,500-seat Olympic Velodrome, a 13,000-seat tennis stadium and an outdoor track and field facility that has 20,000 permanent seats and has seated up to 22,000. The Los Angeles Riptide of Major League Lacrosse play their home games at the track and field stadium. It is also the home of the adidas Running Club, a member of the USA Elite Running Circuit, and the Adidas Track Classic.

The Home Depot Center is also home to Athletes' Performance which trains athletes in a variety of sports.

Images

Panoramic view of the stadium during MLS Cup 2008.

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Preceded by
Rose Bowl
Home of the
Los Angeles Galaxy

2003–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
first stadium
Home of
Chivas USA

2005–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Aloha Stadium
Host of the
Pan-Pacific Championship

2009–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Gillette Stadium
RFK Stadium
Host of the MLS Cup
2003 & 2004
2008
Succeeded by
Pizza Hut Park
Qwest Field
Preceded by
Rose Bowl
Pasadena
FIFA Women's World Cup
Final Venue

2003
Succeeded by
Hongkou Stadium
Shanghai
Preceded by
Nickerson Field
Host of
Major League Lacrosse championship weekend

2006
Succeeded by
PAETEC Park
Preceded by
first stadium
Home of
USA Sevens

2004 - 2006
Succeeded by
Petco Park
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