LA Galaxy new offering Galaxy Park


Expansion of Dignity Health Sports Park Image: LA Galaxy & DHSP

The Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California (US) and the Major League Soccer (MLS) team LA Galaxy recently announced the creation of Galaxy Park, a newly imagined complex on the campus of the Dignity Health Sports Park.

‘Dignity Health Sports Park’ stated that scheduled to open in March 2023, the Galaxy Park will include five 5v5 soccer fields, three futsal courts, eight pickleball courts, four padel courts (cross between tennis and squash), and be home to a number of other recreational activities. All of the new recreational options will have public availability. Several of the activities will be open to the public beginning in mid-March with the official launch of Galaxy Park taking place in June to coincide with the Dignity Health Sports Park’s the 20th anniversary celebration.

The 27,000-capacity Dignity Health Sports Park is a multiuse sports complex located on the campus of the California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, California, US.

The Dignity Health Sports Park in California was the host venue for the 2022 Coliseum Summit US held on September 28th-29th.

The LA Galaxy, also known as the Los Angeles Galaxy, is an American professional soccer club based in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, US. The Galaxy competes in Major League Soccer (MLS) as a member of the Western Conference. The club began play in 1996 as one of the league’s 10 charter members. The Dignity Health Sports Park serves as their home facility.

Pickleball incorporates components of tennis, table tennis and badminton all into one. It can be played both indoors and outdoors, with standard court size the same as a badminton court or a modified tennis court. The game is usually played as singles or doubles using paddles and a plastic ball with holes.

Exulted Katie Pandolfo, Dignity Health Sports Park General Manager, “We are thrilled to announce the launch of Galaxy Park as we celebrate Dignity Health Sports Park’s 20th anniversary in 2023. With the creation of Galaxy Park, the Dignity Health Sports Park and the LA Galaxy are furthering their commitment to create opportunities for youth and adults to play sports and live an active lifestyle.”

‘Dignity Health Sports Park’ further stated that the LA Galaxy staff will offer a range of youth programs including Galaxy Juniors, camps, clinics and skills training for youth players, and all levels of ability to play soccer in a challenging and exciting environment. Programing will also include youth and adult leagues and tournaments.

Commented Chris Klein, LA Galaxy President, “The LA Galaxy is proud and excited for the launch of Galaxy Park. As a club, we are committed to the advancement of the sport at all levels and want to continue providing a platform for everyone to explore and grow the game of soccer in our communities. As we continue to invest in our fan experience, we see Galaxy Park as a great space for our fans to utilize on both gamedays and outside of LA Galaxy home matches.”

Southern California-based AGIA, LLC (known as Taktika Padel and Pickleball), operators of all Padel programing and activities at the award-winning Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego have been selected to manage the various courts including coordinating and staffing for private and group lessons, clinics and tournaments.

Enthused Gabriel Perez Krieb, AGIA, LLC (Taktika Padel and Pickleball), “We are thrilled to partner and join forces with AEG and Galaxy Park to develop and operate this one-of-a-kind venue. This partnership is key to our mission of introducing and growing Padel, one of the fastest growing sports in the world, in California and the United States. With over 25 million people playing Padel worldwide, and with the rich cultural diversity that Carson and the greater Los Angeles contain, Padel is the perfect sport to bring to the community. We believe our experience and expertise will develop a strong and diverse community through Padel and Pickleball that is reflective of the state-of-the-art facility and will quickly be known as one of the only premier all-racquet sport facilities in Los Angeles.”

The Galaxy Park will serve as an extension of the LA Galaxy Sports Complex and the Kinecta Soccer Center, powered by the LA Galaxy, in Torrance, California. Located across the street from the Kinecta Soccer Center, the 6.2-acre LA Galaxy Sports Complex features high-quality synthetic turf and energy-efficient sports lighting for year-round soccer, football, lacrosse, rugby, and other sport playability. With two turf fields and five futsal fields, the Kinecta Soccer Center, powered by the LA Galaxy, offers youth and adult leagues, pick-up games, open field time, field rentals, tournaments, camps and clinics, birthday parties and other sport-related sessions including volleyball courts for club or private use.

Through Galaxy Park, the LA Galaxy Sports Complex and the Kinecta Soccer Center, powered by the LA Galaxy, the LA Galaxy and Dignity Health Sports Park reaffirmed their commitment to the greater Los Angeles area communities by promoting the sport to players of all ages and skill levels in a safe and organized environment, striving to foster sportsmanship and physical fitness while maintaining a fun, enjoyable and exciting atmosphere.

Naming entitlements, comprehensive sponsorships and commercial partnerships for all aspects of the new development are being handled by the AEG Global Partnerships.

Put in Josh Veilleux, Senior Vice-President, AEG Global Partnerships, “We are beyond excited about the opening of Galaxy Park which will bring fantastic opportunities for new and current partners to engage with the thousands of people in our community who will enjoy and benefit from this collection of venues. This new park will allow for a variety of entitlement areas, product integration, employee outings, community events, and so much more for partners to be ingrained into in unique and impactful ways. We look forward to showcasing this substantial enhancement to the Dignity Health Sports Park in the coming months.”

Additional details about official unveiling and ribbon-cutting ceremonies of the Galaxy Park and other programing to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Dignity Health Sports Park, located on the campus of the California State University, Dominguez Hills, will be announced at a later date.

Los Angeles, California, US-based the Anschutz Entertainment Group, also known as AEG Worldwide, is an American global sporting and music entertainment presenter and a subsidiary of The Anschutz Corporation. It is the world’s largest owner of sports teams and sports events.

The AEG Global Partnerships creates innovative experiences for brands to reach their desired audience at relevant moments, both in person and online. The company works constantly to deliver the best entertainment experience for millions of engaged sports and live music fans throughout the world. The AEG Global Partnerships represent AEG’s entire portfolio of assets, from world-class venues to powerful sports franchises and iconic music brands. It exists to develop authentic marketing programs that make an impact for its partners and its fans.

Taktika Padel and Pickleball provide comprehensive industry-related systems including installation of padel and pickleball courts, facility and court management and the development of programs and tournaments.

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