Cầu trường sẽ được xây cất và hoàn thành vào năm 2017, với chi phí lên đến 250 triệu mỹ kim.
Ông Henry Nguyễn cho biết cầu trường 22 ngàn chỗ so với các cầu trường túc cầu khác trong hiệp hội túc cầu Bắc Mỹ MLS.
Ông Henry Nguyễn là một thành viên trong tập đoàn chủ nhân của đội cầu, và cũng là người được đặc quyền khai thác hệ thống tiệm bán đồ ăn nhanh McDonald’s ở Việt Nam.
soccer team planned for MLS Los Angeles
A new club has been granted entry to the
professional soccer league, the
MLS. The team, which is currently known as Los Angeles Football Club, is owned
by some high-profile names and will begin operations in 2017. US
Major League Soccer's new
franchise - Los Angeles Football Club - has been unveiled by an astounding
22-person ownership group headed by Vietnamese-American venture capitalist
Henry Nguyen. Los Angeles
"We believe this team can become one of the most outstanding clubs in Major League Soccer and a globally-recognized brand," Nguyen said in a statement. "Today is day one and time for us to focus on developing a world-class stadium for the club to play in and for fans to enjoy."
Basketball Hall of Famer Magic Johnson and Peter Guber, who are both part of the ownership of Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers, are also among the leaders of the consortium listed on the club's website.
owner Vincent Tan, former U.S.
women's soccer legend Mia Hamm, celebrity life-coach Tony Robbins and 's husband and former
Major League Baseball player Nomar Garciaparra. Hamm
The new team is expected to start play in the 2017 MLS season and will compete with the existing LA Galaxy club for support. As well as plans for a new stadium, the club's coach and player roster have still not been set. The club's management will apparently be open to fan suggestions on the team's eventual name and logo.
"We will start playing in 2017 and fans will have a major voice in key decisions of the club. From our official name and logo, to kits and the stadium experience," read a statement on the LAFC.com website.
Earlier in the week, the league announced that the struggling Chivas
USA club, also based in , had ceased operations. Los Angeles
is a diverse,
vibrant market with millions of soccer fans, and we look forward to an intense
rivalry between the Galaxy and Los Angeles Football Club," said MLS
Commissioner Don Garber. Los Angeles
jh/al (AFP, Reuters)