LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Soccer fans will get in on the reopening bonanza this weekend as they head to the Banc of California Stadium Saturday.
Los Angeles Football Club will reopen the venue for the first time in more than a year, though fanfare will be limited with only 4,900 allowed to be in attendance.READ MORE: Shootings With BB Or Pellet Gun Continue Across SoCal Freeways
The team’s home opener will be against newly-minted Major League Soccer team Austin Football Club, partly owned by actor Matthew McConaughey, who took to Instagram Thursday to hype the match.
“The City of Legends versus the City of Angels,” he said. “Will Ferrell, it is time for you to see what Austin is made of.”
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The stadium will also offer self-serve ticket scanners and food service via cell phone to promote distancing, and LAFC season ticket holders will be given priority in purchasing single-match tickets.