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LAFC Is Back For Season 6 | MLS Cup Champs Celebrate 2023 Season With Full Week Of Appearances & Community Events

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The reigning MLS Cup Champion Los Angeles Football Club is back for its sixth season in Major League Soccer with a week full of community events, player appearances and interactions throughout Los Angeles leading up to the Club’s home opener on Saturday, March 4 at 1:30 pm PT against the Portland Timbers at BMO Stadium.
 
The Black & Gold take to the streets of Los Angeles with appearances throughout the week at some of LA’s most popular locations, including an LAFC “Taco Tuesday Night” at TacosWay in San Fernando hosted by LAFC and MLS Season Pass broadcaster Max Bretos and the MLS Cup, LAFC defender Ryan Hollingshead serving the special LAFC version of the mochi donut at King’s Hawaiian Bakery & Restaurant in Torrance, and the iconic Pink’s Hot Dogs serving up the Pink’s LAFC Dog to fans.   
 
LAFC continues to be a Force For Good in Los Angeles, with community events planned throughout the week that include a player-led session of “Mondays at the Mission” at United Rescue Mission and The Black & Gold Run Club hosting a community run at BMO Stadium on Monday, Feb. 27.  In addition, students from the Sherman Oaks Center Enriched Studies program will visit the LAFC Performance Center on Tuesday, Feb. 28 and LAFC and BMO will host a youth clinic for students from the LAUSD Beyond The Bell program on Friday, March 3 at BMO Stadium. 

Fans and community members should be on the lookout for pop-up events and surprises throughout the week including player drop-ins at youth soccer training sessions and special give aways on @LAFC (Instagram) throughout the week. 

A full slate of LAFC’s bar partners will offer food & drinks specials throughout the week. 
 
The full schedule of events taking place throughout the week leading up to the Club’s first home match of 2023 are listed below.

MONDAY, FEB. 27

Monday, Feb. 27: 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

MONDAYS AT THE MISSION

WHERE: United Rescue Mission

545 San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

WHAT: LAFC Players to attend the Union Rescue Mission’s “Mondays At the Mission” class held for teenage students living at the Mission. One of the only programs of its kind in the world, the Goal of “Mondays At the Mission” is to bring hope and inspiration to students and offer weekly career and life skill classes to support their education and social growth of the youth living at the Mission.

Photos | Mondays At The Mission - 2/27/23
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Monday, Feb. 27: 7 PM – 10 PM

BLACK & GOLD RUN CLUB – COMMUNITY RUN

WHERE: BMO Stadium Gold Lot

3939 S Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90037

WHAT: The Black & Gold Run Club hosts a community run in the Heart of LA. Runners of all levels are welcome. Participants will be treated to post- run refreshments and a photo op to photo with MLS Cup. Those interested in joining the run can meet in the GOLD Lot at BMO Stadium at 7 PM. Free parking for participants in the Gold Lot.

TUESDAY, FEB. 28

Tuesday, Feb. 28: 12 PM

LAFC TRAINING VISIT FOR SHERMAN OAKS CENTER FOR ENRICHED STUDIES

WHERE: LAFC Performance Center

5401 Rancho Paseo Castilla

Los Angeles, CA 90032

WHAT: LAFC will host a private visit to the LAFC Performance Center for students of the Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies to watch practice and meet LAFC players.

Photos | Student Visit - 2/28/23
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Tuesday, Feb. 28: 5:30-6:30 PM

LAFC SO CAL YOUTH TEAM TRAINING PLAYER DROP IN

WHERE: Woodland Hills, CA

WHAT: MLS Cup Champion Ilie Sánchez will surprise a few lucky LAFC SO CAL Youth club teams with a drop in visit on their Tuesday evening training sessions.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1

Wednesday, March 1: 1 PM

LAFC TICKET MEMBER ZOOM WITH HEAD COACH STEVE CHERUNDOLO

WHERE: Online / Zoom

WHAT: LAFC Season Ticket Members will have the unique opportunity to speak with LAFC’s MLS Cup Championship winning Head Coach Steve Cherundolo.

Wednesday, March 1: 2:30 PM

KING’S HAWAIIAN BAKERY & RESTAURANT

WHERE: 2808 W Sepulveda Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505

WHAT: MLS Cup Champion and LAFC defender Ryan Hollingshead will visit with employees and fans at King’s Hawaiian Bakery & Restaurant. King’s Hawaiian is celebrating its new partnership with LAFC by giving away an exclusive, one-day only LAFC themed mochi donut at their Bakery and Restaurant to the first 100 guests starting at 2:30 PM. The donut will be decked out in LAFC Black & Gold to celebrate their partnership and the beginning of the new season.

Also, make sure to check out the newest addition to BMO Stadium, the King’s Hawaiian Grill. Located on the west concourse, The King’s Hawaiian Grill will be serving a Huli Huli Fried Chicken Sandwich, a Pulled Pork Sandwich and an Aloha Hot Dog all on soft and fluffy King’s Hawaiian bread, all season long!

THURSDAY, MARCH 2

Thursday, March 2: 1:45 PM

SOCCER TRAINING PLAYER DROP-IN

WHAT: LAFC First Team Players to surprise a local soccer team with a surprise drop-in at their team training.

Thursday, March 2: 3 PM – 5 PM

PINK’S HOT DOGS

WHERE: 709 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

WHAT: LAFC Broadcaster Max Bretos and the LAFC Street Team will be on hand to serve fans the Pink’s “LAFC Dog". Wear your LAFC gear to Pink’s and mention the LAFC IS BACK WEEK Special and get a free side of fries with purchase of an LAFC Dog.

FRIDAY, MARCH 3

Friday, March 3: 10 AM – 11 AM

BMO STADIUM DEDICATION & COMMUNITY CLINIC

WHERE: BMO Stadium

3939 S Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90037

WHAT: LAFC is hosting a dedication ceremony for the newly renamed BMO Stadium located in the heart of Los Angeles. LAFC Owners, L.A. City and County leaders, BMO executives and Angel City Football Club Owners will dedicate the stadium followed by a youth soccer clinic on the field for 50 children from the Los Angeles Unified School District.

SATURDAY, MARCH 4

Saturday, March 4: 7 AM - 11 AM

COMMUNITY CELEBRATION @ South LA Cafe

WHERE: South LA Café

1700 Browning Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90062

WHAT: In celebration of the Black & Gold’s 2023 home opener and the first MLS match played on the pitch of the newly renamed BMO Stadium, LAFC and BMO are teaming up to help fuel up fans heading to the stadium for the big game by offering to cover a cup of coffee for the first 200 LAFC fans in their LAFC gear who visit South LA Café.

Saturday, March 4: 12:30 PM

LAFC 2023 HOME OPENER – CHAMPIONSHIP CELEBRATION

LAFC vs Portland Timbers

WHERE: BMO Stadium

3939 S Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90037

WHAT: The Los Angeles Football Club will play its first home match of the 2023 season at BMO Stadium against the Portland Timbers at 1:30 PM PT. The stadium will host a special, can’t-miss pregame celebration of the 2022 MLS Cup Championship. Tickets for the 2023 Season are available now visit LAFC.com for more info.

2023 LAFC IS BACK WEEK – BLACK & GOLD HAPPY HOUR SCHEDULE

Monday, Feb. 27: 4 – 7 PM

TACOSWAY | LAFC HAPPY HOUR 

WHERE: 1245 San Fernando Road, San Fernando, CA 91303

WHAT: Happy hour specials for all fans that come in wearing LAFC gear

Monday, Feb. 27: 6 PM – 9 PM

KING’S ROW GASTRO PUB | LAFC HAPPY HOUR 

WHERE: 20 E Colorado Blvd, Suite 102, Pasadena, CA 91105

WHAT: Additional 10% off the happy hour menu for all fans that come in wearing LAFC gear

Tuesday, Feb. 28: 4 PM – 7 PM

LAFC TACO TUEDSAY @ TACOSWAY

WHERE: TacosWay – San Fernando

1245 San Fernando Rd, San Fernando, CA 9134

WHAT: Join LAFC Broadcaster Max Bretos for Trivia Night and Taco Tuesday at TacosWay.  Happy hour specials offered for fans wearing their LAFC gear as well as give aways, trivia prizes and a chance to see the MLS Cup trophy up close.

Tuesday, Feb. 28: 6 PM – 9 PM

KING’S ROW GASTRO PUB | LAFC HAPPY HOUR 

WHERE: 20 E Colorado Blvd, Suite 102, Pasadena, CA 91105

WHAT: Additional 10% off the happy hour menu for all fans that come in wearing LAFC gear

Wednesday, March 1: 4 – 7 PM

TACOSWAY | LAFC HAPPY HOUR 

WHERE: 1245 San Fernando Road, San Fernando, CA 91303

WHAT: Happy hour specials for all fans that come in wearing LAFC gear

Wednesday, March 1: 6 PM – 9 PM

KING’S ROW GASTRO PUB | LAFC HAPPY HOUR 

WHERE: 20 E Colorado Blvd, Suite 102, Pasadena, CA 91105

WHAT: Additional 10% off the happy hour menu for all fans that come in wearing LAFC gear

Wednesday, March 1: 4 PM – 7 PM

LOPEZ & LEFTY’S SPORTS BAR & CANTINA

WHERE: 1759 S. Claudina Way, Anaheim, CA 92805

WHAT: 15% off tab for fans in LAFC gear

Thursday, March 2: 4 PM – 9 PM

DISTRO CATORCE | BLACK & GOLD HAPPY HOUR 

WHERE: 1837 E 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033

WHAT: Wear any LAFC gear, buy any meal and get 50% off all draft beers. Offer available for Brunch 8:30am until 2pm and from 4pm until 9pm

Thursday, March 2: 4 PM -7 PM

TACOSWAY | LAFC HAPPY HOUR 

WHERE: 1245 San Fernando Road, San Fernando, CA 91303

WHAT: Happy hour specials for all fans that come in wearing LAFC gear

Thursday, March 2: 4 PM – 7 PM

LOPEZ & LEFTY’S SPORTS BAR & CANTINA | LAFC HAPPY HOUR 

WHERE: 1759 S. Claudina Way, Anaheim, CA 92805

WHAT: 10% discount on food and $5.00 Draft Beers.

Thursday, March 2: 4 PM – 9 PM

CAVEMAN KITCHEN | LAFC HAPPY HOUR 

WHERE: 2215 S. Vermont Ave., Unit 101, Los Angeles, CA 90007

WHAT: 15% off tab for fans in LAFC gear

Thursday, March 2: 5 PM – 8 PM

LOLA GASPAR | LAFC HAPPY HOUR 

WHERE: 211 W Second Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701

WHAT: 15% discount to everyone wearing LAFC gear from 5p - 8p. 

Thursday, March 2: 6 PM - 9 PM

KING’S ROW GASTRO PUB | LAFC HAPPY HOUR 

WHERE: 20 E Colorado Blvd., Suite 102, Pasadena, CA 91105

WHAT: Additional 10% off the happy hour menu for all fans that come in wearing LAFC gear

Thursday, March 2: 6 PM - 9 PM

SHANNON’S ON PINE | LAFC HAPPY HOUR 

WHERE: 209 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

WHAT: Happy hour specials from 3-6 PM and reverse happy hour from 9 PM – midnight for all fans wearing LAFC gear.

Friday, March 3: 4 PM – 2 AM

UNDERDOGS SPORTS BAR | LAFC HAPPY HOUR 

WHERE: 156 South Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91204

WHAT: Happy Hour specials for fans in LAFC gear

Friday, March 3: 4 PM – 7 PM

TACOSWAY | LAFC HAPPY HOUR 

WHERE: 1245 San Fernando Road, San Fernando, CA 91303

WHAT: Happy hour specials for all fans that come in wearing LAFC gear

Friday, March 3: 4 PM – 9 PM

CAVEMAN KITCHEN | LAFC HAPPY HOUR 

WHERE: 2215 S. Vermont Ave., Unit 101, Los Angeles, CA 90007

WHAT: 15% off tab for fans in LAFC gear

Friday, March 3: 3 PM – 6 PM

BROOKLYN AVE PIZZA CO | LAFC HAPPY HOUR 

WHERE: 2708 East Ceasar Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90033

WHAT: 10% of any tab during happy hour for fans in LAFC gear for all fans that come in wearing LAFC gear.

Friday, March 3:

CASA DE PANCHO MEXICAN GRILL (2 LOCATIONS) | LAFC HAPPY HOUR 

WHERE:

2:30 PM – 6 PM

20256 Valley Blvd, Walnut, CA 91789

- AND -

4 PM – 7 PM

400 Disney Way, Suite 212, Anaheim CA 92802

WHAT: Happy Hour specials for fans in LAFC gear

Friday, March 3: 6 PM – 9 PM

KING’S ROW GASTRO PUB | LAFC HAPPY HOUR 

WHERE: 20 E Colorado Blvd., Suite 102, Pasadena CA 91105

WHAT: Additional 10% off the happy hour menu for all fans that come in wearing LAFC gear

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