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Banc of California Stadium edges closer to completion

Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion franchise Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) has taken a further step towards moving into its new home stadium after the pitch was laid at the venue.

LAFC is due to enter MLS this season and will play at the 22,000-capacity Banc of California Stadium.

The team is due to play its first MLS game at the stadium on April 29, when the Seattle Sounders travel to Los Angeles.

A team spokesperson told that players are expected to be allowed to train on the field in mid-April.

In August 2016, LAFC entered into a strategic partnership with Banc of California, under which the financial services company took on naming rights to the stadium in what was reported to be a 15-year deal.

LAFC kicks off its maiden MLS season with a trip to face the Sounders at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field on March 4.

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