Banc of California Stadium

A Preseason Glimpse of the Future

A limited amount of The 3252 crammed the bleachers to support LAFC as it played a final scheduled preseason match Sunday at UCLA.

The 3252 marched through the UCLA campus, began singing songs of support before the players took the pitch for warm-ups, and did not stop until LAFC left for the locker rooms. 

LAFC remains undefeated this preseason earning a 4-4 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps. Carlos Vela scored twice, the first goal a beautiful free kick to the top right corner out of reach of Vancouver’s keeper Brian Rowe. The second a successful penalty kick following a hard foul on Diego Rossi in the penalty area.

Latif Blessing scored at the beginning of the second half and the final score came via a Vancouver own goal.

LAFC head coach Bob Bradley said the presence of the 3252 created a winning atmosphere.

“We’ve got real supporters and real passion,” Bradley said. “They brought their 'A' game and that’s just the start.”

 

THE 3252 ON TOUR

LAFC is headed to Sacramento, Seattle and beyond, and so is The 3252. Members of The 3252 have exclusive access to LAFC’s supporters section at away games. Keep your eye on social media for ticketing information and upcoming LAFC events. Be sure to follow The 3252 Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more details.

by: Mark Rojas

Photos by: Oscar Ibarra

Drumming Up Support

“In the City of Angels /
In Black and Gold /

Where we will FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT /
For LAFC!”

Supporters have gathered in the shadows of the currently under-construction Banc of California stadium workshopping chants in preparation for Los Angeles Football Club’s MLS debut.

Hundreds within The 3252 could be heard far down Figueroa street and MLK boulevard as we practiced our English and Spanish anthems. Drums of all sizes - including some larger than our kids - could be heard echoing through the stadium and construction site.

Each session is an opportunity for longtime supporters and newcomers alike to come together and grow the soccer culture in Los Angeles, turning the North End into a force to be reckoned with.

“You have so many elements of the supporter culture coming together,” 3252 member Sal Reyes said. “LAFC hasn’t even kicked a ball yet.”

LAFC players, including Jordan Harvey, Joao Moutinho and Tristan Blackmon, have also made appearances at previous sessions.

“You made me feel at home since day one and I will forever be grateful for that,” Moutinho said.

Just as the LAFC players are practicing for the pitch, supporters are preparing to stand and chant the full 90 minutes.

LAFC just built a Formula 1 car and The 3252 are fine-tuning the engine, Reyes said.

Become a Part of the Movement

Keep your eye on social media for our next drum session, be sure to follow The 3252 Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more details.

The 3252 on Tour

Members of The 3252 have exclusive access to LAFC’s supporters section at away games. Our supporters have already invaded Philadelphia for the MLS SuperDraft. Upcoming 3252 trips include Sacramento, Seattle and Salt Lake City.

The Foundation is Laid

The foundation for our new home has been set. North America’s first safe standing rail seating is nearly complete on the North End. The SuperDraft is upon us.

Our LAFC season is here, and our supporters are ready.

Gearing up for our inaugural season, The 3252 toured the Banc of California Stadium Jan. 14, accompanied by LAFC’s newest defender Jordan Harvey, his wife Kim and daughter Harlow.

For some of us, this was our first glimpse inside our second Los Angeles home. For all of us, we saw the extensive progress going on within.

It’s dusty, with nails scattered all over and rebar projecting from areas that will soon be stairs, but our stadium is progressing upon the foundation we have laid.

Banc of California Stadium updates:

  • Safe standing rail seating for supporters is nearly complete, with cup holder installation next on the list.
  • The addition of the safe standing seating makes BOC eligible to host FIFA matches.
  • Seats throughout the stadium are undergoing installation.
  • The 40-foot-wide Panasonic video board on the northwest side is up and covered for weather.
  • The south side 120-foot-wide Panasonic video board is currently being installed and will be the largest LED video board in MLS.
  • The supporters’ bar will feature a scarf wall, trophy cases, art and other 3252 supporters’ items.

Stadium highlights:

  • The closest seats are only 12 feet from the touchline.
  • Every seat will be within 135 feet of the pitch.
  • Seating will be among the steepest in MLS, at 34 degrees.
  • BOC is the first open-air stadium built in Los Angeles since Dodger Stadium in 1962.

Follow The 3252 Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for information on upcoming Drum and Chant sessions, supporter events, player updates and more.

We’re excited to welcome our team to their new home in April!

Welcome home, LA.

- By Lindsay Ivins