Los Angeles is known for being a sports hub, with professional teams spanning from football to baseball and everything in between. However, when it comes to soccer, LA is home to only one professional soccer team: the Los Angeles Galaxy. In fact, the team is only one of two professional soccer teams in California.
The MLS Los Angeles Galaxy’s home stadium is right next door to Torrance at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson. The space also lends itself to other sporting events (rugby, wrestling, boxing to name a few) as well as concerts. It will be one of the host stadiums for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, and will host some of the events during the 2028 Summer Olympics. Plus, if you stay in Torrance you’ll get easy access to the park and all its events without paying premium parking prices.
Here are some upcoming events to plan for:
US MEN’S NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM VS COLUMBIA
Jan 28, 2023
Fresh from the World Soccer Championship, the US Men’s Soccer Team will face Columbia at Dignity Health Sports Park. If you didn’t make it to Qatar, this is your chance to see these two national teams compete in person.
The Los Angeles Galaxy is one of the original MLS teams and the first and only club to win five MLS Cups (2002, 2005, 2011, 2012 and 2014). Catch one of their games during their 2023 season, with pre-season games starting in February:
Feb 4, 2023 – MLS Galaxy vs New York City FC
Feb 18, 2023 – MLS Galaxy vs New vs Toronto FC
HSBC RUGBY SEVENS LA SERIES
Feb 25-26, 2023
Heading back to California, Team USA will face off against the 15 best rugby sevens nations in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. It’s a rare chance to see so many teams in one place and it all happens over two days with over 40 games played. There’ll be an International Fan Festival there too with live music, food and entertainment from all over the world.
Pro Tip: Many Torrance hotels are offering special rates for the event. You can see them here.
A large, open-air stadium, Dignity Health Sports Park hosts a Summer Concert Series every year as well as several other events. They’ve yet to reveal their line-up for the 2023 Summer Concert Series, but we’ll be sure to tell you about it when they do. They also host several live boxing matches often.
Staying in Torrance is just down the road and a super convenient place to stay for any event at Dignity Health Sports Park. It’s a good idea to extend your stay and take in these sights while you’re here:
A dozen (and counting!) excellent craft breweries are yours to enjoy in Torrance. They all have their unique personalities and tastes, including the George Lopez Brewing Co., founded by comedian George Lopez.
One of the many perks of our local beach is that it’s not as crowded as other LA and Southern California beaches. Surf, take in the view, and take a load off to your heart’s content at Torrance Beach.
Torrance is home to one of the largest malls in the country, the Del Amo Fashion Center. It’s even been featured in films like Bad Santa and TV shows like Reno 911!. It’s 2.5 million square feet of shopping glory with more than 200 stores. Enjoy!
With over 400 restaurants in Torrance to choose from, there’s no shortage of amazing options. We even have our own Ramen Trail full of crave-worthy authentic ramen restaurants. There are also other Japanese restaurants to choose from along with a wide variety of Mexican, Vietnamese, Thai, Italian and many other authentic international cuisines too.
There are 15 excellent hotels to rest your head in ranging from luxurious suites to cozy and comfortable rooms. We recommend downloading our Hotel Reference Guide to consider all your options. Or book directly online to get the latest rates and availability. Several offer shuttles to shopping and the airport as well. Check out our hotel specials for the most current deals.
Torrance really is the smart play to rest between games and events at Dignity Health Sports Park. Relax on the beach, get some good eats and brews, and then recharge in your room. It’s the perfect game plan.
To make sure your getaway goes your way, it’s a good idea to stop by the California Welcome Center Torrance where you can get more personal suggestions. While you’re there, you can also plan your trip through our interactive kiosks, shop locally-sourced merchandise, get custom activity planning and more. The California Welcome Center is located in the Del Amo Fashion Center at the Main Entrance, Level 1. We hope to see you soon!