SANTA MONICA – The LA Galaxy has invested a whopping $1,000,000 into enhancing the LA Galaxy Girls Academy fields. The plan is to completely upgrade Field 7 at StubHub Center which will then serve as the official training field for the Galaxy Girls. The girls will also be able to use all the StubHub training Facilities that the LA Galaxy, LA Galaxy II and LA Galaxy Academy use.
According to a news release, the current field will be replaced with AstroTurf’s advanced DT32 System and Zeofill will be installed. The field is set to be finished this summer. This is just in time for the Galaxy Girls to have a little time to practice before they play in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy League (USSDA) women’s inaugural season that starts in September.
LA Galaxy Girls’ Academy Director Kevin Hartman is looking forward to upgrading the current field. “We’re excited to implement these upgrades to Field 7 ahead of the start of the LA Galaxy Girls’ Academy 2017 season,” he said in a news release. “We will continue to invest in resources for our Girls’ Academy to ensure a top-class environment that is on par with all LA Galaxy teams that train at StubHub Center. Establishing a high-quality training field that will be available exclusively to our girls is a big step for our program,” Hartman concluded.
The LA Galaxy Girls Academy is currently the only Girls Academy program to be completely funded by an MLS team. It will have a U-14, U-15, U-16/17, and U-18/19 team.
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