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    Los Angeles FC documentary

    Watched an interesting documentary on You Tube last night on the foundation of LAFC. Its quite incredible that in only 4 years you can take an idea and turn it into a fully blown professional football club.

    Day 1 ...... No facilities, no players, no coaches, no training ground, no stadium, no supporters.

    Day 1,460 .... Incredible training facilities, an incredibly competitive squad, the best known manager in the USA, a beautiful 22,000 capacity stadium and a dedicated fanbase who sell the place out more often than not.

    Amazing what bottomless pockets and identifying the right market can do .... well worth a watch for those of us interested in such things, not least of all for the total involvement of the fans in every aspect of the stadium fit out, including safe standing


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    Have you got the link?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HH81 View Post
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    Have you got the link?
    Not great at links mate. It's in 3 parts which are all available, The first part is called 'We are LA FC birth of a club' hope that helps.

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    As an LAFC member (season ticket holder), and their approach to fan engagement is second to none. When the stadium was being designed, they had virtual mock-ups for fans to come and look at, and made changes to the design based on the fans input. Prior to COVID, they held fan sessions at the stadium where they covered every level of interaction and how to make it better. From discussing how people got to the stadium and how they could improve that experience, to catering and merchandise.
    During COVID, all of the MLS teams have had ritual watch parties over zoom, and those zoom calls are then either show. Inside the stadium or digitally added in the broadcast so that viewers can still see fan reactions.
    The football on the park hasnít been too bad either, but the behind the scenes engagement has been excellent.

    From what Iíve read on here and the club website, thereís definitely similar things that had been going on at Hibs to try and get the fans in to discuss with the club. Might be some cultural differences that determine the level of engagement perhaps, but itís certainly worked here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NAE NOOKIE View Post
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    Watched an interesting documentary on You Tube last night on the foundation of LAFC. Its quite incredible that in only 4 years you can take an idea and turn it into a fully blown professional football club.

    Day 1 ...... No facilities, no players, no coaches, no training ground, no stadium, no supporters.

    Day 1,460 .... Incredible training facilities, an incredibly competitive squad, the best known manager in the USA, a beautiful 22,000 capacity stadium and a dedicated fanbase who sell the place out more often than not.

    Amazing what bottomless pockets and identifying the right market can do .... well worth a watch for those of us interested in such things, not least of all for the total involvement of the fans in every aspect of the stadium fit out, including safe standing
    Nice one, will try and catch up with that

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    Quote Originally Posted by HibeesLA View Post
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    As an LAFC member (season ticket holder), and their approach to fan engagement is second to none. When the stadium was being designed, they had virtual mock-ups for fans to come and look at, and made changes to the design based on the fans input. Prior to COVID, they held fan sessions at the stadium where they covered every level of interaction and how to make it better. From discussing how people got to the stadium and how they could improve that experience, to catering and merchandise.
    During COVID, all of the MLS teams have had ritual watch parties over zoom, and those zoom calls are then either show. Inside the stadium or digitally added in the broadcast so that viewers can still see fan reactions.
    The football on the park hasnít been too bad either, but the behind the scenes engagement has been excellent.

    From what Iíve read on here and the club website, thereís definitely similar things that had been going on at Hibs to try and get the fans in to discuss with the club. Might be some cultural differences that determine the level of engagement perhaps, but itís certainly worked here.
    Say what you like about American sport, but they understand the input of the fan and the importance of it. 👍🏻

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