The LA Galaxy announced today that the club will open their 2023 MLS regular season campaign by playing host to intercity rival LAFC in a historic clash at Rose Bowl Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 25, in a match presented by Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel. Rose Bowl Stadium, which was home to the LA Galaxy from 1996-2003, will become the biggest stage for Los Angeles’ marquee soccer rivalry between the LA Galaxy and LAFC as both teams open their 2023 MLS season at the iconic venue.
This match also represents the inauguration of the multiyear partnership between MLS and Apple, so fans around the world who are unable to attend this historic match in person will be able to watch it on the Apple TV app, which is available on Apple devices, smart TVs, streaming devices from Roku, Amazon, and Google, game consoles, and the web at tv.apple.com.
The LA Galaxy’s entire 2023 MLS regular season schedule, with kickoff times and broadcast details, will be announced at a later date as part of Major League Soccer’s full schedule announcement.
“The LA Galaxy are excited to write a new chapter in the storied soccer legacy of Los Angeles as we kick off our 2023 campaign against our intercity rival LAFC at the iconic Rose Bowl Stadium,” said LA Galaxy President Chris Klein. “We have a great history at the most legendary sports venue in the United States and know this will be a great spectacle for fans as we place one of the most exciting new rivalries in the world on LA’s biggest stage.”
The 2023 MLS Regular-Season Opener between the LA Galaxy and LAFC marks the 17th meeting between the two sides across all competitions, with the Galaxy leading the all-time series 7-4-5. In three matches played across all competitions against LAFC during the 2022 campaign, the Galaxy held a 2-1-0 record.
“This rivalry has, from day one, delivered an energy and electricity that together with incredible moments and memories on the pitch, has established it among the most engaging not only in Los Angeles but across MLS,” LAFC Co-President & CBO Larry Freedman said. “It is only fitting that we are now taking it to one of the most iconic venues in all of sports.”
The LA Galaxy played their first-ever match at Rose Bowl Stadium in a 2-0 win over the San Jose Clash on Sept. 29, 1996. In LA’s final competitive match at Rose Bowl Stadium, the Galaxy earned a 4-0 win over the Colorado Rapids in the first leg of the Western Conference Finals on Oct. 5, 2002. In 127 combined regular-season and postseason matches played at the Rose Bowl, the LA Galaxy hold a record of 86-32-9.
Tickets to the LA Galaxy vs. LAFC match at Rose Bowl Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 25 will go on sale to the general public on Friday, Oct. 28 at 10:00 a.m. PT. Fans may sign up for additional presale information at www.lagalaxy.com/rosebowl2023.
The only way fans can get tickets to this match right now is through an LA Galaxy Season Ticket Membership or Partial Plan. Fans can visit LAGalaxy.com/Tickets for more information.