Reporter Evan J. Lancaster covers local opposition over plans to bring professional soccer team LA Galaxy to the Championship Stadium located inside Irvine’s Great Park. Those against allowing the team to play there cite the possible displacement of beloved local Orange County Soccer Club (OCSC) as a major point of concern.
“Fans expressed the fear that the proposal would ultimately evict the Orange County Soccer Club from Championship Stadium and give exclusive rights to the LA Galaxy for Division 3 use,” writes Lancaster. “Presented by the City Manager’s office, the proposal takes into consideration complaints from community groups over access to the facility. ”