Mike Davis

LAFC christens new Banc of California Stadium with a thrilling win, and Angelenos feel right at home

LAFC christens new Banc of California Stadium with a thrilling win, and Angelenos feel right at home

The city glistened in the distance, the Los Angeles skyline glowing through an opening in the giant white canopies.

The city chugged along the edges, slowly streaming cars gleaming from both Figueroa Street and the 110 Freeway.

Beneath it all the city’s heart thumped, on a giant patch of Bermuda grass surrounded by a diverse collection of Angelenos, thousands of them, constantly chanting and cheering and connecting.

“Los-An-gel-es, oh, oh, oh, oh,’’ the fans sang, again and again, delighting in this new home within a home.

The official opening of the 22,000-seat Banc of California Stadium in Exposition Park on Sunday night was about more than a soccer match or...

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