A Grand Debut: StubHub Center
By: eBay Inc. Staff
Last week, StubHub Center was officially unveiled at a festive event featuring fireworks and skydivers jumping onto the field, followed by an exciting Major League Soccer (MLS) game with home team L. A. Galaxy against the Portland Timbers.
Prominent figures such as the CEO of Anschutz Entertainment Group, the owner of StubHub Center; Galaxy’s president and players; and the MLS commissioner were in attendance, as well as 150 StubHub employees who traveled to the Carson, California stadium from San Francisco, New York, Connecticut, Utah, Texas and other locations.
Formerly known as the Home Depot Center, StubHub Center is home to Chivas U.S.A., another MLS team, as well as the U.S. Soccer Federation and the U.S. Tennis Association. It is also an official U.S. Olympic training site. StubHub, which is owned by eBay Inc., is the first major ticketing company to brand a public venue with its name.
StubHub Center features a variety of fan-friendly features, such as a new fanfest area in the venue’s southwest plaza, a create-your-own customized commemorative ticket station, an interactive Ticket Oak, giveaways in Ticket Oak’s backyard, seat upgrades, a branded StubHub suite and more.
Chris Tsakalakis, the president of StubHub, and the StubHub crew welcomed Galaxy fans from the Jumbotron during halftime. Watch the video here.