A Kick Like No Other – Pacific Park’s Newest Midway Game

One of Pacific Park’s newest midway games is not your typical pitch or race game… this one has a little bit of a kick to it! We’re pleased to introduce Penalty Kick, a game that will put your soccer skills to the test. Think you can make the goal? Stop by Pacific Park and try it out! You could even win your very own LA Galaxy jersey.

With the World Cup underway, there is a lot of excitement and spirit in the air! Fans sporting their favorite team colors, kids volleying and passing around a soccer ball ⚽ , lots of cheering and rooting as Russia hosts this year’s World Cup.


The 2018 FIFA World Cup is the 21st World Cup and is held every 4 years. This year’s host country is Russia and the tournament brings 32 teams into action from Jun 14, 2018 – Jul 15, 2018 at 12 different venues.

FIFA decided to create their own tournament since, due to low popularity in the United States, the Olympics didn’t plan to include soccer in the 1932 summer games. The first World Cup was held in 1930 in Uruguay and saw 13 teams compete. The World Cup has since doubled in size.

Los Angeles is happy to be one of the proposed host cities for the 2028 World Cup, taking place in North America. The 2028 competition will be the first to take place in three countries – the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The competition is expected to see an increase to 48 teams and 80 games.

The only time the World Cup has been played in the U.S. was in 1994 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.


LA Galaxy Crest on the world fanous Santa Moncia Pier

The Santa Monica Pier welcomes all fans and players alike. Try your luck and skill at Pacific Park’s all new Penalty Kick! Place the soccer ball in the Penalty Spot then aim, kick, and score into any of the 5 targets to WIN!

Just one more thing – defending the goal is Los Angeles’ very own COZMO from LA Galaxy!

Pacific Park and the LA Galaxy have teamed up to bring guests and fans a fun and unique soccer game experience that will get any soccer fan talking… or screaming – GOOOAAAALLLLLLLL!


The LA Galaxy, LA’s first MLS team, was created in 1996. The team is one of the ten founding teams in Major League Soccer and now plays out of the StubHub Center in Carson.


Check out this video of the LA Galaxy and Legend Cobi Jones at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier for their 2018 soccer opening season event!

The Penalty Kick targets have different degrees of difficulty and can be played by all ages. Win a small, medium, or large prize! A score into the top right corner of the yellow goal circle will win you any prize at the game! Prizes may range from a small plush to a fun pool float or a certified MLS team jersey, depending on availability.

After testing your soccer skills, try one of Pacific Park’s other fun and challenging midway games! Hit a free throw shot at our Long Range basketball game or try your chance to win at one of our water race games that puts players head to head, racing for the top spot. Pacific Park has 13 exciting games to choose from. Each game ranges from $2 to $6 per play.

Pacific Park is an oceanfront amusement park located in Santa Monica, California. The Park, located on the Santa Monica Pier, looks directly over the Pacific Ocean, has 12 family-friendly rides, exciting midway games and an over-the-ocean food court. The Park is open 365 days a year. Operating hours may vary due to special events or weather. Please visit www.pacpark.com/hours to confirm operating schedule before visiting.

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