LA Galaxy in Santa Monica to Light Up the Ferris Wheel at Pacific Park Ahead Home Opener

The LA Galaxy will be at the Santa Monica Pier at 4:30 PM on Thursday, February 28th to celebrate their season kickoff. LA Galaxy midfielder Jonathan dos Santos, LA Galaxy mascot Cozmo and the LA Galaxy Star Squad will be on hand with cool swag and fun activities for all of the LA Galaxy Fans visiting Pacific Park.

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• LA Galaxy stars on site to meet & greet fans
• Free rides on the Pacific Wheel for select fans
• Free tries at Penalty Kick, LA Galaxy’s midway game
• Limited LA Galaxy treats will be available in the Park and at Scoops Ice Cream and Treats
• A custom light program all weekend long on the Pacific Wheel

LA Galaxy midfielder Jonathan dos Santos, along with Galaxy supporters, mascot Cozmo and the LA Galaxy Star Squad will be at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier as they light up the Pacific Wheel. Fans will have an opportunity to meet the stars and get photos. Santos will be in the Park around 4:30 PM. The team will also be present for the lighting of the Ferris wheel, which will feature LA Galaxy team colors and the LA Galaxy shield for the weekend.

In addition to the lighting of the Pacific Wheel at Pacific Park, the first 96 fans who find Cozmo and the Galaxy Star Squad will receive a free ride on the Pacific Wheel at Pacific Park. Star Squad members will also distribute game cards to guests on the Pier and Ocean Front Walk. The free game cards will be good for three kicks at Penalty Kick, a fun LA Galaxy themed game in Pacific Park’s midway. There will be fun plush and LA Galaxy prizes for players who can kick a soccer ball past Cozmo!

LA Galaxy themed treats will also be available for purchase at Pacific Park. Blue and gold cotton candy will be for sale inside the Park. Scoops Ice Cream and Treats will feature an LA Galaxy themed ice cream cookie sandwich made of Lappert’s premium Cookie Monster Ice Cream sandwiched between two sugar cookies decorated with the LA Galaxy logo.

The event is part of #Since96 week, a series of celebrations being held across Los Angeles ahead of the club’s 2019 home-opening match. The Pacific Wheel Ferris wheel at Pacific Park® on the Santa Monica Pier will be illuminated with the LA Galaxy Shield and team colors. The Pacific Wheel at Pacific Park will remain lit through the weekend. The Ferris wheel lights for special occasions throughout the year. Recent lighting events have been held for the LA Rams and the American Film Market. Pacific Park is a proud partner of The LA Galaxy and excited to once again participate in their season opening celebrations. If you can’t make it down to the Pier, be sure to check out the program on Pacific Park’s live web cams.

The LA Galaxy will begin with the 2019 Home Opener at Dignity Health Sports Park when the Galaxy host Chicago Fire on Saturday, March 2 at 5 p.m. PT. LA Galaxy Season Ticket Memberships for the 2019 Major League Soccer season at Dignity Health Sports Park are now available. Galaxy fans can go to www.lagalaxy.com/since96 to secure their 2019 LA Galaxy Season Ticket Memberships.

The Galaxy is LA’s premier Major League Soccer team. The club began playing in 1996 as one of the league’s first eight charter members. They originally played their home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Since 2003, they have played in Carson, California, at the recently re-named Dignity Health Sports Park. The franchise is one of Major League Soccer’s most successful teams, with a record five MLS Cups and having appeared an additional four time in the final, and won the Western Conference regular season title eight times, four Supporters’ Shields, two U.S. Open Cups and one CONCACAF Champions League title. In 2017, the club added the dubious MLS Wooden Spoon to its trophy case for finishing bottom of the MLS league table. In 2007, the club made international headlines with the signing of English player David Beckham from Real Madrid, the most high-profile transaction with Major League Soccer to that point. The club has fielded other high-profile international players including Ashley Cole, Robbie Keane, Luis Hernández, Giovani dos Santos, Jonathan dos Santos, Jorge Campos, Steven Gerrard, Zlatan Ibrahimović and American Landon Donovan who is the all-time leading scorer for both the club and the league.

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