Chivas USA Communications Department
O: (310) 630-4583
C: (310) 982-3656
18400 Avalon Blvd
Carson, CA 90746-2180
Chivas USA Training Site
The Home Depot Center serves not only as the stadium for Chivas USA but also as a state of the art training facility. The Home Depot Center holds ten soccer training fields, one of which hosts Chivas USA's daily training activities. In addition to a pristine field, the Home Depot Center also offers Chivas USA excellent locker rooms and weight rooms.
Chivas USA's practice schedule varies, but often includes training sessions at 10 a.m. from Tuesday through Friday, though the team often departs for away games on Thursdays. Chivas USA's training schedule is tentative and frequently subject to change, so members of the media wishing to attend practice should contact a member of the Public Relations staff prior to visiting the Home Depot Center.
Media Access to Chivas USA Practices
With few exceptions, Chivas USA practices are open to the media. Practices serve as an excellent opportunity for members of the press to get interviews, sound-bites, or simply a feel for the state of the team. Members of the media are strongly encouraged to contact a member of the Chivas USA Communications Department prior to attending practice so that any needs they may have can be properly dealt with.
Home Depot Center Media Guidelines
Members of the media planning on covering any Chivas USA home games should familiarize themselves with the Home Depot Center Media Guidelines found here.
Directions to the Chivas USA Offices from Los Angeles International Airport
Click here for directions to the Chivas USA offices in the Home Depot Center from all nearby major freeways.
Any member of the media planning to cover a Chivas USA game must submit a request for a media credential in writing to a member of the Chivas USA Public Relations Department at least 24 hours prior to game time. Media representatives who did not request a full-season press credential can request a single-game credential for home games by contacting Rodrigo Ochoa. Media members without credentials will not be allowed access to games. Credentials can be mailed out in advance, or can be picked up at the Press Will Call entrance.
Press Box Seating
The Home Depot Center features a state of the art open-air press box with adequate space to hold a large number of media members.
The Home Depot Center Press Box supplies wireless internet access to any media member with a username and password clearly displayed in the box. Telephones are also readily available for any media member who desires one.
Important Telephone Numbers
Major League Soccer
- Phone: (212) 450-1200
- Fax on demand: (201) 585-5411
CD Chivas USA Offices
- Phone: (310)630-4550
- Fax: (310)630-4551