Meeting the Team
It’s the day of the year that most Chivas USA Season Seat Holders wait for throughout the entire year (the other is the day we win against the Galaxy). Fans start arriving early wearing all their Chivas USA gear ready to meet the team. And that’s just what happened last Saturday morning, August 4th at The Home Depot Center.
After having their regular training at 9:30 a.m., the First Team headed down to the locker rooms to prepare to meet the anxious fans that were waiting for them outside the stadium. Meanwhile, fans had the opportunity to take photos with the one and only ChivaFighter, and purchase their Red-and-White gear from the Team LA store at an awesome discounted price.
Once the clock hit 11:30 a.m., the gates finally opened and hundreds of fans rushed into the stadium, eager to meet all their favorite players and coaching staff who were located all over the stadium.
“This event was phenomenal,” said Guest Relations Manager Gary Gomez. “It really was a valuable and memorable day for our fans that had the opportunity to interact with our players.”
The hundreds of lucky fans then had 90 minutes to mingle, take pictures or ask for autographs from every single member of the team. Once the time was up, all fans were directed to the stands where both Head Coach Robin Fraser and Goalkeeper Dan Kennedy thanked all fans for their support. Three fans then had the opportunity to participate in the Crossbar Challenge. The prize? If fans hit the crossbar, they would get their season seats for free. Unfortunately, none of the three selected fans were able to hit the crossbar. To conclude the big event, fans headed down to the field where a group photo was taken with the team. (Photos available on Facebook)
“My family and I had a really great time; we didn’t really expect an event like this,” said Chivas USA fan, Mark Amador. “We thought we would be taking pictures and we came in, got a tour of the whole stadium, met the players, coaching staff and it was just an awesome experience.”
If you want to get an experience like this, make sure to get your Season Seats for the upcoming 2013 season! Contact Gary Gomez at (310) 630-4581