Los Angeles Finds a Communal Way to Enjoy The World Cup

Jeremy Rosenberg of Next American City examines how the people of Los Angeles get together to watch the world cup, in the absence of any primary public meeting space.

Trafalgar and Times squares are used by Londoners and New Yorkers to watch summer sporting events such as the Olympics together. Los Angeles has one of the largest soccer playing and watching populations of any American city, but lacks an obvious public space in which to gather. Events such as the 'Outpost Cup,' a pick up soccer game organized near downtown LA seek to circumvent this problem and succeeded in bringing over 600 people together an raised money for Outpost for Contemporary Art.

Full Story: City/Culture: Soccer & the City


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