Our Daily Dread: You want cabanas, you got ’em


Your Home Depot Center listens. Even the 27,000-soccer stadium named after the home-improvement store.

The 125-acre facility in Carson, home of Major League Soccer from here until it runs out of money or fan interest, announced today that there will be “new additions” and “perks” for guests. Some of what will be obvious: Better food and drink menu.


But the topper: VIP four-seat cabana suites and new outdoor lounge on the west terrace above sections 104 and 105, available for single-game rentals. It comes with two VIP parking passes, comped food and drink with waiter service and access to the stadium club. How much do they cost? Enough so that it’s not listed in the press release the HDC issued today. You gotta call 877-604-8777.

Also note: The Stadium Club’s west terrace has been transformed into an outdoor lounge, complete with 2,295 square feet of Tiger Turf Sierra Pro synthetic grass, flat screen TVs, outdoor couches and lounge furniture and a full bar — oh, and 30 planters filled with jasmine flowers.

You can see it first tonight when Chivas USA opens the season against Colorado (7:30 p.m.) or Saturday when the Galaxy faces New England (8 p.m.).

As for the food: Fried chicken from Pollo Campero, Starbucks coffee and Cinnabon. Plus BBQ brisket stacker and pulled pork sandwiches, pizza-by-the-slice, tostadas grandes, super nachos … check it out (linked here).

“At the conclusion of the 2009 season, we issued an online survey to season ticket holders from both the Galaxy and Chivas USA, and one comment that was consistent was a desire for a wider variety of food and beverage options,” said Katie Pandolfo, the Home Depot Center general manager. “We are grateful for the feedback we received, and made several improvements during the off-season that we’re excited to roll out this weekend.”

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