Report: LAFC aim to build headquarters, training facility in Orange County

Tom Penn - LAFC - close-up

With LAFC securing their stadium site, attention turns to other facilities.

The club is looking at a site in Tustin, located in Orange County, where they would like to set up club headquarters, a training facility, a small stadium and much more, according to a report in The Orange County Register on Tuesday.

The report notes that in addition to those facilities for the MLS expansion team, the proposed development in Tustin would also include additional sports fields, including baseball diamonds, a medical center for athletes, a sports research lab, a field house and entertainment and housing options.

LAFC president Tom Penn (pictured above) is quoted in the report as saying that the project “would be a real destination attraction."

Other sites are also reportedly being examined for LAFC's training facilities and headquarters. The team's stadium, which will be located in South Los Angeles, is projected to open in 2018, and Penn noted in the OC Register report that the club is looking to have the training facilities ready by 2018, when the team is expected to begin play in MLS.