Saturday's El Trafico clash will be played behind closed doors. But LAFC still have plans to make their fans a part of the experience in Saturday's match against the LA Galaxy (6 pm ET | FOX, MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada), reports Kevin Baxter for the LA Times.
The plans include using sound recorded from conference calls with hundreds of LAFC supporters, ambient stadium noise from previous games, and even a remote version of the club's pregame falconry ritual.
It’s important to not only deliver some sense of normalcy to our match days, but really to give our players some of that home-field experience,” Al Raitt, LAFC’s director of match day presentation, told Baxter. “They’re used to having constant support throughout the match, whether that’s music, whether that’s chants, whether that’s hype videos, replays on the big board, anything that makes the stadium feel like more than a preseason match.
“We can never match exactly what the 3252 brings on a match day. But we’re going to try.”
For more on what to expect, check out the story at latimes.com.