Galaxy stadium improvements to include Beckham statue
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The Los Angeles Galaxy appear set to unveil a statue of former player David Beckham as one of their stadium improvements for the 2019 season.
Season ticket holders received an information packet from Dignity Health, the new stadium name sponsor, and among the listed physical improvements to the Galaxy's home venue in Carson, Calif., was a "David Beckham statue."
Other upgrades at the newly dubbed Dignity Health Sports Park will include a new sound system, an improved tailgating area, a renovated public plaza and an upgraded Galaxy headquarters.
Dignity Health took over as stadium sponsor from StubHub, which replaced the original stadium sponsor, Home Depot.
ESPN FC reported that it confirmed the statue will be ready for the start of the MLS season next month and that Beckham will be present when it is unveiled at a date not announced.
Beckham made 122 appearances for the Galaxy from 2007-12 and scored 19 goals. The former English star, who made a name for himself at Manchester United and Real Madrid, helped Los Angeles to a Supporters Shield crown in 2010 and 2011, along with Landon Donovan, and MLS Cup titles in 2011 and 2012.
Beckham, 43, is the controlling owner and team president of Inter Miami FC, an MLS expansion club that is due to begin play in 2020.