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Orange County Soccer Club

Orange County Soccer Club

Orange County Soccer Club is Orange County’s only professional soccer team and official affiliate partner of the Los Angeles Football Club of Major League Soccer. Orange County SC is a part of the United Soccer League, the fastest growing Division II professional soccer league in the world comprised of 34+ teams across the United States. The team plays their home games at the Orange County Great Park’s Championship Soccer Stadium. Nestled right in the heart of the Great Park, the Championship Soccer Stadium has a capacity of over 5,000 for Orange County SC matches.
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Irvine Spectrum Center

Irvine Spectrum Center

The Spectrum Center offers more than 120 nationally recognized retailers, including unique stores. One of Southern California’s most popular shopping, entertainment, and dining destinations offers these larger-than-life examples of what entertainment is all about: The Giant Wheel was handcrafted in Italy, is 108-feet tall, and features over 52,000 LED lights projecting a dazzling 16 million color schemes. The view from its top makes Instagram users jealous. The Carousel is popular for a spin or two with kids of all ages. You’ll love the antique-designed horses and menagerie of other animals. The Spectrum 21 IMAX & RPX Complex offers your family 21 theatre screens and 6,400 seats, with luxurious plush recliners, an enhanced menu, and a lounge. And more including: Dave & Buster’s, Splash Pad Fountain, Luckey Climber, Improv Comedy Club and weekend entertainment.
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Historic Irvine

Historic Irvine

The history of Irvine is not a long one -- in fact, today's growing city celebrated its 40th anniversary in December 2011. But the Irvine region has a long and rich history, dating back to 1878 when James Irvine acquired his business partners’ interests in 168 square miles of future Orange County land for $150,000; today, that amount would equate to $3.56 million. The acquisition created the great Irvine Ranch consisting of 110,000 acres stretching 23 miles from the Santa Ana River to the Pacific Ocean. Visitors can explore the oldest standing structure within the original boundaries of Irvine Ranch, and the first wooden house erected between Anaheim and San Diego at the Irvine Historical Museum. In addition, the Irvine Ranch Historic Park, site of the original Irvine Ranch headquarters, features several of the original structures, including the home of James Irvine II, numerous barns and residential buildings. Step back in time at the La Quinta Inn in Old Town Irvine where 101 rooms of the hotel once served as the silos of a former lima bean and grain warehouse. In 1986, the silos were converted to the hotel. The center hexagonal concrete silos are now the interior corridors serving the rooms located in the exterior facing silos and the tin shed, kept mostly intact including the original main lift, is utilized as the area where the hotel serves breakfast. The hotel has a picture display including a brief history and description of "Historic Old Town Irvine."
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