The David Beckham Academy in Carson, Calif., shut down shortly before Christmas with no official announcement, according to a report in the
A branch in London previously closed with very little fanfare. Both were jointly run by Anschutz Entertainment Group, owner of the Los Angeles Galaxy, and 19 Entertainment, Beckham's management team. The closure in California cost a handful of full-time staff their jobs.
"The David Beckham Academy will no longer operate its Los Angeles location," said a memo from AEG spokesman Michael Roth, which the
Attendance never reached anticipated levels and frequency of camps decreased steadily until the academy closed.