Tour: Banc of California Stadium
July 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
AIA Members $20 | General Admission $40 (on sale July 14)
Banc of California Stadium is the home of Major League Soccer’s latest expansion team, Los Angeles Football Club. Gensler designed the new 22,000-seat facility for L.A.’s Exposition Park, anchoring the Figueroa corridor and capitalizing on great views of the downtown skyline as the home of “L.A.’s Team.”
Learning Objective 1:
Participants will discover how Gensler worked together with the LA Football Club and the project team, and the decision making process that resulted in the stadium’s unique design features: for example, the 22,000-seat stadium’s bowl is the tightest to the pitch and the steepest cantilevered seating bowl in Major League Soccer, with expandability for special events.
Learning Objective 2:
Participants will understand how the project achieved LEED Silver certified status, through such features as the roof, which is covered with 190,000 sq. ft. of durable, lightweight, recyclable and self-cleaning ETFE film (that also minimizes glare and reflects heat.)
Learning Objective 3:
Participants will become familiar with other ways in which the stadium supports environmental sustainability: for example, 5% of the parking spaces have electric vehicle charging stations and 20% are electric vehicle ready infrastructure. The stadium also has 440 parking spaces for bicycles and a bike path to the stadium as part of the My Figueroa Project, and is adjacent to a light rail station.
Learning Objective 4:
Participants will gain a better understanding of how the stadium project serves the local community as well as the city at large. It offers 37,000 square feet of new development, including restaurants and retail; it also accommodates additional programming like concerts and local sports practice. The stadium was a catalyst for jobs in the community, and LAFC made a point of hiring locally for construction jobs and employment at the stadium.