Banc of California Stadium

With extensive amenities and views of downtown Los Angeles, Banc of California Stadium sets a new benchmark for the premium Major League Soccer experience, creating a year-round destination that is active on game days and non-game days alike. A European-style soccer experience gives fans greater intimacy with players, getting them closer to the action. A 22,000-seat stadium for Major League Soccer’s latest expansion team, the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC), anchors the larger complex that includes 37,000 square feet of new development, including a restaurant, food hall, team store, and rentable private party terrace. The project serves as an anchor along the Figueroa Corridor, promoting economic development and revitalizing the community.
The client’s commitment to the true fan was demonstrated in making sure that, amid the spectacle of everything occurring at the facility, the action on the pitch was the driver that created the passion fueling it all. Exclusive supporter zones and a reduced distance from the stands to the pitch will help transform fans from “passengers to participants” on game day.
An emphasis on an exciting game day experience aims to capture a more personal relationship between players and fans by creating an intimate European style character in a state-of-the-art facility. Significant ancillary programmatic elements offer entertainment, retail, and dining opportunities to stadium goers as well as for visitors to the park, the nearby museums and USC campus. For this client group, the goal was always about creating the best fan experience available.
Use beyond game day was of critical importance. Ancillary program elements like a sports museum, club store and extended dining options not currently available in Exposition Park with drive use for sports fans and museum visitors. A conference center and luxury club will cater to executives and the USC community year round.

Project Details
Architect: Gensler
Completion: 2018
Size: 500,000 sf
Location: Los Angeles, CA
EUI: 20 kBtu/sf/yr

2019: International Olympic Committee and International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities – Architecture Bronze Prize
2019: Architizer – A+Awards Finalist
2019: Westside Urban Forum – Design Awards Public/Institutional Winner
2019: Illuminating Engineering Society – Lumen West Award of Excellence
2019: Los Angeles Business Council – Architectural Awards Grand Prize Winner
2019: The Downtown Breakfast Club – Roses & Lemon DTLA Rose Garden Award
2019: LA Downtown News – Downtowners of Distinction Awards
2019: LEED-NC Gold
2018: Engineering News-Record – Best Projects – California
2018: Engineering News-Record – Best Projects –Southern Calif. – Spots / Entertainment
2018: Southern California Development Forum – Design Awards Merit Winner
2018: The Architect’s Newspaper – Best of Design Awards Honorable Mention
2018: Los Angeles Business Journal – Commercial Real Estate Award Winner – Silver, Mixed-Use
2016: Los Angeles Business Council – Architectural Awards Winner

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