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Banc of California Stadium Tour
April 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT$10.00 – $25.00
Join us for an exclusive field trip…just for Emerging Professionals!
Banc of California Stadium is now 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.” An emphasis on an exciting game-day experience captures a more personal relationship between players and fans by creating an intimate European-style character in this 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 the University of Southern California campus. The stadium opened in April 2018. (Description from the Gensler website).
Tour led by:
Tim McNeff, Senior Director Facilities, LAFC
Demetra Thornton, Senior Associate, Gensler
David Kirschenbaum, Structural Engineer, Thornton Tomasetti
Laura Marchand, Electrical Engineer, M-E Engineers, Inc. (MEP Engineers)
General Contractor: PCL Construction Services, Inc.
Some facts from the LAFC website: The first new open-air stadium built in the city of Los Angeles since Dodgers Stadium in 1962
The stadium is accessible from the expanded LA Expo line
At 34 degrees, seating is among the steepest in the MLS
The closest seats are only 12 feet from the touchline
Every seat is within 135 feet of the pitch
The stadium roof rises 85 feet above Figueroa St.
Five million pounds of steel went into the construction
The stadium is a LEED Silver certified building
125,000 sq. ft. of walkways and plazas are open to the public
The roof is covered with 190,000 sq. ft. of ETFE film
The pitch is 86,000 sq. ft. of improved natural Bermuda grass adapted for Southern California
Meeting location & parking info will be released to registrants prior to the tour.
Presented by the AIA|LA Emerging Professionals Task Force