A New Jewel In The Crown For Major League Soccer
Los Angeles is a city built on entertainment and its sporting venues are no different. Banc of California Stadium provides both an intimate atmosphere and an exciting game-day experience for fans. On game days fans can enjoy the stadium seating which, at 34 degrees, is among the steepest in MLS. On non-game days the facility can host a variety of activities through its restaurants, museum, conference center and event decks. The stadium can also open its pitch for an additional 35,000-40,000 seats for concerts and community events.
We provided structural and façade engineering to Gensler for the design of the first open-air stadium built in Los Angeles since 1962.
The new development is on the former site of the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena and aims to support and enhance the revitalization of Exposition Park.
The stadium design has several unique features such as an exposed structure, long-span cantilevers and a roof clad with 190,000 square feet of ETFE film.
The ETFE film is self-cleaning under regular rainfall and flexible enough to handle geometric warping during a seismic event.