Banc of California Stadium
|United States of America
|23/08/2016 - 29/04/2018
|$ 350 million
|PCL Construction Services
|3939 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90037, USA
Banc of California Stadium – construction description
The second football-specific stadium in Los Angeles (after Carson’s StubHub Center) is expected for completion before the 2018 MLS season. It would sit beside the large LA Memorial Stadium, on the site of current Memorial Sports Arena. However, the location is yet to be approved.
Along initial concept, the stadium could be partially open towards north-east, where the skyscrapers stand. This LA skyline view would be visible to a large portion of spectators. Around the building some 12,000 square meters (130,000 sqf) of public green areas are planned, improving the stadium’s perception to locals.
The stands would encircle the field from all sides, though with a fairly irregular layout. Altogether it should hold 22,000 people and a large portion of that capacity would be dedicated to corporate viewers.
Space beneath stands and directly adjacent the stadium would be used for shops, restaurants, museum of world football offices (altogether nearly 10,000 sqm / 107,000 sqf).
The project should be built entirely with private funds and is estimated to cost $350 million. While no taxpayer money is required directly, LAFC owners expect public expense for surrounding infrastructure. In return they offer $2.5m per year in taxes, $129m annual economic activity from stadium operations and new jobs: 1,200 in construction phase and then 1,800 permanent ones.
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