Banc of California Stadium FAQ
Q: Where will the Banc of California Stadium be located?
A: The Los Angeles Sports Arena is the site. There are a large number of critical steps that need to be taken to make this vision a reality. We remain hopeful that all critical milestones can be met so that we can start our inaugural season in the new soccer stadium by 2018.
Q: Why has the Club decided to build a new stadium in South Los Angeles?
A: Exposition Park has a rich sports history and serves as an anchor for the southern end of Los Angeles’ Figueroa development corridor, which extends north to Dodger Stadium. The area is well served by existing public transportation, including the Expo Line Light Rail, which will provide convenient access to the stadium for our fans.
Our goal is to build a stadium that will be the hub for L.A.’s growing soccer culture, bringing the world’s favorite sport to one of the City’s most historic areas. We are excited to be in the heart of Los Angeles and look forward to actively participating in a revitalization of one of LA and California’s most notable landmarks, Exposition Park, and bringing the benefit of tax revenues and private investment to this location and the surrounding community.
Q: How will the new stadium be financed? Will this cost taxpayers anything?
A: The Los Angeles Football Club and its partners will privately finance the new stadium. The project will require a significant amount of infrastructure and environmental abatement and remediation. The Los Angeles Football Club does intend to have discussions with the City and State to identify opportunities that the project will be qualified for under their guidelines. No money from the City’s general fund will be used for this project.
Q: When will the groundbreaking take place?
A: Groundbreaking took place on August 23, 2016.
Q: What other events can Banc of California Stadium potentially host?
A: Concerts, festivals, and other community events can all be hosted at the new stadium.
Q: What is included in this construction project?
A: In addition to the 22,00-seat soccer venue, the project will include restaurants, retail, and conference space. In addition to game-day activity, the project will provide an economic boost to the area around the stadium and to the surrounding communities on non-game days as well.
Q: What is the Los Angeles Football Club’s Corporate Social Responsibility Program?
A: Our proposed project is expected to generate over 1,200 new construction jobs and 1,800 full-time operational jobs. Our Club is committed to corporate responsibility and equal opportunity. We expect many of these jobs will be filled by workers from the local community. We project that this development will add $129 million in annual economic activity from normal operations and $274 million in short-term economic investment through the construction of the stadium.
This opportunity will provide a boost for the community of Los Angeles, not only by creating thousands of jobs, but also by creating new entertainment options and increased revenues for area businesses in a part of the city that has not enjoyed the same economic recovery as the rest of Los Angeles.
Q: Will the new construction jobs be union?
A: Yes, construction of the new stadium will include a project-labor agreement. Our partnership with the Los Angeles and Orange County Building & Construction Trades Council will help us deliver an on time and on budget project that will provide local hiring and good wages with benefits.
Q: Whats the best way to stay up to date on all news and information surrounding Banc of California Stadium?
A: Updates, news, and answers to frequently asked questions will be posted to our websites at LAFC.com, Twitter @LAFC, Instagram @LAFC, and Facebook throughout the development process. Fans, neighbors, and residents are also welcome to send their thoughts and suggestions to Los Angeles Football Club via email at club@LAFC.com.