We now know what to expect from the next big development coming to Exposition Park, thanks to renderings that have been released of the design for the Banc of California Stadium. The home for the Los Angeles Football Club soccer team will hold 22,000 fans when it opens in 2018.
The new stadium will replace the now-demolished L.A. Sports Arena that previously occupied the site. Details released by the team about the plan for the LEED Silver-certified structure include an open-air playing field landscaped with 86,000 square feet of natural, living Bermuda grass, and an overhang for the seating areas constructed out of 190,000 square feet of high-tech roofing that reflects away heat and minimizes the sun’s glare.
If you’re scared of heights, you might not want to buy nosebleed seats for a future L.A.F.C. match. To keep the footprint of the new stadium to the size of the original Arena, the new design builds up, rather than out. That means the steepest seating grade of any stadium in the MLS and seats going up to 85 feet high. On the other end of the spectrum, should you spring instead for the closest seats, you’ll be only 12 feet away from the field of play.
Soccer fans who can’t wait for the big reveal can already start supporting their new favorite team. Through the end of 2016, the team is taking reservations to join the L.A.F.C. Originals program, which, for a $50 fee, entitles members to guaranteed season ticket priority and locked-in pricing when the time does come, along with assorted other perks. This is just the latest reveal for the soccer team. To check out their logo reveal, click here.
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