Los Angeles Football Club, Banc of California Stadium

Overview 

With a growing interest in soccer and the need to better reach a growing fanbase and the greater community, the Los Angeles Football Club constructed the new Banc of California Stadium to provide a new home for their soccer team. 

Additionally, the Los Angeles Football Club wanted to compete with other soccer clubs across the country while matching the diversity of its bustling city by including a conference center, fine dining and casual restaurants, retail, office, and conference spaces, a museum, and indoor and outdoor green places as part of their new stadium. 

Southland provided design-build HVAC, plumbing, piping, and sheet metal including plans for a central plant, food service connections, and hydrotherapy in locker rooms for the new, 22,000-seat stadium. 

A two-story, 37,000 SF ancillary mixed-use building was also constructed concurrently with the stadium and completed at the same time. 

Approach 

To meet the specific air quality needs of the 15-acre complex, Southland built a new central plant consisting of 2 chillers totaling 500-tons of cooling, 3 outdoor air handling units, 105 variable air volume terminal units, 12 variable refrigerant floor air conditioning systems, 10 DX split systems, and 3 rooftop package air conditioning systems. 

To meet the food service connections and kitchen requirements of the numerous restaurants, Southland built 14 kitchen grease exhaust and make-up air systems and four custom pollution controls systems for the overall kitchen exhaust systems, meeting the food service connections and kitchen requirements. 

Additionally, 36 general exhaust systems, a 700 GPM domestic water systems and an 11,000 CFH natural gas systems were also installed. Southland also provided the design and installation of a field drainage system. 

Result 

Southland successfully delivered design-build services for the multiple mechanical needs of the new stadium and performed work on projects that would offer a new space for soccer fans and Los Angeles citizens to enjoy.  

Overall, this project met its 35 percent involvement requirement from certified minority, women-owned, small, disadvantaged, and/or disabled veteran business enterprises. 

The stadium is also the first open-air stadium built in Los Angeles since the 1960s.