December 8, 2016
LAFC starts to pour concrete for stadium
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Football Club has begun construction of its new soccer stadium on the former site of the Los Angeles Arena. The effort began with the pouring of the stadium's first concrete slabs, building the foundation for the new $350 million state-of-the-art facility, Banc of California Stadium.
|Workers begin pouring concrete at LAFC's new stadium
Photos courtesy of LAFC
After several weeks of demolition, excavation and digging, construction workers and club owners gathered with over 130 concrete trucks to pour the initial 1,300 cubic yards of concrete needed to form the foundation, marking the beginning of the stadium’s next phase of construction.
“This is a major milestone for our team, fans and city,” said Tom Penn, LAFC President and co-owner. “This concrete pour is not only an important step towards the completion of the stadium, but also a significant accomplishment for the community that has helped make this dream possible.”
A total of 35,000 cubic yards of concrete will be needed to complete the project for the 2018 inaugural season.