Glendale, CA (April 23, 2018) PCL Construction is pleased to announce the completion of the Banc of California Stadium, the first open-air stadium in Los Angeles built since 1962 and home to the newest Major League Soccer team, the Los Angeles Football Club. As the general contractor, PCL built the state-of-the-art, 22,000-seat soccer arena in less than 20 months.
Located in Exposition Park next to the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the Banc of California Stadium stands as an awe-inspiring addition to the New Ninth Council District. Although the locality of the area is home to world-class museums and park facilities, the densely populated area is also known to be one of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in South Los Angeles.
"PCL took a grassroots approach along with LAFC and their owners in making sure the community was involved in what we were building,” stated PCL Los Angeles district manager Cathy Orquiola. "This community has helped to build the stadium and are as passionate about seeing their community thrive as we are.”
PCL paid $6.3 million in wages to residents within a five-mile radius from the LAFC project site. Over 870 local hires had the opportunity to work on the project, of which, 40 individuals from these underserved communities were provided with an opportunity to work in construction for the first time as apprentices. In addition, $85 million went to certified minority, women-owned and disabled veteran small businesses.
The premium fan-based stadium features a symbolic 190,000-square-foot ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) roof canopy, as well as five concourse levels, 22 box suites with new Dorma operable glass systems, a terrace balcony, removable foyer seating to expand the capacity for special events and 100,000 square feet of ancillary space for entertainment and many more exclusive opportunities for the public.
About PCL Construction
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of more than $6 billion USD, making PCL one of the largest contracting organizations in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.