Soccer stadium earns LEED certification
Photo courtesy of LA Football Club.
Fans attending the first match at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles may not realize the stadium hit its goal of LEED certification.
Home to the Los Angeles Football Club, the 22,000-seat stadium is on the former site of the Los Angeles Sports Arena, near the USC campus.
Part of the stadium's green initiatives were centered around sustainable transportation, reported the Orange County Register.
Metrolink riders can take the Expo Line to the Expo Park/USC station, and five percent of parking near the stadium will have electric vehicle recharging stations.
The stadium, the first outdoor arena built in Los Angeles since Dodger Stadium in 1962, received LEED Silver certification. It's likely to be an inspiration for energy efficient building of future stadiums, such as the facility being built for the Rams and Chargers.
The stadium will host other events, such as concerts, during the off-season and possibly during soccer season, which ends in October.
Green building features
- 125,000 sq. ft of walkways and plazas open to the public.
- The roof will be covered with 190,000 sq. ft. of ETFE roofing to minimize glare and reflect heat.
- 440 bicycle parking spaces and bike path.
- 20 percent of parking spaces will have an EV-ready infrastructure.
- Pitch will be 86,000 sq. ft. of improved Bermuda grass