Banc of California Stadium

Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group provided LEED v3 and Title 24 commissioning services for the new Banc of California Stadium—a soccer stadium in Downtown Los Angeles for the newly-created Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC).


  • Construction Cost: $350 million
  • Client/Owner: Legends | Banc of California
  • Architect: Gensler
  • Contractor: PCL Construction
  • Completion Date: Estimated 2018


This $350 million stadium is situated next to the famed Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and seats 22,000 soccer fans with amenities including luxury suites. The soccer-specific stadium is highlighted by a series of canopies that provide weather shielding for spectators and frame views of the skyline.

The project was challenging because the project schedule was accelerated in order to be completed in time for an early opening game for LAFC. As such, the commissioning and construction finalization took place when occupancy had already occurred.

Tetra Tech raised the issue of the chilled water flow bypass location during construction, as there were questions about the load. The minimum bypass load was not considered in the construction process, despite the need to provide a 24/7 load of 45 tons to telecom and electrical room FCU’s with the chilled water system. Ultimately, due in part to Glumac’s input, it was decided to increase the bypass piping size and have the chillers sequence of operations change such that the bypass loop is enough to chill the 24/7 spaces. This allows for the chillers to be off during unoccupied hours instead of having to turn them on for small units on a regular basis, ultimately resulting in energy savings for the owners.

Commissioned Systems:
  • Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) units
  • Air handling units
  • Constant Air Volume (CAV) and Variable Air Volume (VAV) terminal units
  • Chilled water system
  • Cooling towers
  • Fan coil units
  • General exhaust fans
  • Heated Hot Water (HHW) system
  • Kitchen exhaust fans
  • Make-up air units
  • Package air conditioners
  • Pollution control unit
  • Rooftop units
  • Variable refrigerant flow system (Samsung units)
  • Electrical systems
  • Lighting control systems
  • Daylight harvesting
  • Occupancy sensors
  • Plumbing systems
  • Domestic hot water systems
  • Water heaters
  • Circulating pumps
Image courtesy of Gensler