The Ultimate Guide to LAFC Match Day

Tips on attending an LAFC match at Banc of California Stadium

LAFC fans at Banc of California Stadium
LAFC fans at Banc of California Stadium | Photo: LAFC, Facebook

Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) kicks off its third season on Sunday, March 1 against Inter Miami CF at Banc of California Stadium. Led by 2019 MVP Carlos Vela, LAFC are coming off a second season that saw them win their first major MLS trophy, the Supporter's Shield, with a record-breaking 72 points.

Whether you're a newbie or a longtime MLS fan, going to an LAFC game takes some planning in order to maximize the experience. Wear sunscreen, stay hydrated, and read on for tips on the best ways to attend a Los Angeles Football Club game.

LAFC match at Bank of California Stadium
Bank of California Stadium | Photo: LAFC

Banc of California Stadium

Located adjacent to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Exposition Park, the 22,000-seat Banc of California Stadium is the first open-air stadium built in the city since Dodger Stadium in 1962. The state-of-the-art "Cathedral of Soccer" boasts numerous amenities:

  • Every seat is within 135 feet of the pitch
  • The closest seats are only 12 feet away from the touchline
  • Steepest seating bowl in Major League Soccer (34 degrees)
  • 86,000 square-foot field of natural Bermuda grass
  • 125,000 square feet of walkways and plazas open to the public
  • 35 suites
  • 100 permanent bicycle parking spaces around Exposition Park
  • 5% of parking spaces have EV charging stations and 20% will be EV ready infrastructure
  • Stadium is LEED Silver Certified
  • Stadium and Exposition Park are easily accessible from Interstate 110 (aka the Harbor Freeway) and the Expo Park / USC Station of the Metro Rail E Line (Expo).

Banc of California Stadium will host the 2020 MLS All-Star Game on July 29. The midsummer showcase will feature the best of Major League Soccer taking on the LIGA MX all-stars in a first-of-its-kind All-Star matchup during the league’s milestone 25th season. LAFC’s Bob Bradley, a three-time MLS Coach of the Year, will coach the MLS All-Stars.

During the L.A. 2028 Summer Olympics, the Stadium will host men's and women's soccer matches.

Banc of California Stadium is located at 3939 S. Figueroa, Los Angeles 90037.

LAFC 2020 Schedule
LAFC 2020 Schedule | Photo: LAFC

Tickets

The Banc of California Box Office is located at the Northwest corner of the Stadium, open Monday–Friday from 10am-5pm. Hours are extended to accommodate the needs of specific events. For ticket information, call 213.419.9415, send an email to tickets@lafc.com, or visit www.lafc.com/tickets.

SeatGeek is the Official Ticket Partner of LAFC, offering fans tickets at every price point. According to SeetGeek, the average resale price for an LAFC ticket is $56. Individual ticket prices for a match may vary depending on seat location, opponent, and stage of the season.

Metro E Line (Expo) train
Metro E Line (Expo) train | Photo: @metrolosangeles, Twitter

Transportation & Parking

GO METRO
Banc of California Stadium is easily accessible using the Metro E Line (Expo) at the Expo Park/USC Station. From the station, walk along Kinsey Drive or Victory Walk to South Coliseum Drive towards the Stadium.

The E Line can be accessed with connections at the 7th Street/Metro Center in Downtown L.A. to the Metro B Line (Red) / D Line (Purple); and at the Pico Station to the Metro A Line (Blue). Fans using the Metro L Line (Gold) can transfer at Union Station to the Metro B/D Lines for a connection to the E Line.

Pro tip: save time by loading your TAP card with round-trip fare before the match and avoid the long lines at TAP vending machines after the match. For more info, check out the Metro website.

Banc of California Stadium parking map
Banc of California Stadium parking | Photo: LAFC

PARKING
Parking at Exposition Park is limited - plan to arrive early. Parking for the full season or single matches is available for purchase at the LAFC website.

Banc of California Stadium parking lots:

  • Blue Structure (formerly Visitor Parking Structure)
  • Green Lot (formerly Lot 6)
  • Yellow Lot (formerly Lot 5)
  • Pink Lot (formerly Lot 4)
  • Gold Lot

RIDESHARE
LAFC has partnered with Lyft as the official rideshare partner. An enhanced Lyft pick-up and drop-off designated location will be available for fans on match days, located right outside the Southeast Entrance in the Green Lot (formerly Lot 6).

Banc of California Stadium Clear Bag Policy
Banc of California Stadium Clear Bag Policy

Clear Bag Policy

Banc of California Stadium has a Clear Bag Policy in order to provide a safer environment for fans and will consequently also expedite entry into the Stadium. The policy affects the type and size of the bags permitted into the Stadium, not the items (keys, makeup, combs, phones, wallets, etc.). Guests will also be allowed to openly carry a blanket or jacket into the Stadium, although they will be subject to being searched.

For more match day info, from ADA/Accessibility to free WiFi, visit the A-Z Guide.

LAFC Fan Fest DJ
LAFC Fan Fest DJ | Photo: LAFC

Fan Fest

Head to the match early to party at the Official LAFC Fan Fest! Tailgate on Christmas Tree Lane with LAFC on select match days starting four hours prior to kickoff and enjoy discounted drinks from Heineken, Hornitos and Coppola Wines – plus sponsor games, prizes and live DJ sets.

2020 Official Fan Fest Dates:

  • March 1 | 10:30am - 2:00pm | LAFC vs Inter Miami
  • March 22 | 2:00pm - 5:30pm | LAFC vs Portland Timbers
  • May 2 | 3:30pm - 7:00pm | LAFC vs Sporting KC
  • May 24 | 2:00pm - 5:30pm | LAFC vs NYCFC
  • June 27 | 4:00pm - 7:30pm | LAFC vs Nashville SC
  • Sept. 20 | noon - 3:00pm | LAFC vs DC United
Sriracha Beast Burger at Beer Belly
Sriracha Beast Burger at Beer Belly in Koreatown | Photo: @beerbelly_la, Instagram ​​​​​​

Dining

FOOD VENDORS
Food vendors
at Banc of California Stadium include numerous L.A. restaurants offering favorites like the Sriracha Beast Burger and Duck Fat Fries from Beer Belly; Brisket Sandwich and Mac N Cheese by Bludso’s Bar & Que; Barbacoa Tacos by Chica’s Tacos; Rotisserie Chicken and Porchetta Sandwich from La Rotisserie; and Kalbi Pork Sausage and Spicy Chicken Sausage by Seoul Sausage.

Shrimp & Pork Wontons by Ms Chi at The Fields LA
Shrimp & Pork Wontons by Ms Chi at The Fields LA | Photo: @thefieldsla, Instagram

THE FIELDS
Located adjacent to Banc of California Stadium, The Fields LA features award-winning chefs and restaurants in a three-level dining complex that houses separate concepts to provide distinct dining experiences. Open daily from 11am to 3pm, The Fields LA offers several vendors serving a variety of cuisines and an outdoor patio for beer and cocktails. Upstairs, Chef Tim Hollingsworth's Free Play features elevated bar fare, craft cocktails and beers along with vintage arcade games. Free Play is open Wednesday-Sunday from 3pm to midnight.

Yellowtail & uni ceviche at Holbox in South LA
Yellowtail & uni ceviche | Photo: Holbox

DINING NEAR BOCS
The South LA neighborhoods surrounding Exposition Park offer a global range of dining options. From Asian fusion to Mediterranean small plates, discover the area's best restaurants, most of which are within walking distance of Banc of California Stadium.

LAFC Bar Partners crowd
Watch road matches with fellow LAFC fans at official Bar Partner locations | Photo: @LAFC, Twitter

Watch Parties

Want to watch LAFC matches with fellow fans? Head to The Fields LA or one of the official bar partners to watch LAFC and other important global soccer matches.