Wondering what's happening with the LAFC stadium quest? Well, it appears they are moving on the design front, at least if Dan Meis knows anything about it.
Found out yesterday we were "runner up" in our bid to design the new LAFC stadium, tough one to lose... pic.twitter.com/6VXqazDQog— danmeis (@Meisarch) January 27, 2015
On Meis Architects' website, there's an entire series of stadium renderings for LAFC.
Here are the ones from the tweet blown up a bit more (all courtesy of @Meisarch):
(As an aside: Is that the LA Coliseum just behind and to the right of the LAFC stadium?)
While some folks have focused on the pool and beach setting as taking away from the MLS soccer game going on outside, it does show some personality, and basically water features are all the rage at American pro sports stadiums these days (just two examples: The Jacksonville Jaguars' pool and the infamous Miami Marlins' water/pop-art monstrosity in the outfield).
My initial reactions? These look really impressive. And if Meis Architects did not win the design gig, then imagine how great the presumed winner's renderings were (
you can find the full suite of renderings on the firm's website -- and I urge you to check them all out).
Update: These have been pulled from the website and twitter, as of Thursday, apparently. Not sure what exactly that means in the grand scheme of things.
But what do you think? Do you love them or think they can be even better? Let us know in the comment section below!