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LAFC begins stadium construction with concrete pour

Building has commenced!

Concrete is being poured.
Courtesy of LAFC

Los Angeles Football Club reached another milestone on Thursday, as the MLS expansion club poured the first concrete for Banc of California Stadium, during a small event that included club officials, owners and two LAFC Originals who won an online contest.

“This is a major milestone for our team, fans and city,” said Tom Penn, LAFC president and co-owner, in a team release. “This concrete pour is not only an important step towards the completion of the stadium, but also a significant accomplishment for the community that has helped make this dream possible.”

Thursday’s pour was part of a 1,300 cubic yard pour to help build the foundation of the stadium, which is slated to open in 2018, the same year the club will begin play in MLS. Altogether, over 35,000 cubic yards of concrete will be poured for the stadium.

Here’s some video of the pour if you want to literally see it in action:

And some more photos from the event:

Close-up of workers pouring concrete.
Courtesy of LAFC.
A look at the future foundation.
Courtesy of LAFC.
A wider view of Thursday’s activity site.
Courtesy of LAFC.

All in all, there’s a lot of work to go from a pit to a soccer stadium, but Thursday’s step is a big one for getting the venue many folks are looking forward to in the very near future.

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