In January of 2017, AECOM Hunt and Gensler were tasked with designing and building a brand new, 30,000 square foot Training and Performance Center for the Los Angeles Football Club. In order to coincide with the training schedules of the team, the new facility had to be complete in April 2018 – an extremely tight deadline.
The facility is home to the Club’s Major League Soccer players, staff, coaches and the Los Angeles Football Club Academy. The privately funded facility is a unique partnership between the Los Angeles Football Club and California State University Los Angeles, a comprehensive university in the heart of Los Angeles.
The Training Center features a locker room with custom one of a kind lockers, sports medicine facilities with outdoor hydrotherapy pools, office space for coaches and staff, an indoor/outdoor weight room, dining facilities, and 95,550 square feet of Latitude 36 (hybrid Bermuda) grass, exactly mirroring that of the Los Angeles Football Club’s home stadium.
Designed to celebrate the unique character and climate of Los Angeles, the building has indoor/outdoor connectivity anchored at the root of the design. Every space that faces the pitch maximizes opportunities for players to live and work in beautiful Southern California environment and climate.