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This team is almost, almost, convincing me to change my allegiance from the Galaxy to them.

Banc of California; I don't know their history, but the word "Banc" is probably a play on both the English and Spanish word for "Bank", as in Spanish that word is "Banco".
 

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This team is almost, almost, convincing me to change my allegiance from the Galaxy to them.

Banc of California; I don't know their history, but the word "Banc" is probably a play on both the English and Spanish word for "Bank", as in Spanish that word is "Banco".
"Banc" is French for bank. The current "Banc of California" started out in 1941 as Rohr Employees Credit Union in Chula Vista. Many mergers later, they became Banc of California in 2013. They use the French form of Bank because the original Bank of California, which was founded in SF in 1864, was the oldest commercial bank in the US. They merged with Union Bank to form Union Bank of California in 1996, but that corporation still owns the name "Bank of California". Also 'banc' makes a convenient homophone of 'bank'.
 

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"Banc" is French for bank. The current "Banc of California" started out in 1941 as Rohr Employees Credit Union in Chula Vista. Many mergers later, they became Banc of California in 2013. They use the French form of Bank because the original Bank of California, which was founded in SF in 1864, was the oldest commercial bank in the US. They merged with Union Bank to form Union Bank of California in 1996, but that corporation still owns the name "Bank of California". Also 'banc' makes a convenient homophone of 'bank'.
As opposed to Banque of California. Or Banck of California. :lol:

Thanks for the background; I wondered what had happened to the Bank of California.
 

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This team is almost, almost, convincing me to change my allegiance from the Galaxy to them.

Banc of California; I don't know their history, but the word "Banc" is probably a play on both the English and Spanish word for "Bank", as in Spanish that word is "Banco".
How can you NOT switch? These guys are giving you the full treatment! :lol:

You start with location, branding, name recognition, local roots and associations. So far so good.

Then you market globally with the idea that you are THE team in LA. LAFC already has two huge venture firms backing them, who have hundreds of marketing and PR people in all the biggest markets of Europe, Asia and Lat Am. You work there to try to get LAFC to become to LA what Bayern or Real Madrid are to their cities.

My next step would be to make sure that the LA public sees it as "soccer and football" not "soccer vs. football". You make more money cooperating than fighting.

The Galaxy seems to be too stunned to do anything except watch LAFC's PR onslaught. If Anschutz is too old and tired to keep competing, he had better find some fresh blood and incentivize them.
 

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"Banc" is French for bank. The current "Banc of California" started out in 1941 as Rohr Employees Credit Union in Chula Vista. Many mergers later, they became Banc of California in 2013. They use the French form of Bank because the original Bank of California, which was founded in SF in 1864, was the oldest commercial bank in the US. They merged with Union Bank to form Union Bank of California in 1996, but that corporation still owns the name "Bank of California". Also 'banc' makes a convenient homophone of 'bank'.
Thanks for the background. I don't get that in bold tho. :dunno:
And isn't "Banque" French for "Bank"?

The Galaxy seems to be too stunned to do anything except watch LAFC's PR onslaught. If Anschutz is too old and tired to keep competing, he had better find some fresh blood and incentivize them.
Yes, that. I'm like.......your move Gakaxy. And.....nada. I'm this close Pestie, this close.
 

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This team is almost, almost, convincing me to change my allegiance from the Galaxy to them.

Banc of California; I don't know their history, but the word "Banc" is probably a play on both the English and Spanish word for "Bank", as in Spanish that word is "Banco".

"Banc" is French for bank. The current "Banc of California" started out in 1941 as Rohr Employees Credit Union in Chula Vista. Many mergers later, they became Banc of California in 2013. They use the French form of Bank because the original Bank of California, which was founded in SF in 1864, was the oldest commercial bank in the US. They merged with Union Bank to form Union Bank of California in 1996, but that corporation still owns the name "Bank of California". Also 'banc' makes a convenient homophone of 'bank'.
Someone had posted that Bank is a legally protected term that differentiates the types of services they perform from other businesses. "Bank"s actually have cash on hand, while "Banc"s only do lending type activities.
 

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It's always been hard to tell the current LA from the post-apocalyptic one!

Which reminds me of the movie where the guy is saying that a crack in the earth opened up and demons and monsters from hell were pouring out into the LA streets. And the other guy comments, yeah, it took weeks before anyone even noticed.
 

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IBM TO TRANSFORM LIVE GAME EXPERIENCE AT LAFC’S BANC OF CALIFORNIA STADIUM

IBM and LAFC announce a new strategic partnership that focuses on leveraging IBM’s innovative converged technology platforms to deliver a world class fan experience at LAFC’s new 22,000-seat Banc of California Stadium. This will be the first MLS soccer-specific stadium partnership for IBM and one of the first professional sports venues to commit to developing such an advanced platform.

IBM and LAFC are working together to reinvent what it means to be “connected” while in the stadium. This collaboration will provide an enhanced fan experience and will be flexible enough to adapt to new and evolving mobile technologies that seamlessly deliver via the cloud the most innovative and efficient operations for the team, stadium management, business shareholders, fans and others. Set to debut in 2018, the new development, which will bring more than $350 million in private investment to South Los Angeles, will be the first open-air stadium built in Los Angeles in over 30-years.

“We are thrilled about forging this partnership with an iconic international technology leader like IBM,” said LAFC President and Owner Tom Penn. “This partnership underscores our Club’s commitment to leveraging innovation for a best in class fan experience. With the pace of technological evolution, this partnership will set us up to provide best-in-class connectivity in the Banc of California Stadium, not only in 2018, but also as we look into the future.”

IBM will be responsible for the design, procurement, installation and commissioning of the converged technology infrastructure components, providing wireless coverage and an optimal digital experience for the more than 22,000 attendees inside the stadium as well as sharing with those beyond. The integration of various systems will deliver this world-class experience to engaging fans and partners.

“The explosive growth of an immersive fan experience has elevated people’s expectations when they attend any large venue event,” said Peter Lorenzen,General Manager of Networking Services at IBM Global Technology Services. “Today, stadiums such as LAFC’s new facility are embracing new and innovative solutions that answer the call and in doing so are helping to re-invent the game-day experience.”

Additionally, the Wi-Fi infrastructure will include sophisticated and secure digital operations and security. The Wi-Fi services will be delivered via a converged fiber-based network, including an IP- based digital signage and media distribution solution. This partnership will also optimize the venue with an integrated monitoring and security infrastructure that can identify issues involving the stadium’s ingress and egress before they have an impact on fans. This will help create a secure stadium that utilizes advanced physical security systems.

“LAFC’s relationship with IBM is completely aligned with our organizational commitment to forge strategic partnerships that provide a first class fan experience and to maximize the technology do so,” said LAFC SVP, Corporate Partnerships Jamie Guin.

IBM’s decades of experience transforming fan engagement, team performance, and venue optimization at major global sporting events such as Wimbledon, French Open, Australian Open, Masters Golf Tournament and the U.S. Open golf and tennis championships, and new venues like AMBSE’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, MLS’ Atlanta United, Super Bowl LIII and concerts and other marquee events, will help LAFC define and create a unique, engaging environment for visitors of the new stadium.

Together LAFC and IBM are taking a fan-centric design approach that will integrate infrastructure, data-management, and personalized digital/mobile engagement through Transformative Sports Enterprise Architecture. This infrastructure design will help ensure a seamless integrated fan experience.


https://lafc.com/official-launch-partner-ibm-transform-live-game-experience-new-banc-california-stadium/
From having personally attended the LAFC stadium design workshops, the focus on technology amongst the fans was discussed in great detail. Really cool that the club is taking their suggestions to heart.
 

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reminds me of the video cisco did talking about all the cool game day technology they planned to put in the new A's park almost 10 years ago
 

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FIELD CLUB - Unparalleled access to the pitch and LAFC First Team.




SUNSET CLUB - A free-flowing atmosphere creates a unique indoor/outdoor experience.




FOUNDER’S CLUB - Open-air club that offers great views at center pitch.



Demolition is nearly complete now, as can be seen here... https://lafc.com/live-lafc-stadium-cam/
 

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^^ Thank you for the update Slipperydog! I had been looking for high quality renders of the premium seats for Banc of California but couldn't find them, thanks for placing them here in this thread :)
 
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