The name of LAFC’s home arena changed from Bank of California Stadium to BMO Stadium.
LAFC announced a new naming rights deal Thursday for the five-year-old arena, which is being built by an expansion Major League Soccer club. The stadium is also the home of the NWSL’s Angel City Soccer Club.
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BMO, also known as Bank of Montreal, is a Canadian financial firm moving aggressively into the United States with a proposal to take over California-based Bank of the West. BMO also owns the naming rights to Toronto FC’s BMO Field.
The name has been changing in Los Angeles since 2020, when the Bank of California backed out of a reported 15-year naming rights deal first signed in 2016. The stadium has continued to use its old name for the past 2 and a half seasons while they search. for the new sponsor.
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– LAFC (LAFC) January 19, 2023
LAFC won its first MLS Cup championship on the field last fall, defeating the Philadelphia Union on penalties to win the title. LAFC has also won two Supporters’ Shield titles as the league’s best regular season team during its five years on the field, including last year.
BMO also announced a partnership agreement with Angel City.
LAFC Stadium has been sold out in every regular season and playoff match in MLS since it opened in 2018, according to the club. The stadium has been widely praised for its style, amenities and the atmosphere created largely by the rowdy and enthusiastic fans who stand in the famous North End part of the arena.
The stadium is located adjacent to the 99-year-old Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Exposition Park, just south of downtown Los Angeles.