LA Soccer Stadium Opening Ceremony Features Live Special Effects and Celebrities

Banc of California Stadium Opening Event LAFC Ribbon Ceremony Los Angeles

A special event celebrating the opening of the new Bank of California stadium, with a ribbon-cutting and effects from stadium show experts at TLC Creative Special Effects, kicked off a new home base for LAFC, and for Major League Soccer in Los Angeles. TLC is known for doing large scale effects, reveals, LED wristbands, and live special effects for corporate and private events.

The dedication event for the new home of the Los Angeles Football Club was celebrated with a great fanfare for the arrival of Major League Soccer to Los Angeles.

The ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Banc of California Stadium included the ownership team “cutting” a giant ribbon wrapped at an entrance of the new 22,000-seat soccer-specific venue.

Live special effects were used to highlight the ribbon ceremony and to extend the excitement of the important moment. The special effect team of TLC Creative used white sparkle fountains and cryo jets to mark the moment, while also shooting out a climactic burst of streamers. TLC also provided aerial camera drones, showcasing great views of the new stadium near downtown Los Angeles.

I'm excited to welcome the Los Angeles Football Club to the City of Angels. Los Angeles loves soccer and now the greatest sports town in America gets even better. I look forward to celebrating the inaugural season and soon the MLS Cup in the City of Los Angeles.

Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles

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VIP guests toured the new stadium and interacted with the star studded ownership group including sports and entertainment icon Peter Guber, businessmen Ruben Gnanalingam and Vincent Tan, LAFC Club President Tom Penn, U.S. soccer superstar Mia Hamm Garciaparra, NBA legend Earvin Magic Johnson, MLB All-Star Nomar Garciaparra, and others.

The LA soccer stadium also includes over 100,000 sq. ft. of new restaurants, office space, a conference center and a first-of-its kind world football (soccer) museum.

“Los Angeles is a city famed for its creativity and innovation. In that tradition we look forward to building a premier club, in a state of the art stadium delivering a state of the heart experience, and bringing the world’s game to the City of Angels,” said Peter Guber, executive chairman of LAFC.

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TLC Creative was invited by M Strategic Communications to be a part of the new LAFC stadium events, starting with the ground breaking at the old Sports Arena a year ago, and now; the ribbon cutting on the new stadium. TLC also assisted with technical production services, staging and audio, for the outdoor event.

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TLC creates customized special effects and reveals, kabuki drops, pull-aways, and screen drops, including the 360 degree video projection mapping for the pre-game shows at the Staples Center for the Los Angeles Lakers.

The 360 screen-drop, designed by TLC, energizes fans with huge visual impact at every Lakers home game in Staples Center. The first reveal (and then) release system, was also one of the first projection mapping shows in the NBA, with video projected onto the cylinder of fabric. The magnetic release system was designed and built by TLC Creative’s owner Kevin Bilida.

The TLC team creates live special effects from pyrotechnics to fog and water effects. They are making live events look more incredible with the non-pyro white sparkle fountains, which kicked off the LA stadium ribbon reveal. TLC is known for special effects and lasers on TV and in movies, and seen by millions in music videos for Usher, Miley Cyrus, David Guetta and more.

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