BMO Stadium is a soccer-specific stadium located in the Exposition Park neighbourhood of Los Angeles. The stadium was formerly known as Banc of California Stadium but was renamed BMO Stadium on January 19th, 2023. It is home to Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles FC and the National Women’s Soccer League’s Angel City FC. The stadium has a seating capacity of 22,000 and was opened on April 18th, 2018.

BMO Stadium, formerly Banc of California Stadium, includes 125,000 square feet (11,600 m2) of walkways. The stadium offers premium amenities and hospitality spaces throughout the venue including stylish club spaces, event rooftops with views of the DTLA skyline, curated bars, and more.

The stadium was a venue for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup, it hosted two matches in Group C. It has also hosted numerous concerts and festivals featuring artists such as The Killers, Imagine Dragons, BLACKPINK, Twice, Santana, Guns N’ Roses, Armin Van Buuren, Rufus Du Sol, Kygo, Maroon 5, Iron Maiden and System of a Down.

Los Angeles FC BMO Stadium
LAX Los Angeles Airport

How to Get to Los Angeles

There are plenty of airport and direct flight options to get you to California. The nearest airport to the Dignity Health Sports Park is Long Beach (LGB) which is 8 miles away, other options include Long Beach (LGB) 8 miles away, Los Angeles (LAX) 10 miles away, Hawthorne (HHR) 13 miles away, Burbank (BUR) 14 miles away and Santa Ana (SNA) 30 miles away.

If you’re already in the US and looking to travel to/from California, then you have the choice of most domestic airlines including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Frontier Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airways and WestJet.

Public Transport

Public transport is an easy option for travel to and from the BMO Stadium with the use of either Bus or Light Rail.

The nearest bus stops to the stadium are Figueroa/Martin Luther King Jr, which is 195 yards away, a short 4 min walk, or Figueroa & MLK Jr. Boulevard which is 219 yards away, a 5 min walk. Bus routes utilising these stops are 2/302 40 81.

The nearest light rail station is the LATTC/Ortho Institute station which is a 5 min walk away.

You could also make use of apps such as Moovit to get directions to the arena using public transportation.

Los Angeles Transit Map
Los Angeles City Map

Staying in Los Angeles

There are many options for neighbourhoods to stay in when visiting BMO Stadium including Westside, Santa Monica, and Downtown. You can find many hotels within walking distance of the stadium, which are also close to other attractions such as Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, and University of Southern California.

Beyond the Airbnb and Sonder options there are many hotels nearby to suit all budgets, which can be booked directly or via one of the hotel reservation booking sites.

I would recommend checking where the nearest bus or rail connection is to your hotel for easier travel to the arena.

Los Angeles FC Tickets

The Los Angeles FC sell their tickets via Ticketmaster.

The official ticketing partner for the MLS is Ticketmaster.

Here are links to the main ticket resale sites. Click on the link, which will open up a new window, and you can compare the prices on the different ticket resell sites, bearing in mind that the prices shown are before the selling platform fees are added, so take time to have a read of my tips to Buying Tickets in North America.

I recommend downloading the team’s Mobile App to your phone as it contains much Gameday information for the stadium.

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