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LAFC Teams Up with Bandai Namco: Level Up Arcade Takes Center Stage at BMO Stadium.

Roger Hampel

LAFC Bandai Namco
LAFC Bandai Namco

LAFC and BMO Stadium proudly announce the arrival of Level Up by Bandai Namco, a cutting-edge arcade experience nestled within The Fields LA. Scheduled to open its doors at 5:30 p.m. PT on May 11, just in time for the LAFC versus Vancouver Whitecaps FC showdown at 7:30 p.m. PT, Level Up promises to elevate the match-day experience for fans of all ages.


Larry Freedman, LAFC Co-President & Chief Business Officer, expressed the club's enthusiasm, stating, "We are thrilled to welcome Bandai Namco Group to the Black & Gold family. Bandai Namco is renowned for their iconic video games, characters, and toys, so we look forward to joining forces to create this unique and interactive space at BMO Stadium for our fans."


Under a three-year exclusive agreement, Bandai Namco Group becomes the Official Video Game Publisher and Official Toy and Collectible Partner of LAFC. Kotaro Hama, President and CEO of Bandai Namco Toys and Collectibles America Inc., shared his excitement, emphasizing their shared vision of community engagement and fun-filled experiences.


Located on the second level of The Fields LA, Level Up offers an array of interactive gaming experiences. From classic PAC-MAN arcade cabinets to amusement games like PAC-MAN Battle Royale Championship Deluxe, visitors will find themselves immersed in nostalgia and excitement. Additionally, Gashapon machines featuring collectible toys add an element of surprise and delight to the arcade.


In celebration of PAC-MAN's birthday and the grand opening, Level Up presents a special treat for LAFC fans: playable stations featuring the just-released multiplayer game PAC-MAN MEGA TUNNEL BATTLE: CHOMP CHAMPS. This multiplayer extravaganza invites players to navigate colorful mazes and emerge as the last PAC standing.


But the fun doesn't stop there. Level Up plans to expand its offerings with soccer-themed games like World Football Pro and Superkixx Pro, catering to sports enthusiasts of all kinds. And for those seeking refreshments, a full-service bar awaits, complemented by a selection of delectable bites from The Fields LA food hall.


Open to all ages and featuring a blend of free and pay-to-play games, Level Up promises entertainment for LAFC matches, BMO Stadium concerts, and other Exposition Park-related events. Guests can access the arcade through the north and south main entrances of The Fields LA food hall at BMO Stadium.


In essence, Level Up by Bandai Namco represents a fusion of entertainment, community, and innovation. As Bandai Namco Group and LAFC come together, they invite fans to embark on a journey of fun, camaraderie, and unforgettable memories. So mark your calendars, gather your friends, and get ready to level up your game-day experience at BMO Stadium's newest attraction.

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