Fan of the Los Angeles Rams or Chargers? Then you’ll be happy to hear that the Inglewood football stadium is meeting major milestones. Before long, the Westside will be hosting some great NFL football.
The new stadium that will house the LA Rams and Chargers hit a major milestone this past month. The highest steel beam in the stadium is in place. Known as “topped out,” placing this beam make the project 40% complete.
If you were to take a look now, you’d see:
- Crews adding concrete columns
- Addition of elements to support the roof canopy
To come in the near future is Oculus, the 120-yard video screen. This will be placed under the roofline and run along the field like a halo. Above Oculus, the clear roof allows light to come in on the fans, including those in the 275 luxury suites.
Spare No Expense
The stadium’s property includes 298 acres. This includes the stadium and surrounding neighborhood known as the LA Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park. The mixed-use development will contain housing as well as office, retail, a hotel, and a lake. The community will begin opening in 2020 when the stadium opens.
Soon after the projected opening, the stadium will host the 2022 Super Bowl. Initially, the stadium planned to host the 2021 games, but this is no longer true.
The cost of the stadium is high – $2.6 billion. This is the most expensive complex in the NFL. It is also at the largest at three million square feet. And, to stick with the idea of big, Oculus is the largest video screen in the NFL as well.
Features of the Inglewood Stadium
The Inglewood stadium is not only expensive and large, it is unique. Here are some of the features you’ll find there:
- Sail-shaped roof that opens on the sides
- Roof is programmable as a billboard
- 6,000-seat entertainment venue
- 70,240 seats
- Additional 30,000 standing-room
- 274 suites
- 16,300 premium suites
- 9,000 parking spaces
- 3,000 spaces in a neighboring facility
- 41,000 additional spaces within a mile and a half
To learn more about other revitalization projects on the Westside, give me a call. I’d love to talk to you about what is up and coming in the area.