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SoFi Stadium
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SoFi Stadium under construction, June 2019
SoFi Stadium is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
SoFi Stadium
SoFi Stadium
Location in California
SoFi Stadium is located in California
SoFi Stadium
SoFi Stadium
Location in California
SoFi Stadium is located in the United States
SoFi Stadium
SoFi Stadium
Location in the United States
Former namesCity of Champions Stadium (planning phase)[1]
Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park (planning/construction phase)
LocationInglewood, California
Coordinates33°57′12″N 118°20′21″W / 33.95345°N 118.3392°W / 33.95345; -118.3392Coordinates: 33°57′12″N 118°20′21″W / 33.95345°N 118.3392°W / 33.95345; -118.3392
Public transitLAMetroLogo.svg Downtown Inglewood station (planned 2020)  Crenshaw/LAX Line 
OwnerKroenke Sports & Entertainment
Hollywood Park Land Company, LLC. (A joint venture of The Flesher Group and Stockbridge Capital Group)
City of Inglewood
Executive suites260[2]
Capacity70,240[3] (expandable to 100,240[4][5] for Super Bowls, WrestleMania events, FIFA World Cups, Summer Olympics, and other major events)[6]
Acreage298 acres (121 ha)
SurfaceArtificial turf
Construction
Broke groundNovember 17, 2016
OpenedJuly 25, 2020 (planned)
Construction cost$4.963 billion (estimated, including development)[7][8]
ArchitectHKS, Inc.
Project managerLegends Global Planning[9]
Structural engineerWalter P Moore Engineers and Consultants[10]
Services engineerHenderson Engineers, Inc.[11]
General contractorTurner/AECOM HuntJV[12]
Tenants
Los Angeles Rams (NFL) (2020–)
Los Angeles Chargers (NFL) (2020–)
Los Angeles Bowl (NCAA) (2020–)

SoFi Stadium is a stadium and entertainment complex under construction in Inglewood, California, United States. It is located at the former site of the Hollywood Park Racetrack, approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) from LAX, immediately southeast of The Forum.

Planned to open in July 2020, the stadium will serve as the home to the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). It is also scheduled to host WrestleMania 37 in March 2021, Super Bowl LVI in February 2022 and the College Football Playoff National Championship in January 2023. During the 2028 Summer Olympics, the stadium is expected to host the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as soccer. Archery will be held on the grounds outside the stadium.

SoFi Stadium will be the third stadium, and second to be in current use, since the 1970 AFL–NFL merger to be shared by two NFL teams (MetLife Stadium, in East Rutherford, New Jersey, is home to the New York Giants and New York Jets, as was its predecessor, Giants Stadium). It will be the fourth facility in the Los Angeles area to host multiple teams from the same league as Staples Center is home to both of the city's National Basketball Association (NBA) teams, the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers, Dignity Health Sports Park for a time hosted both the LA Galaxy and now-defunct Chivas USA of Major League Soccer, and Dodger Stadium hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels from 1962 to 1965.

The stadium is a component of Hollywood Park, a master planned neighborhood in development on the site of the former racetrack. Hollywood Park Casino re-opened in a new building on the property in October 2016, becoming the development's first establishment to open.[13]

Design[edit]

The stadium was designed by HKS; it will feature a fixed, translucent ETFE roof—designed to cover both the stadium proper and an adjacent pedestrian plaza. The stadium bowl will have open sides. Another component of the stadium's design is "the Oculus"—an ovular, double-sided video board that will be suspended from the roof over the field.[14][15] The stadium will seat up to 70,240 spectators for most events, with the ability to expand it with 30,000 additional seats for larger events.[16]

History[edit]

Location discussions[edit]

The stadium site was previously home to Hollywood Park, later sold and referred to as Betfair Hollywood Park, which was a thoroughbred race course from 1938 until it was shut down for racing and training in December 2013. The casino remained open, containing a poker card room. Most of the complex was demolished in 2014 to make way for new construction with the rest demolished in late 2016 after the new Hollywood Park Casino was opened. The current stadium project was not the first stadium proposed for the site. The site was almost home to a NFL stadium two decades earlier. In May 1995 after the departure of the Rams for St. Louis, the National Football League team owners approved, by a 27-1 vote with two abstentions, a resolution supporting a plan to build a $200 million, privately funded stadium on property owned by Hollywood Park for the Los Angeles Raiders. Al Davis, who was then the Raiders owner, balked and refused the deal over a stipulation that he would have had to accept a second team at the stadium.[17]

On January 31, 2014, the Los Angeles Times reported that Stan Kroenke, owner of the St. Louis Rams, purchased a 60-acre (24 ha) parcel of land just north of the Hollywood Park site in an area that had been studied by the National Football League in the past and at one point attempted to purchase.[18] This set off immediate speculation as to what Kroenke's intentions were for the site: it was originally planned to be a Walmart Supercenter; however, in 2014, most of the speculation centered on the site as a possible stadium site or training facility for the Rams.[19] NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell represented that Kroenke informed the league of the purchase. As an NFL owner, any purchase of land in which a potential stadium could be built must be disclosed to the league. Speculation about the Rams' returning to their home of nearly fifty years had already been discussed when Kroenke was one of the finalists in bidding for ownership in the Los Angeles Dodgers, but speculation increased when the news broke that the Rams owner had a possible stadium site in hand.[20][21]

2015 aerial view of former racetrack and complex site, with the Downtown Los Angeles skyline in background.

Nearly a year went by without a word from Kroenke about his intentions for the land, as he failed to ever address the St. Louis media, or the Hollywood Park Land Company, about what the site may be used for. There was, however, speculation about the future of the Rams franchise until it was reported that the National Football League would not be allowing any franchise relocation for the 2015 season.[22]

On January 5, 2015, Stockbridge Capital Group, the owners of the Hollywood Park Land Company, announced that it had partnered with Kroenke Sports & Entertainment to add the northern 60-acre (24 ha) parcel to the rest of the development project and build a multi-purpose 70,240-seat stadium designed for the NFL.[23] On February 24, 2015, the Inglewood City Council approved the stadium plan and the initiative with construction on the stadium planned to begin in December 2015.[18][24]

The project would include the stadium and a performance arts venue attached to the stadium with up to 6,000 seats, while reconfiguring the previously approved Hollywood Park entertainment venue that includes plans for up to 900,000 square feet (84,000 m2) of retail, 800,000 square feet (74,000 m2) of office space, 2,500 new residential and condo units, a luxury hotel with over 300 rooms and 25 acres (10 ha) of public parks, playgrounds, open space, a lake and pedestrian, bicycle and mass-transit access for future services.[18][25] On February 24, 2015, the Inglewood City Council approved plans with a 5–0 unanimous vote to combine the 60-acre (24 ha) plot of land with the larger Hollywood Park development and rezone the area to include sports and entertainment capabilities. This essentially cleared the way for developers to begin construction on the venue as planned in December 2015.[26][27][28]

It was also reported, in early February 2015, that "earth was being moved" and the site was being graded to be prepared for the construction that would begin later in the year.[29]

Construction[edit]

2016 aerial view of the stadium construction site, adjacent to The Forum. The new Hollywood Park Casino is in the foreground.

The NFL approved the Inglewood proposal and the Rams' relocation back to Los Angeles, 30–2, on January 12, 2016. On July 14, 2016, it was announced that Turner Construction and AECOM Hunt would oversee construction of the stadium and that the HKS, Inc. architect firm will design the stadium.[30]

On October 19, 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) determined that a 110-foot (34 m) tall LB 44 rotary drill rig would not pose a hazard to air navigation, so it approved the first of several pieces of heavy equipment to be used during construction. The stadium design had been under review by the FAA for more than a year because of concerns about how the structure would interact with radar at nearby Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).[31] On December 16, 2016, it was reported in Sports Business Journal that the FAA had declined to issue permits for cranes needed to build the structure. "We’re not going to evaluate any crane applications until our concerns with the overall project are resolved," said FAA spokesman Ian Gregor.[32] The FAA had previously recommended building the stadium at another site due to the risks posed to LAX—echoing concerns raised by former United States Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge.[33]

The Rams held the groundbreaking construction ceremony at the stadium site on November 17, 2016. The ceremony featured NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Rams' owner Stan Kroenke.[34][35] On December 23, 2016, the FAA approved the large construction cranes to build the stadium.[36]

September 2017 aerial view of the construction site

On May 18, 2017, developers announced that record rainfall in the area had postponed the stadium's completion and opening from 2019 to until the 2020 NFL season.[37][38] On August 8, 2017, the LA Stadium Premiere Center opened in Playa Vista, featuring interactive multimedia displays and models showcasing the design and features of the new stadium (with a particular focus on prospective buyers of premium suites and seats at the facility).[39][40]

SoFi Stadium under construction in November 2018.

In March 2018, the NFL announced that it would re-locate its NFL Media unit (which manages the NFL's in-house media units, including NFL Network, digital properties, and NFL Films among other units) from Culver City to a new 200,000 square feet (19,000 m2) facility neighboring the stadium on the Hollywood Park site, which will include a studio capable of hosting audiences, as well as an outdoor studio. The new facility is expected to be completed in 2021.[41][42]

On June 26, 2018, the new stadium was ceremonially topped out.[43]

Nearing completion[edit]

As of August 2019, one year before the planned opening, Rams C.O.O. Kevin Demoff stated that the stadium was 75% complete.[44]

In September 2019, it was announced that the stadium would host a two-night stop on Taylor Swift's Lover Fest tour on July 25 and 26, 2020, as its inaugural event.[45]

In January 2020, Demoff stated that construction was now 85% complete, with roof construction, seat installation, and construction of the Oculus in progress.[46]

Naming[edit]

On September 15, 2019, it was announced that personal finance company SoFi had acquired the naming rights to the new stadium under a 20-year deal valued at over $30 million per-year, under which the stadium will be known as SoFi Stadium.[47] The company will become an official partner of both the Rams and the Chargers, as well as a partner of the performance venue and surrounding entertainment district.[48]

The covered open space formerly known as Champions Plaza between the playing field and the performance venue within the stadium was officially named American Airlines Plaza. The airline was named the first founding partner on August 6, 2019.[49]

Oculus[edit]

The video board nicknamed the “Oculus” is an 4k HD Video Display that will be 120 yards (110 m) long and 50 feet (15 m) high with video display images on the interior and exterior surfaces. [50]

Funding[edit]

The stadium is being built privately,[51] but the developer is seeking significant tax breaks from Inglewood.[52]

The cost of the stadium project was originally estimated to be approximately $2.66 billion upon the commencement of construction. However, internal league documents produced by the NFL in March 2018 indicated a need to raise the debt ceiling for the stadium and facility to a total of $4.963 billion, making it one of the most expensive sports venues ever built. Team owners voted and approved this new debt ceiling at a meeting that same month.[53]

Tenants[edit]

The Los Angeles Rams were first to commit to moving to the stadium, as NFL approval for their relocation was obtained on January 12, 2016. The approval also gave the San Diego Chargers the first option to relocate to Los Angeles and share the stadium with the Rams, conditioned on a negotiated lease agreement between the two teams. The option would have expired on January 15, 2017, at which time the Oakland Raiders would have acquired the same option.[54]

On January 29, 2016, the Rams and Chargers came to an agreement in principle to share the stadium. The Chargers would contribute a $200 million stadium loan from the NFL and personal seat license fees to the construction costs and would pay $1 per year in rent to the Rams.[55] The same day, Chargers chairman-CEO Dean Spanos announced the team would remain in San Diego for the 2016 NFL season, while continuing to work with local government on a new stadium.[56] Measure C (the Chargers stadium proposal) did not receive the requisite number of votes required for passage.

On January 12, 2017, the Chargers exercised their option and announced plans to relocate to Los Angeles for the 2017 season, making the Chargers the second tenant at the stadium and returning them to the market where they played their inaugural season in 1960.[57][58]

When the Rams and Chargers move into the stadium, projected for August 2020, it will mark the return of major professional sports to Inglewood for the first time since the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Kings left The Forum for Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles in May 1999.

Major events[edit]

NFL[edit]

Super Bowl LVI[edit]

The stadium will host Super Bowl LVI in February 2022. For the first time since Super Bowl XXVII, the Super Bowl will come to greater Los Angeles.[59] It was initially to host Super Bowl LV in 2021, but construction delays mentioned above have pushed back the Super Bowl hosting duties by one year (NFL owners voted to move Super Bowl LV to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida).

College football[edit]

College Football Playoff National Championship[edit]

On November 1, 2017, it was announced that the stadium will host the 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship.[60]

Los Angeles Bowl[edit]

The Mountain West and Pac-12 conferences announced plans to play a new bowl game at SoFi Stadium, tentatively known as the Los Angeles Bowl, beginning in the 2020 season.[61]

Soccer[edit]

2026 FIFA World Cup[edit]

A local bid for Los Angeles in the 2026 FIFA World Cup was organized by private businesses led by AEG with assistance from the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment District Commission (SoFi Stadium), LAFC, the LA Galaxy, and Rose Bowl Stadium. The Los Angeles City Council approved the bid after private businesses showed support and offered to pay hosting costs.[62] The SoFi Stadium was not selected as a bidding venue in the winning Canada–Mexico–United States bid because the organizing committee left unbuilt venues out of its final evaluations.[63] The United Bid committee stated they would re-evaluate the stadium selection process and re-visit SoFi Stadium as their main option stadium in the Los Angeles Metro area in June 2020.[64] The American bid to host the World Cup was awarded by FIFA on June 13, 2018.[62]

2028 Summer Olympics[edit]

SoFi Stadium at Hollywood Park is expected to host all or part of the opening and closing ceremonies during the 2028 Summer Olympics (with organizers having proposed a split format that would also incorporate the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum).[65] The stadium will also host Archery and soccer matches.[66]

Concerts[edit]

Date Artist Opening act(s) Tour / Concert name Attendance Revenue Notes
July 25, 2020 Taylor Swift Lover Fest TBA TBA First event at the stadium
July 26, 2020
August 1, 2020 Kenny Chesney Florida Georgia Line
Michael Franti
Spearhead
Chillaxification Tour TBA TBA
August 8, 2020 Guns N' Roses TBA TBA
September 4, 2020 Tim McGraw Here on Earth Tour TBA TBA
September 5, 2020 Mötley Crüe
Def Leppard
Poison
Joan Jett
The Stadium Tour TBA TBA

On September 17, 2019, it was announced that Taylor Swift will perform two concerts on July 25 and 26, 2020, titled Lover Fest West, as the inaugural event at SoFi Stadium.[67][68] In September 2019, it was announced that Kenny Chesney would perform at the stadium on August 1, 2020, as part of the Chillaxification Tour.[69] Guns N' Roses were announced in February 2020 for a show on August 8, 2020.[70]

WrestleMania 37[edit]

On February 10, 2020, professional wrestling promotion WWE officially announced that SoFi Stadium would host WrestleMania 37 on March 28, 2021. It will mark the fourth time that WrestleMania—WWE's flagship pay-per-view event—has been held in the Los Angeles area, having last hosted it in 2005 at Staples Center. The Los Angeles Times had previously reported in April 2019 that SoFi Stadium was a "front-runner" to host a future edition of the event.[71][72]

Hollywood Park[edit]

The development around the stadium will include the new Hollywood Park entertainment complex and master-planned neighborhood with over 8.5 million square feet (790,000 m2) for office space and condominiums, a 12-screen Cinepolis movie theater, ballrooms, outdoor spaces for community programming, retail, a fitness center, a lake with a waterfall fountain, a luxury hotel, a brewery, high-scale restaurants and an open-air shopping and entertainment complex.[73] There will also be team stores for the Chargers and Rams.[74] The first new establishment to open service on the site was the new Hollywood Park Casino, which opened on October 21, 2016.[13]

Performance venue[edit]

The stadium will also include a music and theatre venue that will be attached to the stadium. The auditorium venue will have a capacity of 6,000 seats.

NFL Media Campus[edit]

The campus will become the new home of NFL Media, which is currently based in Culver City. The NFL will develop a 200,000-square-foot (19,000 m2) space to house office operations for hundreds of employees that work for NFL RedZone, NFL.com and the NFL app. It will also be the new site for the NFL Network headquarters. In addition to office and studio space, the facility will feature NFL Media's first outdoor studio and space to host studio audiences. The new NFL Media studio campus is expected to open by summer 2021.[75]

Transportation[edit]

Public transit[edit]

The stadium will be accessible through Metro Rail via Crenshaw/LAX Line which is set to open in 2020.[76]

Other stadium proposals[edit]

The SoFi Stadium project plan competed directly with a rival proposal. On February 19, 2015, the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers announced plans for a privately financed $1.85 billion stadium that the two teams would have built in Carson if they were to move to the Los Angeles market. Both teams stated that they would continue to attempt to get stadiums built in their respective cities.[77]

On April 21, 2015, Carson City Council bypassed the option to put the stadium to a public vote and approved the plan, 3–0.[78] The NFL approved the Rams' relocation on January 12, 2016, with 30 of the 32 owners voting their approval to relocate, effectively ending the Carson proposal.[79]

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Preceded by
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Home of the
Los Angeles Rams

2020 – beyond
Succeeded by
none
Preceded by
Dignity Health Sports Park
Home of the
Los Angeles Chargers

2020 – beyond
Succeeded by
none
Preceded by
Raymond James Stadium
Host of WrestleMania 37
2021
Succeeded by
TBD
Preceded by
Raymond James Stadium
Host of the Super Bowl
LVI 2022
Succeeded by
State Farm Stadium
Preceded by
Stade de France
Paris
Summer Olympics
Opening Ceremony main venue

2028
Succeeded by
TBD