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SoFi Stadium
SoFi Stadium in 2023
SoFi Stadium is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
SoFi Stadium
SoFi Stadium
Location in Los Angeles County
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 names
Address1001 South Stadium Drive
LocationInglewood, California, United States
Coordinates33°57′11″N 118°20′20″W / 33.953°N 118.339°W / 33.953; -118.339
Public transit
OwnerStadCo LA, LLC (a Kroenke Sports & Entertainment company)
Hollywood Park Land Company, LLC (a joint venture of The Flesher Group and Stockbridge Capital Group)[4]
OperatorStadCo LA, LLC[4]
Executive suites260[5]
Capacity70,240[6] (expandable up to 100,240 for major events)[7][8][9]
Acreage298 acres (121 ha) Whole Complex
SurfaceArtificial (Matrix Turf)[10]
Broke groundNovember 17, 2016
OpenedSeptember 8, 2020; 3 years ago (2020-09-08)[17]
Construction cost$5–6 billion (estimated, including development)[11]($5.89 billion-7.06 billion in 2023 dollars[12])
ArchitectHKS, Inc.
Project managerLegends Global Planning[13]
Structural engineerWalter P Moore Engineers and Consultants[14]
Services engineerHenderson Engineers, Inc.[15]
General contractorTurner/AECOM HuntJV[16]
Los Angeles Rams (NFL) (2020–present)
Los Angeles Chargers (NFL) (2020–present)
LA Bowl (NCAA) (2021–present)
Major League Wiffle Ball World Series (2022)

SoFi Stadium (/ˈsf/ SOH-fy)[18] is a 70,240-seat sports and entertainment indoor-outdoor stadium in the Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood, California, United States. SoFi occupies the former site of the Hollywood Park Racetrack, 0.15 miles (0.24 km) southeast of Kia Forum and 0.2 miles (0.32 km) northwest of Intuit Dome, and 3 miles (4.8 km) from Los Angeles International Airport.

The stadium complex 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.[19]

Opened in September 2020, the fixed-roof stadium is home to the National Football League (NFL)'s Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers, as well as the annual LA Bowl in college football. SoFi Stadium is one of two stadiums currently shared by a pair of NFL teams, the other being MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, shared by the New York Giants and New York Jets. It is the first stadium complex outside of the New York metropolitan area to host two NFL teams concurrently; the other three since the 1970 AFL–NFL merger have been Shea Stadium, Giants Stadium and MetLife Stadium.

In North American professional sports, it is the fourth stadium complex in Greater Los Angeles shared by more than one team from the same league. The other venues have been Crypto.com Arena, which hosted both of the city's National Basketball Association (NBA) teams, the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, from 1999 to 2024; Dignity Health Sports Park, which is home to Major League Soccer (MLS)'s LA Galaxy and the now-defunct Chivas USA from 2005 to 2014; and Dodger Stadium, which was shared by Major League Baseball (MLB)'s Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels from 1962 to 1965.

The stadium hosted Super Bowl LVI on February 13, 2022, the College Football Playoff National Championship on January 9, 2023, WrestleMania 39 from April 1 to 2, 2023, and the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup final on July 16, 2023. It is scheduled to host eight matches during the 2026 FIFA World Cup,[20] Super Bowl LXI in 2027, and the opening and closing ceremonies (as well as soccer and swimming events) of the 2028 Summer Olympics.


Southwest entrance into American Airlines Plaza between the stadium and the YouTube Theater
East entrance
The escalators at SoFi Stadium; September 18, 2022

SoFi Stadium was designed by HKS and consists of the stadium itself, a pedestrian plaza, and a performance venue. Above the stadium is an independently supported translucent canopy which covers the stadium proper, the adjacent pedestrian plaza, and the attached performance venue. The million-square-foot canopy is made up of 302 ETFE panels, 46 of which can be opened to provide ventilation, supported by a cable net.[21] The canopy has 27,000 embedded LED pucks, which can display images and video that can also be seen from airplanes flying into Los Angeles International Airport.[22] The stadium bowl has open sides and seats 70,240 spectators for most events, with the ability to expand by 30,000 seats for larger events.[23] Despite the roof, the open sides of the stadium still make it vulnerable to lightning delays, with the first such delay in an NFL game between the Chargers and the Las Vegas Raiders on October 4, 2021.[24] The attached music and theatre venue, known as the YouTube Theater, has a capacity of 6,000 seats. The stadium and performance center are considered to be separate facilities under one roof.[25]

Another component of the stadium's design is the Infinity Screen by Samsung, an ovular, double-sided 4K HDR video board, the first of its kind, that is suspended from the roof over the field. Formerly known as "the Oculus" before a name change, the structure weighs 2.2 million pounds (1,000 t) and displays 80 million pixels.[26][27][28] The Infinity Screen also houses the stadium's 260-speaker audio system, as well as 56 5G wireless antennas.[29]

Outdoor sports in California are usually played on grass due to the state's highly favorable climate. However, a grass field is very difficult to maintain to an acceptable standard when it is used by more than one gridiron football team. Because SoFi Stadium was intended from the outset to be used by two NFL teams, the designers opted not to install a natural playing surface. The stadium joined California Memorial Stadium and Valley Children's Stadium as the only major sports facilities in California currently in use to have artificial turf installed.


SoFi Stadium has won a number of industry awards for its design, including, but not limited to:

  • "Stadium of the Year" in StadiumDB's Jury Award.[30]
  • "Outstanding Architectural Engineering Project" of 2021 by the American Society of Civil Engineers.[31]
  • The "Excellence in Action" Award to West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin), the City of Inglewood, and other project partners for the SoFi Stadium Recycled Water Project.[32]
  • Steel Winner in Tekla's North America BIM Awards[33]


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. Most of the complex was demolished in 2014 to make way for new construction with the rest demolished in late 2016 after the Hollywood Park Casino, which remained open after the track itself closed, moved to a new building. The current stadium was not the first stadium proposed for the site. The site was almost home to an 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.[34]

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 the area that had been studied by the National Football League in the past for the 1995 Raiders proposal and that the league at one point attempted to purchase.[35][36] This set off immediate speculation as to what Kroenke's intentions were for the site: After the site's former Hollywood Park owners gave up on getting an NFL stadium for the site in the mid-2000s it was sold and 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.[37] 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.[38][39]

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.[40]

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.[41][42][36][43] The project would include the stadium and a performance arts venue attached to the stadium with up to 6,000 seats. The previously approved Hollywood Park development was reconfigured to fit the stadium, and included 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 units, a luxury hotel with over 300 rooms, 25 acres (10 ha) of public parks, playgrounds, open space, a lake, and pedestrian, bicycle, and mass-transit access for future services.[36][43] 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.[44][45][46]

It was reported in early February 2015, that "earth was being moved" and the site was being graded in preparation for the construction that would begin later in the year.[47]

The project was competing 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.[48] The project was, like the Inglewood project, also approved to move forward and cleared for development.[49] The two projects spent the remainder of 2015 jockeying for the right to get approved by the NFL.[50]


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, over the rival proposal.[51] On July 14, 2016, it was announced that Turner Construction and AECOM Hunt would oversee construction of the stadium and that the architectural firm HKS, Inc. would design the stadium.[52] 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).[53] 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.[54] The FAA had previously recommended building the stadium at another site because of the risks posed to LAX—echoing concerns raised by former United States Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge.[55] 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.[56][57] On December 23, 2016, the FAA approved the large construction cranes to build the stadium.[58]

On May 18, 2017, developers announced that record rainfall in the area had postponed the stadium's completion and opening from 2019 until the 2020 NFL season.[59][60] 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).[61][62]

In March 2018, the NFL announced that it would relocate 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-foot (19,000 m2) facility neighboring the stadium in the Hollywood Park development including a studio capable of hosting audiences, as well as an outdoor studio. The new facility was completed in 2021.[63][64] On June 26, 2018, the new stadium was ceremonially topped out.[65]

As of August 2019, one year before the planned opening, Rams chief operating officer Kevin Demoff stated that the stadium was 75 percent complete.[66]

The almost-completed stadium in July 2020
The stadium in May 2023

In January 2020, Demoff announced that construction was 85 percent complete, with roof and oculus work, as well as seat installation, still in progress.[67] In February 2020, a large crane collapsed—no one was injured.[68][69] Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders issued by the California state government in March 2020, construction (exempted as a critical infrastructure project) continued with social distancing and heightened health and safety standards. Demoff acknowledged that there was a possibility that its completion could be delayed, explaining that it was "not the time you want to be finishing a stadium, in this environment as you prepare", but that "our stadium, and I believe the Raiders' stadium as well, will both be amazing when they are finished and when they will begin play, which will certainly happen in the near future, whether that's in July, August, September, in 2021".[70][71] Five construction workers were reported to have tested positive, including an ironworker who had worked in an assembly area away from the structure, and a backfill operator who had worked in an "isolated area outside the building" and had not entered it.[72][73] On June 5, 2020, construction on the facility was temporarily halted after an ironworker fell to his death through a hole in the roof created by the removal of a panel for maintenance.[74][75] On June 9, 2020, construction on the facility resumed everywhere but the roof.[76]

Canceled or postponed opening events, first events[edit]

Interior of SoFi Stadium in November 2021
SoFi Stadium during the day in March 2021

The entirety of the NFL preseason was also cancelled; the Rams held their first practice at the stadium on August 22, 2020.[77] On August 25, the Chargers and Rams announced that all games at the stadium would be held behind closed doors "until further notice".[78] An official ribbon-cutting ceremony was hosted on September 8, ahead of its first NFL event on September 13—featuring the Rams hosting and defeating the Dallas Cowboys 20–17 in the first Sunday Night game of the season.[79][80] The Chargers would have their first game at the stadium a week later, though they would fall to the Kansas City Chiefs 23–20. The first athletic contest with spectators present occurred on May 15, 2021, with LA Giltinis defeating Utah Warriors, 38–27, in a Major League Rugby match before 4,880 spectators.[81][82] The Los Angeles Rams hosted the Chicago Bears for the first NFL regular-season game at the stadium with fans in attendance on September 12, 2021, a 34–14 Rams win before a crowd of 70,445. A week later, the Los Angeles Chargers would hold their first regular season game at the stadium with fans in attendance, though they would fall to the Dallas Cowboys 20–17 before a crowd of 70,240.

All of the originally announced summer concerts at the venue were cancelled or postponed by the pandemic, including a two-night stop of Taylor Swift's Lover Fest on July 25 and 26, 2020 (originally announced as the stadium's grand opening and later cancelled, though she concluded the 2023 U.S. leg of The Eras Tour at the stadium), and tours by Guns N' Roses (2020 Tour, they would perform at nearby BMO Stadium instead), Kenny Chesney (Chillaxification Tour, though he would perform in 2022 at the stadium), Tim McGraw (Here on Earth Tour), Mötley Crüe, and Def Leppard (The Stadium Tour, though they would perform in 2022 at the stadium).[83][84][85] On May 2, 2021, the stadium hosted its first major event with spectators present, the filming of the Global Citizen-organized concert special Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, hosted by Selena Gomez and featuring Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, the Foo Fighters, H.E.R., J Balvin, and the Duke of Sussex, which aimed to promote COVID-19 vaccination.[86][87] After COVID-19 restrictions were eased, SoFi Stadium hosted its first in-person concert event by American DJ Kaskade on July 17. Mexican regional music group Los Bukis kicked off their reunion tour on August 27 and 28, filling the stadium to capacity.[88]

On November 27 and 28, and December 1 and 2, the stadium hosted Permission to Dance on Stage—LA, a run of four concerts by the K-pop group BTS.[89] The shows took in a gross of $33.3 million; Billboard reported them to be the highest-grossing concert engagement to ever be held in California, the second-largest in North America overall (surpassed only by a 10-show run at Giants Stadium by Bruce Springsteen), and the highest-grossing run of concerts at a single venue since 2012.[90]

On April 29, 2023, the stadium hosted its first ever Monster Jam event. Grave Digger would end up winning the overall event championship. Two months later, it was announced that the stadium would play host to Monster Jam World Finals 23 on May 18, 2024.

The stadium will host City Year Los Angeles Spring Break Fundraiser on May 4, 2024 with a performance by John Legend.[91] On February 1, 2025, the stadium will host the Honda Battle of the Bands, the first on the West Coast.


On September 15, 2019, it was announced that the San Francisco-based financial services company SoFi had acquired the naming rights to the new stadium under a 20-year deal valued at over $30 million per-year, a record for any naming rights for a sports venue.[92] The company became an official partner of both the Rams and the Chargers, as well as a partner of the performance venue and surrounding entertainment district.[93]

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, as the airline has a hub at nearby LAX. The airline was named the first founding partner on August 6, 2019.[94]

The performance venue was officially named YouTube Theater (the company is based in San Bruno) on June 28, 2021.[95]

For the 2026 FIFA World Cup, the stadium will be temporarily renamed to "Los Angeles Stadium" in accordance with FIFA's policy on corporate-sponsored names.[96] Likewise, for the 2028 Summer Olympics, the stadium will also be temporarily renamed for the duration of the Games.


The stadium was built privately,[97] but as of 2015, the developer was seeking significant tax breaks from Inglewood.[98][needs update]

At the commencement of construction, the cost of the stadium was estimated at $2.66 billion. But 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 by far, the most expensive sports venue ever built. Team owners voted to approve this new debt ceiling at a meeting that same month.[99] In May 2020, another $500 million in loans was approved by the NFL and the owners.[11] It is currently the most expensive stadium in the world at a cost of $5.5 billion.[100]


The St. Louis Rams were first to commit to moving to the stadium, as NFL approval for their relocation to Los Angeles was obtained on January 12, 2016. The approval, as part of a concession made by Kroenke to get the stadium project and Rams relocation approved, 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.[101]

On January 29, 2016, the Rams and the Chargers came to an agreement in principle to share the stadium. Both teams 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 facility's controlling entity, StadCo LA, LLC.[102][103][4] The same day, Chargers chairman and 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.[104] 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.[105][106] The Chargers exercising of their option led the Raiders to move to Las Vegas, Nevada, instead, and they began play at Allegiant Stadium in 2020.

The Rams' and the Chargers' move into the stadium marked 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 October 1999.

Major events[edit]


Super Bowl LVI[edit]

Pre-game warmups before Super Bowl LVI

SoFi Stadium hosted Super Bowl LVI on February 13, 2022, marking the first Super Bowl to be played in the Los Angeles area since Super Bowl XXVII in 1993. The stadium was originally awarded Super Bowl LV (2021) at an NFL owners' meeting in May 2016;[107][108] in May 2017, because the stadium's opening was delayed to 2020, the NFL chose to re-award Super Bowl LV to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa (which was the remaining city in a pool of four used to determine the hosts of Super Bowl LIII through LV), and award LVI to Los Angeles instead. Because issues may need to be addressed in an inaugural season, the NFL does not allow a stadium to host the Super Bowl during its first season of operation.[109]

In 2022, SoFi Stadium became the first stadium to host a conference championship game and the Super Bowl in the same year. With the Rams winning the 2021 NFC Championship Game, they became only the second team behind the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium, although the Rams were the away team, since the AFC (Cincinnati Bengals) was the designated home team. Following the Rams' 23–20 victory against the Bengals, it also became the second stadium to see its main tenant win the Super Bowl after Raymond James Stadium.

Super Bowl LXI[edit]

SoFi Stadium will host Super Bowl LXI on February 14, 2027, its second Super Bowl.

Date Winning Team Result Losing Team Event Attendance
February 13, 2022 Los Angeles Rams 23–20 Cincinnati Bengals Super Bowl LVI 70,048
February 14, 2027 Super Bowl LXI

College football[edit]

College Football Playoff National Championship[edit]

SoFi Stadium set up for the 2023 CFP National Championship Game.

On November 1, 2017, it was announced that the stadium would host the 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship.[110] The Georgia Bulldogs, winners of the Peach Bowl and TCU Horned Frogs, winners of the Fiesta Bowl played on January 9, 2023.[111] Georgia won 65–7, making it the largest margin of victory in a national championship game, and at the time, was the largest margin of victory any bowl game at the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) level, until Georgia surpassed that margin in the 2023 Orange Bowl.[112]

LA Bowl[edit]

The Mountain West and Pac-12 conferences play a bowl game at SoFi Stadium known as the LA Bowl (officially known as the L.A. Bowl Hosted by Gronk). The conference tie-ins for the game moved from the Las Vegas Bowl.[113] The inaugural edition of the game in 2021 featured Utah State defeating Oregon State 24–13.

Date Winning Team Losing Team Attendance Notes
December 18, 2021 Utah State Utah 24 Oregon Oregon State 13 29,896 notes
December 17, 2022 Fresno State California 29 Washington (state) Washington State 6 32,405 notes
December 16, 2023 UCLA California 35 Idaho Boise State 22 32,780 notes

High School football[edit]

On October 13, 2023, SoFi Stadium hosted its first high school football game between Downey rivals Warren High School and Downey High School, with the winner being invited to and honored at the 2023 LA Bowl. 18,000 people watched Warren defeat Downey 28–21.[114]


SoFi Stadium hosted a club friendly doubleheader on August 3, 2022, between two Major League Soccer clubs based in Los Angeles and two Liga MX clubs from Mexico: the Los Angeles Galaxy defeated Chivas Guadalajara 2–0; and Los Angeles FC lost in a penalty shootout against Club America. The event was sold out and was part of the Leagues Cup Showcase.[115][116]

Date Winning Team Result Losing Team Event Attendance
August 3, 2022 LA Galaxy United States 2–0 Mexico Guadalajara Leagues Cup Showcase 71,189
Club América Mexico 0–0
(6–5 pen.)
United States Los Angeles FC
July 16, 2023 Mexico  1–0  Panama 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final 72,963
July 26, 2023 Arsenal England 5–3 Spain Barcelona Club Friendly 70,223
June 24, 2024 Brazil  0–0  Costa Rica 2024 Copa América 67,158
June 26, 2024 Venezuela  1–0  Mexico 72,773
July 27, 2024 Arsenal England England Manchester United Club Friendly

International matches[edit]

The stadium hosted the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup final on July 16, 2023. It was the seventh final held in the Los Angeles area. Mexico won 1–0 against Panama.[117] The stadium also hosted two matches during 2024 Copa América.

2026 FIFA World Cup[edit]

The 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, Los Angeles FC, 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.[118] SoFi Stadium was initially 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.[119] The American bid to host the World Cup was selected by FIFA on June 13, 2018,[118] and SoFi stadium will host multiple matches during the tournament.[120] SoFi Stadium is one of sixteen venues set to host matches. It is also one of eleven US venues being used and is one of two venues in California which will host matches, the other being Levi's Stadium in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The stadium lacks a regulation-sized soccer pitch due to its narrow width, which has been criticized by FIFA officials. To satisfy FIFA requirements, several field level seats would be removed and the turf surface replaced by a grass pitch.[121][122] In September 2023, Stan Kroenke threatened to pull hosting from the stadium until a dispute regarding revenue sharing between him and FIFA could be resolved, though it was confirmed in January 2024 that the stadium would still be hosting matches. On February 4, 2024, it was announced that the stadium would host the opening match for the United States on June 12, 2026, as well as their third group match on June 25, 2026. SoFi Stadium will host eight matches: five group stage matches, two Round of 32 matches and a quarterfinals match.[123]

Date Time (UTC−7) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
June 12, 2026 --:-- United States  D2 Group D
June 15, 2026 --:-- TBD TBD Group G
June 18, 2026 --:-- B4 B2 Group B
June 21, 2026 --:-- TBD TBD Group G
June 25, 2026 --:-- D4  United States Group D
June 28, 2026 --:-- Runner-up Group A Runner-up Group B Round of 32
July 2, 2026 --:-- Winner Group H Runner-up Group J Round of 32
July 10, 2026 --:-- Winner Match 93 Winner Match 94 Quarterfinal


WrestleMania 39 Night 1 at SoFi Stadium

On April 1 and 2, 2023, SoFi Stadium hosted WrestleMania 39, the 2023 edition of WWE's flagship professional wrestling event WrestleMania. It was the highest-grossing event in WWE history, with a reported gate of $21.6 million and a combined attendance of 161,892 fans over both nights.[124] SoFi Stadium was originally slated to host WrestleMania 37 in 2021,[125][126] but its hosting was deferred to 2023 due to the COVID-19 pandemic [127][128]

2028 Summer Olympics[edit]

SoFi Stadium (which, per prior precedent, will be renamed for the duration of the Games according to sponsorship rules) will host the opening and closing ceremonies of 2028 Summer Olympics and Paralympics (with organizers proposing a split format for the Olympics that would also incorporate the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum).[129] The stadium will host swimming events with a planned configuration seating 38,000 spectators, making it the largest swimming venue in Olympic history. The pool will be constructed prior to the opening ceremony, and covered by the staging. To facilitate the reconfiguration process following the opening ceremony, swimming will notably take place during the second week of the Games, rather than the first as is traditional.[130][131]

2031 and 2033 Rugby World Cups[edit]

Los Angeles is amongst the cities being considered for hosting matches during the 2031 Rugby World Cup and 2033 Women's Rugby World Cup.[132]


Date Main act(s) Opening act(s) / Guest(s) Tour / Concert name Tickets sold / available for Gross revenue Notes
May 2, 2021 Global Citizen -
VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World
First major event with spectators present, which was invite only.[133]
July 17, 2021 Kaskade Deadmau5 Kaskade: Los Angeles First major event that was open to the public.[134]
July 24, 2021 Justin Bieber
Chance the Rapper
Jaden Smith
Tori Kelly
The Freedom Experience [135]
August 8, 2021 The Offspring
The Maine
ALT 98.7's "COME OUT AND PLAY" Part of Los Angeles Chargers FanFest.[136]
August 27, 2021 Los Bukis Una Historia Cantada $19,382,302 (2 shows) First sold out musical act and Latin band show to perform at SoFi.
August 28, 2021
October 14, 2021 The Rolling Stones Ghost Hounds No Filter Tour 81,676 / 81,676 (2 shows) $18,887,679 (2 shows) [137]
October 17, 2021 The Glorious Sons
November 27, 2021 BTS Permission to Dance on Stage 213,752 / 213,752 (4 shows) $33,316,345 (4 shows) [138]
November 28, 2021
December 1, 2021
December 2, 2021
May 13, 2022 Paul McCartney - Got Back 43,658 / 43,658 $12,046,695 [139]
May 28, 2022 Grupo Firme Banda El Recodo Enfiestados y Amanecidos Tour
July 23, 2022 Kenny Chesney Dan + Shay
Old Dominion
Carly Pearce
Here and Now Tour 50,227 (100%) $5,467,968 Originally called the "Chillaxification Tour".[140]
July 31, 2022 Red Hot Chili Peppers Beck
2022 Global Stadium Tour 46,902 (100%) $8,560,363 [141]
August 27, 2022 Mötley Crüe
Def Leppard
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Classless Act
The Stadium Tour 43,210 (100%) $6,192,352
September 2, 2022 The Weeknd Kaytranada
Mike Dean
After Hours til Dawn Tour 49,324 / 49,324 $11,132,108 [142]
September 30, 2022 Bad Bunny Diplo World's Hottest Tour 99,816 / 99,816 $31,096,479 [143]
October 1, 2022
November 26, 2022 The Weeknd Kaytranada
Mike Dean
After Hours til Dawn Tour 97,691 / 97,691 $17,620,155 Originally scheduled for September 3 but was rescheduled due to loss of voice.[144]
November 27, 2022
March 3, 2023 Playboi Carti
Travis Scott
Lil Wayne
Rolling Loud First music festival held at SoFi Stadium, duration of the event was 3 days and was held outside the stadium in the parking lot[145]
March 4, 2023
March 5, 2023
March 10, 2023 Stevie Nicks
Billy Joel
Two Icons, One Night 51,880 $10,884,917 [146]
May 27, 2023 Grupo Firme
June 3, 2023 Romeo Santos
June 10, 2023 TWICE Ready To Be World Tour 48,345


$7,966,286 The first girl group to sell out a show at SoFi Stadium.[147]
July 22, 2023 Morgan Wallen HARDY
Bailey Zimmerman
One Night At A Time World Tour TBA [148]
August 3, 2023 Taylor Swift Haim
Gracie Abrams
The Eras Tour TBA Swift was the first act to perform and sell out five and six shows at the stadium on a single tour, as well as its first female act to sell out shows at SoFi Stadium. The concert film Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour features footage from the first three shows at the stadium.
August 4, 2023 Haim
August 5, 2023 Haim
August 7, 2023 Haim
Gracie Abrams
August 8, 2023
August 9, 2023 Haim
August 25, 2023 Metallica Pantera
Mammoth WVH
M72 World Tour 142,738 / 142,738 $17,508,000
August 27, 2023 Five Finger Death Punch
Ice Nine Kills
September 1, 2023 Beyoncé DJ Khaled Renaissance World Tour 155,567 / 155,567 $45,540,402 [149]
September 2, 2023
September 4, 2023 Kaytranada
September 23, 2023 Ed Sheeran Russ
Maisie Peters
+–=÷x Tour 81,384 / 81,384 $9,225,764 Highest single show attendance in stadium history with 81,384 attendance.
October 5, 2023 P!NK KidCutUp
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
Summer Carnival 49,559 / 49,559 $8,104,762
November 5, 2023 Travis Scott Teezo Touchdown Circus Maximus Tour 49,735 / 49,735 $7,941,151
February 2, 2024 ILLENIUM Trilogy: Los Angeles 70,000/ 70,000 $6,370,000 [150]
February 3, 2024
March 14, 2024 Nicki Minaj
Post Malone
Metro Boomin
Rolling Loud
March 15, 2024
March 16, 2024
March 17, 2024
June 14, 2024 Luke Combs Growin’ Up And Gettin’ Old Tour [151]
June 15, 2024
July 6, 2024 Blink-182 Pierce the Veil One More Time Tour
July 10, 2024 The Rolling Stones The War and Treaty Hackney Diamonds Tour [152]
July 13, 2024 The Linda Lindas
July 20, 2024 Kenny Chesney
Zac Brown Band
Megan Moroney
Uncle Kracker
Sun Goes Down 2024 Tour
August 3, 2024 Hard Summer
August 4, 2024
August 25, 2024 Def Leppard
Steve Miller Band The Summer Stadium Tour
August 31, 2024 Lionel Richie
Diana Ross
Fool in Love Festival
September 14, 2024 Green Day
The Smashing Pumpkins
The Linda Lindas
The Saviors Tour

Hollywood Park[edit]

NFL Los Angeles campus and Kia Forum.

The stadium and the adjacent Lake Park are central to Hollywood Park, an entertainment complex and master-planned neighborhood named after the former horse racing track that sat on the site. Hollywood Park consists of over 8.5 million square feet (790,000 m2) that will be used for office space and condominiums, a 12-screen Cinepolis movie theater, ballrooms, outdoor spaces for community programming, retail, a fitness center, a luxury hotel, a brewery, restaurants and an open-air shopping and entertainment complex.[153] Adjacent to the stadium is an artificial lake colloquially known as Rivers Lake,[154][155][156][157] with a waterfall and fountain. The YouTube Theater, which seats 6,000, is under the southeast corner of the stadium canopy.[158]

The first establishment to open in Hollywood Park was the Hollywood Park Casino, which opened on October 21, 2016.[19] The NFL opened a new west coast campus in a seven-story office tower at Hollywood Park next to the stadium on September 8, 2021. Replacing a facility in Culver City, it consists of 214,063 square feet (19,887.1 m2) of leased office space and a 74,992 square feet (6,967.0 m2) studio, and features 20 conference rooms, five soundstages and an outdoor studio. One of its main tenants is NFL Media—which operates NFL Films, NFL Network, NFL RedZone, and the league's digital properties from the building.[159][160] The league has also used the facility as a secondary hub for replay reviews.[161]

Public transportation [edit]

Rams fans at Hawthorne/Lennox station

The stadium is accessible from bus shuttles to two nearby Los Angeles Metro Rail lines: the C Line at Hawthorne/Lennox station and the K Line at Downtown Inglewood station. These shuttle services operate every five to eight minutes starting three hours prior to kickoff time, and continuing until ninety minutes after the game's conclusion.[162]

A second game-day shuttle line, operated by the city of Gardena's GTrans municipal bus service, originates from the Harbor Gateway Transit Center in Gardena, traveling to SoFi Stadium, with connections to the C Line's Hawthorne/Lennox station.[163] SoFi Stadium is also accessible by Metro lines 115, 117, 211, 212, and Torrance Transit line 10.[citation needed]

The city of Inglewood and Los Angeles Metro began talks to build an 1.6 miles (2.6 km) automated people mover line that will connect the Downtown Inglewood K Line station with SoFi Stadium, as well as the Forum and the Intuit Dome, the future Los Angeles Clippers basketball arena just south of the Hollywood Park site. The Inglewood Transit Connector will be operated by the city, in conjunction with Metro, and was planned to open in 2027, one year prior to the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.[164] However, the Federal Transit Administration reports that the people mover is not expected to open for revenue service until early 2030.[165]

In popular culture[edit]

  • On September 9, 2020, the stadium's construction was the subject of a two-hour special called NFL Super Stadiums on Science Channel.[166]
  • In December 2021, the stadium was used as the venue for the Influencer Games, a YouTube Originals miniseries hosted by MrBeast (real name Jimmy Donaldson). The first video showed Donaldson put famous YouTubers and TikTokers against each other in a series of mini-games in various parts of the stadium complex, including in YouTube Theater.[167] After that, the second video showed the remaining contestants play a game of hide and seek around the entire complex.[168]
  • During the first LA Bowl at the stadium, YouTuber Mark Rober teamed up with a local 12 year old named Anthony Hartman to build the world's largest t-shirt cannon per request of Jimmy Kimmel, with all three launching it during the halftime show.
  • In February 2022, Dude Perfect, along with Mark Rober, hosted the 33rd episode of Overtime, a series by Dude Perfect at the stadium.
  • The stadium served as a filming location for part of the Starfleet Academy in Season 2 of Star Trek: Picard.[169]
  • The stadium was featured in Season 1, Episode 5 of The Idol and the episode was filmed during The Weeknd's show on September 2, 2022.[170]
  • YouTuber and comedian Tom Grossi concluded his 30 in 30 charity tour at the stadium and the nearby NFL Network Building in 2023.
  • The stadium was featured as the location of Kyle's White Party on the 13th season finale of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.[171]

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