Construction of the new Los Angeles Stadium is making steady progress, and is on track to debut in 2020 for the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers.
The stadium was originally planned to open for the 2019 NFL season, but that timeline was officially pushed back last year as the result of heavy rainfall during the early phases of construction. Once it was clear that a 2019 opening was no longer in the works, the push was on to make sure the facility could be built in a time frame that allowed it to open in 2020.
During a media tour on Wednesday, it was reported that construction of the stadium is moving at a solid pace. More from The Los Angeles Times:
Ground broke on construction 14 months ago, and the skeleton of the facility is starting to come together.
You can make out where the end zones will be, where some of the seats will installed and where team buses will enter and exit the stadium, which is carved 100 feet into the earth. A row of portable toilets serve as a good landmark for where midfield will be.
No longer a pile of dirt or a giant hole, it’s beginning to look like a stadium.
“It’s for real,” Chargers owner Dean Spanos said. “Just to look at it, you see the size and enormity of this project. You can’t describe it unless you’re here to see it for it yourself. … Knowing that in 2020 we’re going to be playing here, it’s pretty exciting.”
Originally, the new Los Angeles Stadium was to have hosted Super Bowl LV in 2021, but the delay resulted in that game being moved to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. As a result, Los Angeles was instead awarded Super Bowl LVI. Until the stadium opens, the Rams and Chargers will remain at their respective homes–the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the StubHub Center in Carson.
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