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New Los Angeles Stadium Celebrates Topping Off Ceremony

Inglewood Stadium

A milestone for the new Los Angeles stadium for the Rams and Chargers was celebrated on Tuesday, when a topping off ceremony took place at the facility’s construction site. 

Work has been underway for the last few years on the new Los Angeles stadium, which is being planned as part of a 298-acre entertainment complex in Inglewood. The facility is currently scheduled to open in time for the 2020 NFL season, and the construction process continues to make progress.

That progress was reflected by Tuesday’s milestone, which saw the final piece of structural steel hoisted into place. More from

The ceremony, a builders’ tradition to mark progress and commemorate the structure’s final beam being put in place, saw members of the Chargers and Rams join construction workers and local dignitaries in signing the beam and celebrating the important milestone.

“When you look at the structure, two years seems so close now with the topping out ceremony,” said President of Business Operations A.G. Spanos, looking out at the rising stadium. “It’s truly remarkable what this construction team has accomplished.”

Originally the stadium was slated to open in time for the 2019 season. However, it was announced last year that the opening of the stadium would be pushed back to 2020, the result of severe rainfall over the early phases of construction. Between now and when the new stadium opens, the Rams will play home games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum while the Chargers will continue to call Carson’s StubHub Center their home.

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