Construction of a new Los Angeles stadium is moving along, with signs of progress apparent during a visit from NFL officials this week.
Currently under construction in Inglewood, the upcoming stadium is on track to open in 2020 as the new home of the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers. Along with hosting NFL games, the stadium will serve as a venue for major events in the Los Angeles area, including the 2028 Summer Olympics and Super Bowl LVI in 2022.
With construction reportedly about 75 percent complete, NFL officials visited the site Tuesday. During that appearance, officials from the teams and the league took the opportunity to tout the scale of the project, which calls for the stadium to serve as the anchor of a sprawling entertainment district. More from ABC 7:
Los Angeles Chargers chief of staff Fred Maas said: “This is more than just the football stadium and it’s something I think that anyone who lives in Los Angeles can enjoy and partake in. There will be a full range of activities and it’s going to become a signature for this incredible city.”
There will be restaurants and stores and entertainment areas. NFL officials say they are making sure everything is perfect for the fan experience.
“It absolutely blows you away. The scale in the way, not only the stadium will come to life, but this entire district will come to life, in a way that will make this an incredibly special Super Bowl,” said [executive vice president of NFL special events Peter] O’Reilly.
The stadium is about 75 percent complete and is set to open in the summer of 2020.
Commonly referred to as the Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park for now, the venue will be one of two NFL facilities to host a pair of teams when it opens, joining MetLife Stadium–home of the New York Giants and New York Jets. For the 2019 NFL season, the Rams and Chargers will play at their respective temporary homes–the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, which is in the final phase of an extensive renovation led by USC, and Carson’s Dignity Health Sports Park.
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