SoFi Stadium is taking shape ahead of its scheduled opening this summer, as construction work on the upcoming Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers home makes progress.
The 2020 NFL season will see the debut of SoFi Stadium, which is being built in Inglewood as part of a larger development initiative led by Rams owner Stan Kroenke. Under the current construction timeline, the stadium is still on track to host back-to-back Taylor Swift concerts over July 25-26 as its first events, meaning that it should be finished weeks ahead of its first NFL games.
When giving an update during a media tour of the construction site on Wednesday, Rams COO Kevin Demoff noted that the team’s season-ticket sales are picking up. Meanwhile, construction work on SoFi Stadium is making visible progress. More from ESPN:
Demoff said the Rams are “pacing” toward selling all of their seat licenses before Week 1, but tickets are still available at basically every price point. Season-ticket sales are tracking similarly to the past couple of offseasons, which Demoff considered a source of encouragement. He pointed to the Rams’ average attendance at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum — 71,870 from 2018 to 2019 — and noted that it was greater than the new stadium’s capacity.
“The last three weeks have been the best sales weeks we’ve had in months, really going back to the Super Bowl time,” Demoff said. “And I think it’s just because people recognize this building is here, it’s coming along, and they want to be part of what we’re doing in 2020.”
The stadium site still hosts up to 3,200 construction workers on a daily basis. All of the structural elements, minus the roof and video board, have been completed, but most of the finishing touches remain. The timeline — readjusted after heavy rainfall delayed the project by a year — remains intact. The building will be entirely digital, allowing the theme to change from the Rams to the Chargers and back again with the proverbial flip of a switch.
SoFi Stadium will be the anchor of the larger Hollywood Park development, a sprawling 298-acre sports and entertainment destination that is expected to draw crowds on a year-round basis. The stadium naming-rights agreement with SoFi, a digital personal-finance firm, was announced in September.
Renderings courtesy Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park.
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