The new stadium for both Los Angeles NFL franchises is taking shape, rapidly changing the skyline in the team’s future home in Inglenook. The Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park, the $4.963 billion, ultra-modern eventual home of both the Rams and the Chargers, is on pace to be ready for the 2020 NFL season.
On November 25, the L.A. Rams blog on USA Today The Rams Wire published a post showing the stadium’s roof and bowl coming together along with a video showing a comprehensive view of the stadium in its current state of construction. As of November 13, 11 roof trusses have been installed and the seating area is clearly defined as crews work to have the stadium ready for play in about 18 months.
The Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park will be one of the largest stadiums in the nations, with a capacity of 70,240 for regular season games, but expandable to well over 100,000 for Super Bowls and other larger events. The stadium is already scheduled to host Super Bowl LVI in 2022, the College Football National Championships in 2023, the 2026 World Cup hosted by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, and the opening ceremonies, soccer, and other events during the 2028 Olympic Games host be Los Angeles. The stadium is also the centerpiece of Hollywood Park, a planned entertainment district located on the site of the old Hollywood Park Racetrack.
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The Rams, which moved back to Los Angeles after more than two decades and one Super Bowl victory in St. Louis, are currently playing home games in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum are currently averaging just over 72,000 per game in the stadium built back in 1923. The Chargers, on the other hand, are currently ranked dead last in attendance, barely averaging 25,000 per home game in the Stub Hub Center, a 27,000 seat stadium built for the city’s Major League Soccer franchise, the L.A. Galaxy.
The Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park was designed by HKS Architects, a well-respected firm known for other sports complexes, including Lucas Oil Stadium, AT&T Stadium, and U.S. Naval Academy Wesley Brown Field House.