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What The Inglewood Stadium Will Mean For The LA Rams And The City

Los Angeles

Today is a big day for the LA Rams and SoCal as the team breaks ground for its new NFL stadium in Inglewood.

LA Rams COO and EVP of football operations Kevin Demoff and Inglewood Mayor James Butts provided some updates about the team this week and talked about the construction of the new stadium.


Kevin (above) described the new stadium and the Hollywood Park area surrounding it as an "amusement park for an NFL fan."

The stadium will include a 300-acre entertainment venue with a hotel on-site, single-family homes, office, 1M SF of retail, a 6,000-seat performance theater and a 25-acre park.

The area is larger than Century City and three times the size of the original Disneyland, according to Kevin.


The "architectural stadium" is being built 100 feet into the ground to meet FAA requirements, Kevin told Morley Builders VP Jan Karl and the more than 300 who gathered at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in DTLA for this week's Bisnow Future of SoCal event.

It will be a completely digital stadium with a "clear windshield" at the top instead of a dome, according to Kevin.

The stadium will feature 257 suites and 16,000 club seats. Kevin said it will also have $150M to $200M worth of technology.

It will also be a cashless stadium with WiFi available.


The stadium is scheduled to be finished in 2019 and host the Super Bowl in 2021, which will be the largest sports event in LA since the 1984 Olympics, Kevin says.

Kevin says the team is committed to "using the power of football to make LA a better community" by building a playground at an Inglewood school and working with LA's Best after-school program, among other community efforts.

It was also announced Jared Goff will start this Sunday's game.


Mayor Butts (speaking) said the stadium and Hollywood Park would bring more than 40,000 construction jobs to the area. He spoke on a panel moderated by Paolucci Stalling & Martin's Daniel Martin (pictured far left).

Mayor Butts described the Forum in Hollywood Park as the No. 1 concert venue in the state and No. 2 in the US, according to Billboard Magazine.

He also said he is hoping both the Chargers and the Rams will be playing in the stadium in 2019.


Aside from the Super Bowl, Mayor Butts is setting his sights on the stadium hosting the Final Four in 2022 and possibly the opening ceremonies of the 2024 Olympics if LA wins the bid for the games.