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Inglewood Stadium Construction Delays Shift Date For LA Super Bowl

Rendering of Inglewood NFL stadium

Less than a week after the news the $2.6B Inglewood Stadium would be delayed by a year due to LA's record rainfalls, NFL owners voted to move Super Bowl LV from LA to Tampa.

LA was originally scheduled to host Super Bowl LV in February 2021 at the stadium, which will be home to both the LA Rams and the Chargers.

LA will now have to wait and host Super Bowl LVI in 2022, ESPN reports.

The Inglewood Stadium is not scheduled to open until the summer of 2020, and a team cannot host a Super Bowl in a stadium's inaugural year unless there is an approved waiver, according to NFL rules.

The 2021 Super Bowl will be held at the Buccaneers' Raymond James Stadium, which seats 65,000 but can expand to 75,000, and is undergoing a reno this year.

The Inglewood stadium will seat 70,000 and be part of a 298-acre site that will include a 300-room hotel, a 6,000-seat performance venue and retail and office space at the site of the former Hollywood Park Racetrack.

The Rams are scheduled to continue to play their home games at the USC Coliseum in 2019.

The Chargers will play at AEG’s StubHub Center in Carson.

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