15 Coolest Things About the Upcoming LA Rams and Chargers Stadium (Photos)
Football is finally back in Los Angeles, with the Rams and Chargers set to ensure that their upcoming $2.6 billion stadium has all the Hollywood glamour and VIP amenities that you’d expect for A-list clientele alongside the football necessities for die-hard NFL fans. TheWrap got a sneak peek at the L.A. Stadium Entertainment District, click through to check out the coolest aspects.
The 70,000-seat open air stadium is expandable up to 100,000 seats — and aside to hosting regular season NFL games — it’s also destined to be home to the 2028 Olympics, future Super Bowls, college football national championship games, the NCAA Final Four, X Games and a multitude of other sporting events.
Reminiscent of the waves pounding the nearby beaches, the stadium roof curves in a perfect wave of transparent ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) covering the playing field, seating bowl, Champions Plaza and performance venue.
Funded by the real-estate fortunes of Rams owner Stan Kroenke and the Chargers matriarch Alex Spanos, the two L.A. teams (one of which is in the AFC and the other the AFC) will split their time at the new stadium with eight home games a piece per regular season (not accounting for playoffs or potential Super Bowls). Currently, all aspects of the entertainment district’s model center in Playa Vista pays equal homage to both teams.
Whether it’s fantasy football fanatics wanting to follow every stat, or corporations showcasing their company message, the 52-screens throughout the stadium mean that not a single play or deal will be missed.
The entry to the club area will have a more open plan layout, so fans can mingle, meet up, and freak out when if a game is coming down to the wire.
While its Compton neighbor is more famous, Inglewood is steeped in history — all of which will be celebrated at its latest addition. Renowned for the former Hollywood Park Racetrack, it is also home to the Forum, where both the L.A. Lakers and Kings played from 1967-99.
The sleek design of the Premiere Center mirrors that of the eventual stadium, while the integrated technology allows the space to evolve as new elements are developed.
While the opening of the stadium is still three years away, the L.A. Stadium Premiere Center shows potential season ticket or suite buyers exactly what to expect through an Emmy-worthy introduction video, a 30 by 40 foot model replica, and digital displays. You sign a deal right there — and then celebrate at the in-house bar.
Source: The Wrap