The New LA NFL Stadium Will Be Spectacular
After playing in temporary locations during their first three seasons in LA, the for sure relocating Rams and potentially relocating Chargers will play home games at a brand new 72,000-seat palace (30,000 additional standing room positions available for larger scale events) in the LA County city of Inglewood, the former home of the Lakers and Kings. The stadium, which is scheduled to open in 2019, will boast of 274 luxury suites, 16,300 premium seats, with identical home locker-rooms, owner suites, offices and support areas (if a two-team setup is needed).
In addition, the stadium will possess a built-in transparent roof, with open air coming in from the sides of the facility. The current plan calls for prominent rooftop advertising visible to planes landing at nearby Los Angeles International Airport, located 4 miles west.
The stadium and surrounding development is the brainchild of Rams owner Stan Kroenke, who is teaming up with Stockridge Capital, to construct a 300-acre mega complex, which will also include an 11-acre fan plaza and 6,000-seat theater, as well as major hotel, residential, retail, office and public park components.
Plans also call for construction of NFL Network, NFL Media and NFL Digital studios and headquarters on the Inglewood land, with the potential for the NFL Draft, NFL Scouting Combine, NFL Films premieres, NFL award shows, an NFL merchandise store and even a Western branch of the Pro Football Hall of Fame all being present at the former home of the Hollywood Park Racetrack.
Here are a series of photos displaying the stadium and surrounding grounds. (bottom of linked article)
Below are iFolloSports.com original aerial photos of the immense plot of land, which stands 11 miles southwest of downtown LA, 12 miles south of Beverly Hills and 12 miles southeast of downtown Santa Monica. Note that the photos were taken prior to the demolishing of the Hollywood Park grandstand. The bottom picture of the Hollywood Park Casino remains standing and in operation.
The development sits 1.5 miles east of the 405 freeway, 1.5 miles north of the 105 freeway, 3.5 miles west of the 110 freeway and 7 miles south of the 10 freeway.