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Outer shell of Inglewood stadium project is complete

INGLEWOOD — A ceremony was held April 15 to celebrate the completion of the outer shell of the canopy that will cover the Inglewood Stadium, plaza, and entertainment venue at the Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park.

The stadium, which will become the largest in the NFL, seating 70,240 regularly and being expandable up to 100,000, is now two-thirds complete.

“This project is really going to become the epicenter of Los Angeles, certainly from an entertainment perspective,” Rams chief of football operations Kevin Demoff said. “It’s one of the largest construction projects in the city. When the NFL envisioned coming back to Los Angeles, this is exactly what they had in mind.”

The stadium and entertainment district is hosting a jobs information and resource fair for individuals who are interested in construction-related opportunities on the 298-acre project in Inglewood. Representatives from LA/OC Building Trade Unions, Southwest Carpenters Union, workforce and life skills training partners and major subcontractor representatives will be available to answer questions regarding construction training and job opportunities.

The stadium will be home to the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers starting in 2020. The project will include a 6,000-seat performance venue located under the same roof canopy as the stadium.  

It will host year-round sports and entertainment events and has already secured Super Bowl LVI in February 2022, the College Football National Championship game in 2023 and the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2028 Olympic Games. 

Wave Staff Report