The Los Angeles Rams are a football team with a rich history and a loyal fan base. For years, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has served as their home – but those days will soon end. Not just a new home, but a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment experience is being constructed for both the Rams and for the Los Angeles Chargers. The new 300-acre is the “Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park.”
A week ago, Barbara and I visited the new stadium’s project site with the National Association of Women in Construction, Los Angeles Chapter (NAWIC LA), as lucky members in a highly-coveted tour. We were first shown plans for the stadium and its surrounding area that is not limited to just the new Rams Stadium; it also includes nearly 900,000 square feet of space for retailers, a 300-room hotel, and a separate performance venue that will seat 6,0000 concert-goers. We learned all about – then viewed- the impressive engineering that went into creating a site so safe for earthquakes, it would be my hope to find myself there during the next “Big One.” The design also includes extraordinary water features that include a waterfall and lake, walking paths, and a futuristic, wavy glass canopy that will surely become a new city landmark.
The Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park will be an open-air stadium with fixed seating for 70,000 people. In the case of major events, the seating will expand to accommodate up to 100,000 people. A unique, wrap-around interior digital display will ensure that every seat provides a clear view of each replay. At just four miles from LAX, 12 miles from Downtown LA, and soon to be a metro-rail stop, both the stadium and neighboring hotel will be highly accessible for travelers, and business people, as well as sports fans.
Construction of this world-class stadium will be complete in 2020, at a cost of approximately $2.5 billion. It is already scheduled to host major future sporting events, including the 2022 Super Bowl as well as the opening and closing ceremonies for the Olympics in 2028.
This project is ground-breaking, and Giroux Glass is proud to say that we will be involved in the execution of this project.