Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park

The Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park, or LASED (short for Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District),[12] is the working name of an open-air ETFE roof-covered stadium and entertainment complex under construction in Inglewood, California, United States. Once complete, it will be approximately three miles (5 km) from Los Angeles International Airport, and is located immediately south of The Forum.

Planned to open in 2020, the stadium will serve as the home to the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). It is also scheduled to host Super Bowl LVI in February 2022 and the College Football Playoff National Championship in January 2023. During the 2028 Summer Olympics, the stadium is expected to host the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as soccer. Archery will be held on the grounds outside the stadium.

Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park will be the third stadium, and second to be in current use, since the 1970 AFL–NFL merger to be shared by two NFL teams. MetLife Stadium, in East Rutherford, New Jersey, is home to the New York Giants and New York Jets, as was its predecessor, Giants Stadium. It will be the fourth facility in the Los Angeles area to host multiple teams from the same league as Staples Center is home to both of the city's National Basketball Association (NBA) teams, the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers, Dignity Health Sports Park for a time hosted both the LA Galaxy and now-defunct Chivas USA of Major League Soccer, and Dodger Stadium hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels from 1962 to 1965.

The stadium is a component of Hollywood Park, a master planned neighborhood in development on the site of the former Hollywood Park Racetrack. Hollywood Park Casino opened in October 2016, becoming the first establishment to open on the property.[13]

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Los Angeles Stadium under construction, June 2019
Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
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Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park is located in California
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Former namesCity of Champions Stadium (planning phase)[1]
LocationInglewood, California
Coordinates33°57′12″N 118°20′21″W / 33.95345°N 118.3392°WCoordinates: 33°57′12″N 118°20′21″W / 33.95345°N 118.3392°W
Public transitLAMetroLogo.svg Downtown Inglewood station (planned 2020)  Crenshaw/LAX Line 
OwnerKroenke Sports & Entertainment
Hollywood Park Land Company, LLC. (A joint venture of The Flesher Group and Stockbridge Capital Group)
City of Inglewood
Executive suites275
Capacity70,240[2] (expandable to 100,240)[3][4] for Super Bowls, FIFA World Cups, Summer Olympics, Wrestlemania and other major events.[5]
Acreage298 acres (121 ha)
SurfaceArtificial turf
Construction
Broke groundNovember 17, 2016
Construction cost$4.963 billion (estimated, including development)[6][7]
ArchitectHKS, Inc.
Project managerLegends Global Planning[8]
Structural engineerWalter P Moore Engineers and Consultants[9]
Services engineerHenderson Engineers, Inc.[10]
General contractorTurner/AECOM/ HuntJV[11]
Tenants
Los Angeles Rams (NFL) (2020–)
Los Angeles Chargers (NFL) (2020–)

History

Hollywood Park Racetrack

The stadium site was previously home to Hollywood Park, later sold and referred to as Betfair Hollywood Park, which was a thoroughbred race course from 1938 until it was shut down for racing and training in December 2013. The casino remained open, containing a poker card room. Most of the complex was demolished in 2014 to make way for new construction with the rest demolished in late 2016 after the new Hollywood Park Casino was opened. The current stadium project was not the first stadium proposed for the site. The site was almost home to a NFL stadium two decades earlier. In May 1995 after the departure of the Rams for St. Louis, the National Football League team owners approved, by a 27-1 vote with two abstentions, a resolution supporting a plan to build a $200 million, privately funded stadium on property owned by Hollywood Park for the Los Angeles Raiders. Al Davis, who was then the Raiders owner balked and refused the deal over a stipulation that he would have had to accept a second team at the stadium.[14]

2014: Location discussions

On January 31, 2014, the Los Angeles Times reported that Stan Kroenke, owner of the St. Louis Rams, purchased a 60-acre parcel of land just north of the Hollywood Park site in an area that had been studied by the National Football League in the past and at one point attempted to purchase.[15] This set off immediate speculation as to what Kroenke's intentions were for the site: it was originally planned to be a Walmart Supercenter; however, in 2014, most of the speculation centered on the site as a possible stadium site or training facility for the Rams.[16] NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell represented that Kroenke informed the league of the purchase. As an NFL owner, any purchase of land in which a potential stadium could be built must be disclosed to the league. Speculation about the Rams' returning to their home of nearly fifty years had already been discussed when Kroenke was one of the finalists in bidding for ownership in the Los Angeles Dodgers, but speculation increased when the news broke that the Rams owner had a possible stadium site in hand.[17][18]

2015

Former Hollywood Park Racetrack site (cropped)
2015 aerial view of former racetrack and complex site, with the Downtown Los Angeles skyline in background.

Nearly a year went by without a word from Kroenke about his intentions for the land, as he failed to ever address the St. Louis media, or the Hollywood Park Land Company, about what the site may be used for. There was, however, speculation about the future of the Rams franchise until it was reported that the National Football League would not be allowing any franchise relocation for the 2015 season.[19]

Construction and design

On January 5, 2015, Stockbridge Capital Group, the owners of the Hollywood Park Land Company, announced that it had partnered with Kroenke Sports & Entertainment to add the northern 60-acre parcel to the rest of the development project and build a multi-purpose 70,240-seat stadium designed for the NFL.[20] The project will include the stadium of seating capacity up to 100,240 (including standing room-only seats), an ETFE roof with digital advertising and a performance arts venue attached to the stadium up to 6,000 seats while reconfiguring the previously approved Hollywood Park entertainment venue that includes plans for up to 900,000 square feet of retail, 800,000 square feet of office space, 2,500 new residential and condo units, a 300-room luxury hotel and 25 acres of public parks, playgrounds, open space, a lake and pedestrian, bicycle and mass-transit access for future services. The stadium would be ready by 2019. On February 24, 2015, the Inglewood City Council approved the stadium plan and the initiative with construction on the stadium planned to begin in December 2015.[15][21]

On February 24, 2015, the Inglewood City Council approved plans with a 5–0 unanimous vote to combine the 60-acre plot of land with the larger Hollywood Park development and rezone the area to include sports and entertainment capabilities. This essentially cleared the way for developers to begin construction on the venue as planned in December 2015.[22][23][24]

It was also reported, in early February 2015, that "earth was being moved" and the site was being graded to be prepared for the construction that would begin later in the year.[25]

Timeline

2016

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2016 aerial view of the stadium construction site, adjacent to The Forum. The new Hollywood Park Casino is in the foreground.

The NFL approved the Inglewood proposal and the Rams' relocation back to Los Angeles, 30–2, on January 12, 2016. On July 14, 2016, it was announced that Turner Construction and AECOM Hunt would oversee construction of the stadium and that the HKS, Inc. architect firm will design the stadium.[26]

On October 19, 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) determined that a 110-foot-tall LB 44 rotary drill rig would not pose a hazard to air navigation, so it approved the first of several pieces of heavy equipment to be used during construction. The stadium design had been under review by the FAA for more than a year because of concerns about how the structure would interact with radar at nearby Los Angeles International Airport.[27] On December 16, 2016, it was reported in Sports Business Journal that the FAA had declined to issue permits for cranes needed to build the structure. "We’re not going to evaluate any crane applications until our concerns with the overall project are resolved," said FAA spokesman Ian Gregor.[28] The FAA had previously recommended building the stadium at another site due to the risks posed to LAX—echoing concerns raised by former United States Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge.[29]

The Rams held the groundbreaking construction ceremony at the future Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park site on November 17, 2016. The ceremony featured NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Rams' owner Stan Kroenke.[30][31]

On December 23, 2016, the FAA approved the large construction cranes to build the stadium.[32]

2017

September 2017 aerial view of the construction site of the Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park
September 2017 aerial view of the construction site

On May 18, 2017, developers announced that record rainfall in the area had postponed the stadium's completion and opening from 2019 to until the 2020 NFL season.[33][34]

On August 8, 2017, the LA Stadium Premiere Center in Playa Vista opened as a place for suite buyers and season ticket holders to preview the stadium. The center contains a massive replica model of the stadium, giving potential buyers a preview of what they can expect when the stadium opens.[35][36][37]

2018

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LA Stadium under on November 2018.

The NFL announced that NFL Media will add 200,000 square feet of space to the LA Stadium campus and move from its current facility in Culver City around mid 2021. In addition to office and studio space, the new facility also will feature NFL Media's first outdoor studio and studio space to host live audiences.[38]

On June 26, 2018, the stadium reached 40% completion. The project "topped out" which is a construction term used to signify that the highest steel beam on the stadium has been put into place.

2019

By January 25, 2019, the stadium was 60% complete.[39]

By April 2019, the stadium was two-thirds complete with the outer shell of the canopy complete.[40]

The San Francisco-based SoFi (Social Finance) has negotiated with the Los Angeles Rams over a naming rights deal worth $400 million.[41]

Funding

The stadium is being built privately,[42] but the developer is seeking significant tax breaks from Inglewood.[43]

The cost of the stadium project was originally estimated to be approximately $2.66 billion upon the commencement of construction. However, internal league documents produced by the NFL in March 2018 indicated a need to raise the debt ceiling for the facility to a total of $4.963 billion, making it one of the most expensive sports and entertainment venues ever built. Team owners were expected to vote and approve this new debt ceiling at a meeting that same month.[44]

Tenants and events

The Los Angeles Rams have committed to moving to the stadium, as NFL approval for their relocation was obtained on January 12, 2016. The approval also gave the San Diego Chargers the first option to relocate to Los Angeles and share the stadium with the Rams, conditioned on a negotiated lease agreement between the two teams. The option would have expired on January 15, 2017, at which time the Oakland Raiders would have acquired the same option.[45]

On January 29, 2016, the Rams and Chargers came to an agreement in principle to share the stadium. The Chargers would contribute a $200 million stadium loan from the NFL and personal seat license fees to the construction costs and would pay $1 per year in rent to the Rams.[46] The same day, Chargers chairman-CEO Dean Spanos announced the team would remain in San Diego for the 2016 NFL season, while continuing to work with local government on a new stadium.[47] Measure C (the Chargers stadium proposal) did not receive the requisite number of votes required for passage.

On January 12, 2017, the Chargers exercised their option and announced plans to relocate to Los Angeles for the 2017 season, making the Chargers the second tenant at the stadium and returning them to the market where they played their inaugural season in 1960.[48][49]

When the Rams and Chargers move into the stadium, projected for August 2020, it will mark the return of major professional sports to Inglewood for the first time since the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Kings left The Forum for Staples Center in May 1999.

WrestleMania

On April 22, 2019, the mayor of Inglewood confirmed that the city has placed a bid to bring WWE’s WrestleMania to the stadium in the next couple of years, possibly in 2021 for the event's 37th edition.

NFL

Super Bowl LVI

College football

Bowl Game

Beginning in 2020, the stadium will host a postseason bowl game between a team from the Pacific-12 Conference and the Mountain West Conference.

2023 CFP National Championship

Association Football

2026 FIFA World Cup

  • A local 'host city bid' was organized by private business's led by AEG with the assistance from the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment District Commission (LA Stadium), LAFC, the LA Galaxy, Rose Bowl Stadium; among others submitted a bid for LA to be named as a host city candidate during the 2026 tournament. The LA city council approved the bid to be a host city after the private business showed support and offered to pay hosting costs.[52] The LA stadium was not selected as a bidding venue stadium for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The Canada–Mexico–United States 2026 FIFA World Cup bid organizing committee left the stadium out of the bid book as unbuilt stadiums in the bidding process are deductions in the bid evaluations.[53] The United Bid committee stated they would re-evaluate the stadium selection process and re-visit LA Stadium as their main option stadium in the Los Angeles Metro area in June 2020.[54] The American bid to host the World Cup was awarded by FIFA on June 13, 2018.[52]

2028 Summer Olympics

The Hollywood Park stadium is expected to host soccer matches during the 2028 Summer Olympics. Los Angeles organizers had also proposed that the stadium co-host the Games' ceremonies with Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with a dual-venue format.[55]

Other events

The stadium also allows other potential NFL opportunities on the complex such as an NFL, MLS, NCAA Football retail store, the NFL Honors ceremony, NFL Films premieres, other NFL-themed events, a West Coast wing of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and NFL-themed hotels.[56]

Hollywood Park

The surrounding development around the stadium will include the new Hollywood Park entertainment complex and master planned neighborhood with over 8.5 million square feet (790,000 m2) for office space and condominiums, it will also include a 6,000-seat performance and theatre venue attached to the stadium, outdoor movie screen, ballrooms, indoor and outdoor room, an a lake with a waterfall fountain, a luxury hotel, high-scale restaurants and an open-air shopping center.[57] There will also be team stores for the Chargers and Rams.[56] The first new establishment to open service on the site was the new Hollywood Park Casino, which opened on October 21, 2016.[13]

NFL Media Campus

The campus will become the new home of NFL Media which is currently based in Culver City. The NFL will develop a 200,000 square foot space to house office operations for hundreds of employees that work for NFL.com, the NFL app and NFL RedZone. It will also be the new site for the NFL Network headquarters. In addition to office and studio space, the facility also will feature NFL Media's first outdoor studio and space to host studio audiences. The new NFL Media studio campus is expected to open by the summer of 2021.[38]

Defeated rival proposals

The Hollywood Park stadium project plan competed directly with a rival proposal. On February 19, 2015, the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers announced plans for a privately financed $1.85 billion stadium that the two teams would build in Carson if they were to move to the Los Angeles market. Both teams stated that they would continue to attempt to get stadiums built in their respective cities.[58]

On April 21, 2015, Carson City Council bypassed the option to put the stadium to a public vote and approved the plan 3–0.[59] The NFL approved the Rams' relocation on January 12, 2016, with 30 of the 32 owners voting their approval to relocate, effectively ending the Carson proposal.[60]

See also

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2019 Los Angeles Chargers season

The 2019 Los Angeles Chargers season will be the franchise's upcoming 50th season in the National Football League (NFL), the 60th overall, the 4th in the Greater Los Angeles Area and the third under head coach Anthony Lynn. The Chargers will try to improve on their 12–4 record. It will also mark the Chargers' third and final season playing their home games at Dignity Health Sports Park, as the team will move into Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park in Inglewood beginning with the 2020 season. The Chargers also switched their home uniforms to their alternate powder blue's ditching the former navy uniforms.

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The 2019 Los Angeles Rams season will be the franchise's 82nd season in the National Football League, their 83rd overall, their 53rd in the Greater Los Angeles Area and their third under head coach Sean McVay. It will also mark the Rams' final season playing their home games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, as the team will move into Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park in Inglewood beginning with the 2020 season. They will enter the season looking to bounce back after their Super Bowl LIII loss to the New England Patriots.

2028 Summer Olympics

The 2028 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad, and commonly known as LA 2028, is a forthcoming international multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from July 21 to August 6, 2028, in Los Angeles, California, United States.

The process of bidding for the host city was originally scheduled to begin in 2019, with the winning bid due to be announced in 2021. However, following the withdrawal of a number of cities from the bidding process for both the 2022 Winter Olympics and the 2024 Summer Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) resolved in July 2017 to jointly award both the 2024 and 2028 Games. Thus on July 31, 2017, an agreement was reached wherein Los Angeles would bid for the 2028 Games with $1.8 billion of additional funding from the IOC, which then cleared the way for Paris to be confirmed as host of the 2024 Games. Both cities were formally announced as winners of their respective Games at the 131st IOC Session in Lima, Peru, on September 13, 2017. The bid was praised by the IOC for using a record-breaking number of existing and temporary facilities and relying on corporate money.This is the third time that Los Angeles will have hosted the Summer Olympics, making it the third city after London (1908, 1948, and 2012) and Paris (1900, 1924, and 2024) to host the Games three times and the first American city to do so. These will be the fifth Summer Olympic Games to be hosted in the United States, the previous four occasions being St. Louis 1904, Los Angeles 1932, Los Angeles 1984, and Atlanta 1996. These will also be the fourth Olympics to be held in the U.S. state of California, and the ninth Olympics to be held in the U.S. overall (taking both summer and winter Games into account; the four winter editions being Lake Placid 1932, Squaw Valley 1960, Lake Placid 1980, and Salt Lake City 2002).

Dignity Health Sports Park

Dignity Health Sports Park, formerly the Home Depot Center and StubHub Center, is a multiple-use sports complex located on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, California that consists of a soccer stadium, a separate tennis stadium, a track and field facility, and a velodrome: VELO Sports Center. It is approximately fourteen miles (23 km) south of downtown Los Angeles and its primary tenant is the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer (MLS). It is also the temporary home of the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL).

Opened in 2003, the $150 million complex was developed and is operated by the Anschutz Entertainment Group. With a seating capacity of 27,000, it is the largest soccer-specific stadium in the U.S. and the second-largest among its kind in MLS, after Canadian Toronto FC's BMO Field. In addition to hosting LA Galaxy games since its opening, the stadium also served as the home of the now-defunct Chivas USA MLS team from 2005 to 2014.

The stadium became the temporary home of the Los Angeles Chargers beginning in 2017 – making it the smallest NFL stadium – until the completion of the Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park in 2020, which they will then share with the Los Angeles Rams. During the 2018 Los Angeles Chargers season, while the Chargers played in the stadium, the facility was named ROKiT Field at StubHub Center; ROKiT's naming rights to the football field are part of a "multi-year" agreement.During its first decade, the stadium's sponsor was hardware retailer The Home Depot. In 2013, the title sponsor became the online ticket marketplace StubHub. In 2019, the name sponsor became healthcare provider Dignity Health.

Downtown Inglewood station

Downtown Inglewood is an under-construction at-grade light rail station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. The station incorporates artwork by the artist Kenturah Davis.

Hollywood Park Casino

Hollywood Park Casino is a casino and sports bar in Inglewood, California. Originally part of the Hollywood Park Racetrack, the casino moved to a new building in 2016 after the closure and demolition of the racetrack in 2013.

Hollywood Park Racetrack

Hollywood Park, later sold and referred to as Betfair Hollywood Park, was a thoroughbred race course located in Inglewood, California, about 3 miles (5 km) from Los Angeles International Airport and adjacent to the Forum indoor arena. In 1994 Hollywood Park Casino, with a poker card room, was added to the racetrack complex. Horse racing and training were shut down in December 2013 though the casino operations continued while a new state of the art casino building opened in October 2016.The former horse racetrack area will be the site of Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park, home of the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League, when the stadium is completed in 2020. Until then, the Rams temporarily play home games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the Chargers play at the Dignity Health Sports Park.

Inglewood, California

Inglewood is a city in southwestern Los Angeles County, California in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had a population of 109,673. It was incorporated on February 14, 1908. The city is in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park is currently under construction in the city and, when completed around 2020, will be the new home of both the National Football League's Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers. The city is also close to Los Angeles International Airport.

Legends Hospitality

Legends, also known as Legends Hospitality and Legends Hospitality Management LLC is a food, beverage, merchandise retail and stadium operations corporation serving entertainment venues and companies. Formed in 2008, Legends is a joint venture of Yankee Global Enterprises and Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys. Minority investors include Goldman Sachs and CIC Partners. Legends is headquartered at One World Trade Center in New York City.On October 20, 2008, Cowboys owner Jones and New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner announced a joint business venture called Legends Hospitality Management LLC which would operate the concessions and merchandising sales at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and at the new Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York, along with the stadiums of the Yankees' minor league affiliates. Former Pizza Hut President Michael Rawlings runs the company. The company was also backed by Wall Street investment firm Goldman Sachs and Dallas private equity firm CIC Partners LP.Legends has since branched out to multiple venues across the world such as the One World Observatory in a 15-year, $875 million contract, Levi's Stadium, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar, Banc of California Stadium, Nissan Stadium, Angel Stadium, Golden 1 Center, Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park, Las Vegas Stadium, University of Southern California, Prudential Center, Notre Dame, the Rose Bowl, Oklahoma Sooners, Dallas Mavericks and numinous other professional and college venues and companies. The company is estimated to be worth around $750 million.It has in addition branched out in what it offers. Although Legends began as a concessions company it has since expanded to help teams build and operate stadiums. It also sells naming rights, tickets, and Personal seat licenses on behalf of teams.

List of current National Football League stadiums

This article is a list of current National Football League stadiums, sorted by capacity, their locations, their first year of usage, and home teams. Although the National Football League (NFL) has 32 teams, there are only 31 full-time NFL stadiums because the New York Giants and New York Jets share MetLife Stadium. This number is scheduled to decrease to 30 when the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers will begin to share Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park in 2020.

The newest full-time NFL stadium is Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, home of the Atlanta Falcons, which opened for the 2017 season. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, temporary home of the Los Angeles Rams, is the oldest, having opened in 1923.

The NFL uses several other stadiums on a regular basis in addition to the teams' designated regular home sites. In England, two London venues—Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Wembley Stadium—are contracted to host a combined four games per season, as part of the NFL International Series which runs through 2020. The former is the newest stadium that hosts NFL games, having opened in April 2019. Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, Mexico, will also host a NFL International Series game in 2019. In addition, Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, is the location of the annual exhibition Pro Football Hall of Fame Game. Since 2016, Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida has hosted the Pro Bowl.

The majority of current NFL stadiums have sold naming rights to corporations. As of the 2018 season, Arrowhead Stadium, Lambeau Field, Paul Brown Stadium, and Soldier Field have never sold naming rights, while Broncos Stadium at Mile High have previously sold naming rights. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum—a temporary NFL venue—has sold their naming rights in a deal that will officially change the stadium's name in August 2019.

Los Angeles Bowl

The Los Angeles Bowl is a proposed NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision college football bowl game to be played in Los Angeles, California at Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park. The college conferences that would have tie-ins with the bowl are the Mountain West Conference and the Pac-12 Conference.

Los Angeles Stadium

Los Angeles Stadium may refer to:

Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park, a sports and entertainment district under construction in Inglewood, California, United States

Proposed Los Angeles NFL stadiums#Los Angeles Stadium in Industry (2008) former proposed stadium in Industry, California, United States

Proposed Los Angeles NFL stadiums#Carson Stadium (2015) former proposed stadium in Carson, California, United States

Proposed Los Angeles NFL stadiums#Farmers Field (2010) former proposed stadium in downtown Los Angeles

Los Angeles XFL team

The Los Angeles XFL team is a professional American football team based in Los Angeles, California. The team is a franchise of the XFL (2020) begun by Vince McMahon of World Wrestling Entertainment, a major television network in the United States. The team will play its home games at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, currently home to the NFL's Los Angeles Chargers (which will be vacating the stadium in favor of the new Los Angeles stadium at Hollywood Park before the XFL's arrival) and MLS’s LA Galaxy.Los Angeles joins New York, Dallas, Houston, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa Bay and Washington, D.C. as the league's inaugural cities. Teams will have 40-man active rosters and play a 10-week season. Vince McMahon said "the game will feature simplified rules for a faster pace of game that should complete in under three hours", and will draw from former college and NFL players.XFL (2020) commissioner and chief executive Oliver Luck also said there would be franchises in Houston, St. Louis, Seattle, Tampa, and Washington, D.C., when the league kicks off the weekend of February 8–9, one week after Super Bowl LIV.On May 7, 2019, Winston Moss was announced as the team's head coach.

Sports in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles metropolitan area is home to several professional and collegiate sports teams. The Greater Los Angeles Area has eleven major league professional teams: the Anaheim Ducks, the Los Angeles Angels, the Los Angeles Chargers, the Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles FC, LA Galaxy, the Los Angeles Kings, the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Sparks, and the Los Angeles Rams. USC Trojans football, UCLA Bruins men's basketball, USC Trojans baseball, USC Trojans track & field, and Cal State Fullerton Titans baseball are all historically premier organizations in college sports. Other major sports teams include UCLA Bruins Football, Pepperdine Waves baseball, and formerly the Los Angeles Raiders and Los Angeles Aztecs. Between them, these Los Angeles area sports teams have won a combined 105 Championship Titles. Los Angeles area colleges have produced upwards of 200 National Championship Teams, primarily from USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins of the Pac-12 Conference. The 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics were held in Los Angeles. In 2028 the city will host the Olympics for a third time.

St. Mary's Academy (Inglewood, California)

St. Mary's Academy (SMA) is a Roman Catholic high school for girls located within the city of Inglewood, California, United States. It is located between the intersections of Prairie Avenue and Grace Avenue.

Stockbridge Capital Group

Stockbridge Capital Group is a private-equity real estate investment company based in San Francisco, led by Terry Fancher and Sol Raso. In 2019 the company had over $13 billion in assets under management.

The company owns the Hollywood Park Casino in Inglewood, California and is partners with Kroenke Sports & Entertainment on Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park and it's surrounding development. Stockbridge purchased the property in July 2005 from Churchill Downs Incorporated for $260 million in cash and operated Hollywood Park Racetrack until 2013. Stockbridge also owns more than 200 mobile home parks through Yes! Communities. They have received $1.3 billion in financing from Fannie Mae, which they used to acquire more mobile home parks. In 2016, Stockbridge sold part of Yes! to GIC Private Limited and the Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System (PSERS). Stockbridge in addition owns Bay Meadows, a master planned community in San Mateo, California that was formerly the site of Bay Meadows Racetrack. The company owns The Burbank Studios in Burbank, California, formerly NBC's NBC Studios in a joint venture with M. David Paul & Associates. The firm formerly owned 140 New Montgomery known as the Pac Bell Building in San Francisco from 2007 until April 2016.

Super Bowl LV

Super Bowl LV, the 55th Super Bowl and the 51st modern-era National Football League (NFL) championship game, will decide the league champion for the 2020 NFL season. The game is scheduled to be played on February 7, 2021 in Tampa, Florida (with the exact date pending potential changes to the NFL calendar). This will be the fifth Super Bowl hosted by the Tampa area, with the last one being Super Bowl XLIII in 2009, and the third one held at Raymond James Stadium. The game will be televised nationally by CBS. It will be the third time that the Super Bowl is in the same state in back to back years with Super Bowl LIV taking place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Super Bowl LVI

Super Bowl LVI, the 56th Super Bowl and the 52nd modern-era National Football League (NFL) championship game, will decide the league champion for the 2021 NFL season. The game is scheduled to be played on February 6, 2022 at Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California (with the exact date pending potential changes to the NFL calendar). It will be the eighth Super Bowl hosted by the Greater Los Angeles Area, with the last one being Super Bowl XXVII in 1993, held at the Rose Bowl, and the first in the City of Inglewood. The game will be televised nationally by NBC.

With Super Bowl LVI tentatively scheduled to be held on February 6, 2022, the game overlaps with the first weekend of 2022 Winter Olympics, which will be held in Beijing, China.

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