Stadium owner Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park announced Monday that the swooping shell that will sustain the roof over Inglewood’s NFL stadium is full.
The Los Angeles Rams and Chargers ‘ future home struck another milestone: more than two-thirds of the stadium is now over.
The freshly completed shell at the top of the stadium will support the two other parts of the ceiling of the stadium: a cable net system and a clear plastic cover made of a transparent material called ETFE.
A 70,000-square-foot Oculus screen hanging from the ceiling when the stadium opens. According to the Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District, the double-sided display will be the first of its kind.
Originally slated to be complete in time for the 2019 football season, the $2.6 billion stadium, but a rainy year pushed the opening date. In the summer of 2020, the venue is on track to open. According to the Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District, there are 3,000 employees on site every day, working to guarantee the date is met.
The stadium emerges from a gigantic 300-acre estate that once housed the racetrack of Hollywood Park. A whole new neighborhood with stores, restaurants, a hotel, parks, an artificial lake and 2,500 housing units is also scheduled for the project site.
That component will open in stages, with the opening of the first phase sometime between summer 2020 and February 2022, when Super Bowl LVI will be hosting the stadium.
By increasing retail and residential rents and house prices in the neighborhood, many locals are already feeling crunched. The city moved to enact a temporary freeze on evictions in March, but the question remains what will happen to the historically black enclave in the long run once the stadium is complete and a new light rail stop opens in downtown Inglewood.