Media professionals from near and far got a look at history being made on Wednesday when they toured construction of the new NFL stadium, located at Century and Prairie in Inglewood. With all old structures gone, except the new Hollywood Park Casino, construction is in full swing.
The stadium and separate performance venue, due to open in 2020, is officially called the Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District. It doesn’t look like much now, but when completed, the venues will have a combined seating capacity of up to 106,000. Here are other impressive numbers:
- The workforce has grown to approximately 850 people daily. In a year, some 4,000 daily
workers are expected to be on site.
- The event level will be approximately 100 feet below grade level.
- Currently, there are eight cranes involved in construction. Soon, one of the largest cranes in the world will arrive to help complete erection of the roof structure.
Project partners were represented by: Jason Gannon, Kroenke Organization; Mark Williams, Principal, HKS; Robert Aylesworth, Principal-in-Charge, Turner; Elston Ridgle, Safety Manager, Turner; Kevin Demoff, Chief Operating Officer, LA Rams; Greg Kish, Legends;
Michelle Ballard, Community Engagement Manager, Turner; Dean Spanos, Controlling Owner and Chairman of the Board, LA Chargers; John Spanos, President of Football Operations, LA Chargers; Chris Hibbs, Chief Marketing Officer, LASED; Jason Witt, Diversity Manager, Turner; and Chris Meany, Principal, Wilson Meany.
At approximately 300 acres, this is one of the largest contiguous construction sites in the United States. Two million worker hours have been completed to date since construction began.
Over six million cubic yards of dirt has been excavated to date—enough to fill 600,000 dump trucks. The majority is being recycled on site.
The NFL stadium will be home field for the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers in 2020. It will be used for year-round events for sports and entertainment and will host Super Bowl LVI in February 2022, the College Football National Championship game in 2023 and the 2028 Opening and Closing Ceremonies of Olympic Games.