The NFL Media division of the American football league is to make its new home at the LA Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park.
Los Angeles Rams owner and chairman Stan Kroenke and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made the announcement at the NFL Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.
The centre of the district will be LA Stadium, the future home of the LA Chargers and Rams, which is set to open in 2020. In addition, the District at Hollywood Park will feature sports and performance venues, office, retail and residential spaces, and more than 20 acres of parkland
“This is a tremendous partnership that will bring new business and jobs to Inglewood and throughout Greater Los Angeles,” said Kroenke. “The NFL is the most-watched programming in the country and having NFL Media in our district is an important step in creating a global destination at the centre of the world’s entertainment capital.
“The interest in this development and the stadium has been incredible and NFL Media’s presence will further revitalise a proud and historic part of the Los Angeles landscape. I would like to thank my fellow NFL owners and Commissioner Goodell for believing in our mission and vision for this entire development.”
The NFL will develop a 200,000 square foot space to headquarter operations for hundreds of employees at NFL Network, NFL.com, the NFL app and NFL RedZone.
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 campus is expected to open by the summer of 2021.
“As home to the Rams and Chargers, and now NFL Media, the LA Stadium and Entertainment District will be an attraction for NFL fans year-round,” said Goodell. “Thanks to Stan’s vision, we know Hollywood Park will be the place to be – not just for football, but for entertainment and events, for living and for working. We are excited for NFL Media to join this transformative project.”
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