Jason Gannon has been appointed as managing director of the Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District (LASED), the organisation that is overseeing the development of the new home of NFL American football franchises the Rams and Chargers at Hollywood Park.
Gannon has been a part of Kroenke Organization, the company of Rams owner Stan Kroenke, for more than 10 years. In his new role, he will have primary oversight over all LASED development and operational components, which includes the stadium, performance venue, retail, office, hotel and parkland that make up the 298-acre district being developed in Inglewood, Los Angeles County.
“Jason has been an integral member of the team leading this effort since the beginning,” Kroenke said, according to the Amplify website. “His background working on a variety of dynamic real estate projects will help us deliver a one-of-a-kind experience for all who visit, work at or live in the district.”
The LASED is due to open in 2020 and is now halfway to being complete. The state-of-the-art stadium will have a capacity of 70,240 and feature a canopy roof. Construction began in November 2016 and the project is expected to cost about $2.6bn (£2bn/€2.2bn) in total.
The stadium, which has been designed by HKS Architects, is scheduled to host the Super Bowl in 2022. The complex will also feature hotels and apartments, along with a host of other amenities.
Gannon said: “Mr. Kroenke’s mandate is to build in Inglewood a global mixed-use destination that includes sports, entertainment, retail, office, residential and hotel components. To achieve this objective, we are building a dedicated organisation of experienced and talented individuals to work alongside Turner, AECOM Hunt, Wilson Meany and Legends on this extraordinary development opportunity.”
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