Kevin Demoff, chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Rams, has revealed that work on the NFL team’s SoFi Stadium is now more than 85 per cent complete ahead of the venue’s planned opening in the summer.
The Rams will share the 70,000-seat stadium with fellow NFL team the Chargers and the venue is scheduled to open with two Taylor Swift concerts in July.
The stadium will form part of the wider Hollywood Park complex and has already been pencilled in to stage the 2022 Super Bowl, as well as events at the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
The Rams relocated from St. Louis at the end of the 2015 season and have since been playing at the LA Memorial Coliseum. The Chargers have spent the past three seasons playing at Dignity Health Sports Park after moving from San Diego in 2017.
Both the Rams and Chargers will call the state-of-the-art SoFi Stadium home from next season and Demoff has provided an update on construction work as the current NFL campaign draws to a close.
Demoff said: “(Rams owner) Stan Kroenke’s vision to transform both the fan experience and our region will come to life this fall, reimagining game days for Angelenos and the entire NFL. SoFi Stadium will be a destination that will welcome Rams fans from around the world and is more than 85 per cent complete, with the roof panel and seat installations underway.
“The Oculus, a first-of-its-kind 70,000 square foot double-sided display board with 4K video, is being assembled within the stadium. Our culinary experience, which will be uniquely Los Angeles and feature food made to order in front of your eyes, is being finalised.
“Additionally, we continue to focus on making this the best fan experience in the world with the latest technology, amazing partnerships, operational ease and our diehard fans. Last Friday, I toured 17 of our Season Ticket Members who make up our Rams Fan Council around the building and it was powerful to see first-hand their reaction to the stadium and invaluable to hear their ideas for what game days at the Rams House should be.”
Digital personal finance company SoFi acquired naming rights to the stadium in September in a 20-year deal that will reportedly be worth more than $30m (£22.8m/€26.8m) a year.
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