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SoFi Stadium ready to host first event

SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles will host its first event this weekend when the NFL’s LA Rams host the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

SoFi Stadium, the new home of the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers, hosted a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this week, marking the start of its inaugural year.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony not only kicked off SoFi Stadium’s first year, but also celebrates the hard work of the many thousands of people that brought this venue to life from the time it first broke ground in November 2016.

Located in the entertainment capital of the world, SoFi Stadium is the first football stadium to be built within Los Angeles in nearly 100 years.

The state-of-the-art venue includes many firsts across industries, including in architecture, construction, engineering, technology and more.

It is the largest stadium in the NFL at 3.1 million square feet, and the first open-air, indoor-outdoor venue to be built. This structural marvel will usher in a new era of sports, entertainment, and football in Southern California.

SoFi Stadium can host approximately 70,000 fans, expandable up to 100,000 for special events.

A stadium built to be fan-first, it has more than 260 suites, seven suite concepts, 12 club spaces, and more than 13,000 premium seats all designed to cater to convenience and extraordinary fan experiences.

An all-digital venue, SoFi Stadium has 90,000ft2 of digital LED in the seating bowl alone, 70,000 of which makes up the largest videoboard in sports.

A completely unique design, SoFi Stadium’s videoboard is the first of its kind and the only 4k end-to-end videoboard in sports.

Los Angeles Chargers owner and chairman Dean Spanos said:

This is an iconic project, anchored by an iconic stadium, that will not only redefine the City of Inglewood, it will redefine the landscape of greater Los Angeles for the next century and beyond. This has been a long time coming, and we cannot wait to usher in a new era of Chargers football on what will undoubtedly be the grandest stage in all of sports.

In addition to 20 NFL home games a year, SoFi Stadium will host a variety of events throughout the year and is already the home of LA Bowl, Taylor Swift’s Lover Fest West in 2021, WrestleMania in 2021, Kenny Chesney’s Chillaxification Tour in 2021, Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard’s The Stadium Tour in 2021, Super Bowl LVI in 2022, the College Football National Championship game in 2023, and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2028 Olympic Games.

SoFi Stadium is the centerpiece of Hollywood Park, a near 300-acre sports and entertainment destination being developed by Kroenke.

It is the largest mixed-use development under construction in the Western United States, and with more than 25 acres of public parks and open space, Hollywood Park is designed to be a true community gathering space for Inglewood, greater Los Angeles, and the world.

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