The NFL’s recently relocated Rams franchise is building a new $2.5 billion, 70,250-seat stadium on the site of the old Hollywood Park racetrack in Inglewood, which is ten miles from downtown Los Angeles. Designs from HKS for the new venue show best-in-breed premium seating, technology, and foodservice amenities.
Premium seating will span the nine levels of the stadium, from field level to the upper levels. Paying homage to the Southern California region with indoor-outdoor space, the Lux Cabanas, which is a beach-themed club area, will sit at field level in one end zone. Additional club highlights include two Stage Clubs, located at the mid-level seating bowl in the facility’s corners. One level up will be the Perch Suites, which are six- to eight-person premium units with features reminiscent of luxury automobiles.
Final inventory counts are yet to be determined, but approximately 250 suites and up to 20,000 club seats and loge boxes are expected.
On the technology front, the signature main video board (the “Oculus”) will be of the center-hung variety taken to the next level. It will have an oval shape and stretch 120 yards long, twice the length of the similar board that hangs in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
On the concourses, fans will enjoy unique concessions designs, including glass-encased stands with open cooking stations, and a food hall, meant to mimic a city market, which will be open year-round.
Construction of the Inglewood stadium is scheduled for completion in time for the 2019 NFL season. In the mean time, the Rams will play their home games at the Los Angeles Coliseum.