|United States of America
|$ 2.6 bn / mld
|17.11.2016 - 08.2020
SoFi Stadium – design description
Designed by HKS Architects, the stadium for relocating NFL team Rams will accommodate 70,000 seated spectators, but will also provide standing room for 25,000 further people for largest events. Along the description given by its designers, it’s in fact able to hold over 100,000 people at peak.
The seating, divided into 4-5 tiers and numerous hospitality balconies, the seating bowl will be partly sunken into the ground (up to 27.5m) so the building won’t dominate the landscape. However, locally it would still be the largest building as its canopy will rise to over 53 meters.
Spreading well beyond the stadium itself, the roof will create a transparent dome with ETFE cover, providing shelter from the elements also to neighbouring plazas and also covering an indoor event hall for 6,000 people, south of the stadium. Both the ETFE sheets and lack of external walls are to provide an open-air feeling to fans.
The stadium is being built in Inglewood, south of central Los Angeles. The entire planned complex will spread across 298 acres (120.5 hectares). Apart from the event facilities there will be a hotel (300 rooms), over 2,500 apartments and massive 93,000 m2 of office and commercial space.
Back in 2014 the project was expected to cost $ 1.86 billion. This is when ground clearing works were launched, demolishing the old Hollywood Park race track. By official groundbreaking in November 2016 the price tag grew to $2.6 billion.
USA: SoFi Stadium's World Cup status in doubt
SoFi Stadium's position as one of the arenas for the 2026 World Cup is uncertain following reports that the Los Angeles venue's owner, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, is concerned about the terms of their agreement with FIFA.
USA: California's modern venue to host Gold Cup final
Since the start of CONCACAF Gold Cup competition, the United States has hosted or co-hosted every edition of this event. It will be the same in 2023. We already know where the next finals of this tournament will take place.
USA: The largest SoFi Stadium video screen not only for sports
SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, is the most technologically advanced football venue ever built. One of its most celebrated elements is the Infinity Screen by Samsung - the screen that makes all the rest look small. The big reveal of the display was on the Super Bowl LVI on February 13, 2022.
USA: Super Bowl at the world's most expensive stadium
The 56th annual playoff championship game of the National Football League (NFL) will take place on Sunday night. The Los Angeles Rams, for the first time ever, will host such a prestigious match at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood.
New stadium: Multiple records broken before first major crowd
SoFi Stadium is the most expensive, has the largest floor surface, roof and giant screen worldwide. It’s also almost enclosed and almost open-air at the same time. A lot can be said about one of the world’s most important stadiums in the coming years.
Los Angeles: $500 million more for SoFi Stadium
L.A. Rams have secured further loan of $500 million from the NFL. It doesn't necessarily mean the stadium is getting more expensive, though.
Los Angeles: Opening of SoFi Stadium slips after all
It may not be delayed in terms of construction work, but opening of the world's most expensive stadium will not take place as scheduled. Taylor Swift concerts have been rescheduled for 2021.
Los Angeles & Las Vegas: Despite coronavirus, both giants as planned
Though further workers have tested positive over the last 24 hours, both SoFi Stadium and Allegiant Stadium are progressing as planned. Construction should finish early into the summer.
Los Angeles: SoFi Stadium progress at over 85%
With regular NFL season now over, so is the tenancy of L.A. Rams at the Memorial Coliseum. From the 2020 season the team will welcome fans to the world's most expensive stadium ever. The project has now exceeded 85% advancement, according to Rams.
Los Angeles: Naming rights announced, please welcome SoFi Stadium
It's still 10 months before opening, but naming rights partner is already announced. SoFi is said to have agreed the most expensive contract of all NFL stadia. No wonder, the stadium has unprecedented price tag, too.
Los Angeles: Roof shell ready in Hollywood Park
The world's most expensive stadium is two thirds complete at this point and will be able to welcome visitors in just 16 months. April saw the completion of its main canopy shell.
Los Angeles: Inglewood giant reaches milestone
First steel trusses already adorn the imposing columns, while overall progress exceeds 50%. In 2020 the world's most expensive stadium will see its opening. For now 3,000 workers are on site non stop to make it happen.
Los Angeles: Inglewood stadium at over $4 billion?
According to a surprisingly detailed report by Sports Business Journals, the world's most expensive stadium is now expected to cost in excess of $4 billion, although over $850 million of that amount will cover surrounding infrastructure.
Los Angeles: Most expensive stadium even more expensive
It was a bombshell tweet that grabbed headlines across USA yesterday, claiming the new stadium for Rams and Chargers could cost as much as $5 billion. This would make it three times more expensive than current record holder.
Los Angeles: Rams stadium delayed by almost a year
It's only been in progress for half a year and already lost 60 days due to heavy rainfall. Because of that the Hollywood Park stadium will be opened in mid-2020 rather than fall of 2019.
Los Angeles: Inglewood stadium not a threat to airspace
Especially relevant in association with Levi’s Stadium airspace issues, the new LA Rams stadium has been cleared by the Federal Aviation Administration.
New construction: Groundbreaking on world’s most expensive stadium
$2.6 billion is a budget hard to grasp, but the most expensive stadium ever planned is now officially under construction. By the 2019 NFL season Los Angeles will change the American football map.
USA: NFL greenlights world’s most expensive stadium
American football league allowed St. Louis Rams to relocate to Los Angeles, effectively meaning the team will build the new Inglewood Stadium. Situation of San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders is less clear.
Los Angeles: Inglewood and Carson compete for NFL
A series of meetings took place in Los Angeles this week. Next week presentations will be made in New York as two visions of the world’s most expensive stadium compete for glory. LA Times report.
Los Angeles: Carson stadium bid a step closer
Supporters of the joint stadium of Chargers and Raiders gathered over 15,000 signatures, nearly twice the needed number. Yesterday they delivered them to the city hall.