Los Angeles Stadium
|Country||United States of America|
|Cost||$ 1.7 bln / mld|
Los Angeles Stadium – design description
The concept was created by Manica Architecture and foresees a new NFL stadium near the 405 freeway in Carson, LA (close to LA Galaxy’s home). The seating layout would provide a medium-sized lower ring of stands continuously around the entire pitch and various kinds of upper decks.
In the main grandstand one large business terrace would be built with 5 levels of skyboxes above it. On the opposite side vast majority of the fans would be seated on two levels, upper on dominating the remainder in terms of size. Goalline stands could see various upper decks, either with regular seating or a grass terrace for more picnic-alike atmosphere. Capacity is estimated at 68,000 with potential to grow towards 72,000.
Aesthetically, the concept’s most distinctive element is the main grandstand’s building. It’s modern and semi-open shape could be seen from afar. Also the opposite side would assure high visibility with a multimedia façade displaying patterns of videos.
One more, perhaps most stunning idea of Manica architects is the plan to change colours of seats depending on game hosts. For Raiders games they would be black and white, while changing to powder blue for Chargers events. This would be achieved by using clear seats with illumination, but that feature is at an early stage.
The stadium’s cost is estimated at $1.7 billion, which would make it not only the most expensive in the USA, but worldwide. Both NFL franchises estimated public funding could be avoided, but there seems to be high skepticism towards this declaration.
New design: Huge, shiny and… not too likely
Even more spectacular than the last one, but the last one didn’t go anywhere. Will this $1.9-billion dome be any different? At this point there’s little evidence for that.
New design: Revamped Carson vision for Los Angeles
The city council barely managed to approve stadium construction and already the design has changed entirely. More impressive and… less impressive at the same time.
USA: Green light in Carson, red in Minneapolis
There’s good and bad news from the US about two stadiums. The NFL megaproject in Carson was approved, while the Minnesota Senate blocked tax exemptions for MLS stadium.
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.
Los Angeles: Farmers Field scheme shelved by AEG
Anschutz Entertainment Group officially backed out of the race to build a new NFL stadium in Los Angeles. Despite spending a fortune on preparations, in this race they could not win.
Los Angeles: Inglewood council fast-tracks stadium
Inglewood City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve an 80,000-seat stadium at the site of the old Hollywood Park racetrack. Public referendum isn’t necessary now.
New design: (One more) Los Angeles Stadium
It’s highly unlikely that any city in history ever had so many so lucrative bids to build large stadiums. Now Chargers and Raiders join the fight to colonise Los Angeles for the NFL again.