Los Angeles: Roof shell ready in Hollywood Park

source: StadiumDB.com

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.

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In mid-April Los Angeles Rams celebrated a milestone reached at Hollywood Park's construction site. This is where NFL's largest stadium (by surface) is being built. It now has not only the auditorium's primary structure in place but also the steel skeleton of what will be its roof.

While the stadium's size might not be obvious due to majority of its stands being sunken into the ground, the steel frame of what will be its canopy surely stands out. It not only covers the stadium itself, but also the public plaza next to it and indoor arena attached to the main building.

Los Angeles Stadium© Los Angeles Rams / West Coast Aerial Photography

Inside the frame there currently is no roof for a simple reason. It will be a tensile cable structure, which first needs to be assembled and then lifted into place. Once it happens, it will be covered by a single leyer of ETFE membrane, almost transparent.

“Each time we come here it gets more and more real,” Rams chief operating officer Kevin Demoff said. “When the NFL envisioned coming back to Los Angeles, this is what they had in mind – a two-team iconic stadium that anchors a sports and entertainment district.”

Los Angeles Stadium's seating capacity will be 70,240 but can be expanded to 100,240 for major events. It is already slated to host the Super Bowl in 2022, the College Football Playoff title game in 2023 and the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2028 Summer Olympics.

Los Angeles Stadium© Los Angeles Rams / West Coast Aerial Photography

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