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Location Inglewood, CA, USA Client / operator StadCo LA, LLC. Architects HKS US – Los Angeles, CA 90024 www.hksinc.com Structural engineer Walter P Moore Landscape architect Studio-MLA Author Kathleen M. O’Donnell Hannah Jaggers

SOFI STADIUM IN INGLEWOOD

The open-air SoFi Stadium is the first indoor-outdoor stadium to be constructed and the largest stadium in the NFL at 288,000 m². It has a seating capacity of approximately 70,000, expandable up to 100,000. It features 260 luxury suites and more than 13,000 premium seats. Part of the 121-hectare Hollywood Park mixed-use development in ­Inglewood, SoFi Stadium is the new home for the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers. Designed by HKS, the stadium combines Southern California’s indoor / o ­ utdoor lifestyle with state-of-the-art sports and entertainment architecture.

Official opening September 2020

The sweeping coastline and the beauty and strength of the Pacific Ocean contribute to the clean and dramatic curves of the stadium’s unmistakable architecture. The stadium’s translucent roof, seating bowl, concourses and landscape were sculpted and designed to create the feel of an outdoor venue while providing the flexibility of a traditional domed stadium.

Construction costs USD 5.5 billion (circa EUR 5 billion)

Open concourses and landscaped canyons draw visitors into the stadium. An open-air design

Photos Nic Lehoux Bruce Damonte

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OPEN-AIR AND BELOW GROUND

capitalizes on Southern California’s mild climate, allowing visitors to feel as if they are inside and outside at once. The design encourages wind flow, provides relief from direct sun and protection from rain while maintaining connection to the sky and surrounding nature. Whether they’re walking through the wide concourses or catching the action from their seats, people who visit SoFi Stadium enjoy cooling ocean winds that make attending events in the LA heat feel like a breeze. sb 2/2022