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With the big businesses coming, the LA construction, and the incoming traffic, Inglewood is looking forward to some big changes, as the new Ram’s football stadium is still in the process, sitting right next to the long time, famous arena, The Forum. Built in 1967, The Forum has been home to the Inglewood locals and LA community, including the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League from 1967 to 1999. The Rams have played in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum since they came back to LA in 2016.
Looking forward to opening next year, in 2020, the Ram’s stadium is officially named the SoFi Stadium. They will be sharing with the San Diego Chargers. The name has been secured by San Francisco-based financial technology startup SoFi. SoFi has secured the naming rights for over 20 years for the $5 billion football stadium, in Los Angeles. The new stadium will have 70,000 stadium seats and 6,000 seat performance venue, and part of a 298-acre property that will also include a hotel, 20 acres of parks, and 1.5 million square feet of retail and office space.
Already, Inglewood is looking forward to big events in the near future. The stadium is looking to host the SuperBowl 2022, and the Olympics Ceremonies of 2028.
“We’re thrilled to be introducing SoFi Stadium to the world, through our partnership with Hollywood Park,” said Anthony Noto, CEO of SoFi. “This is a giant leap toward achieving our company’s mission of helping people get their money right by reaching our members where they are.”
The people are hype for the changes to come, and the City of Champions continues one day after another. Inglewood is definitely up to some good.