Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Marks Opening Of SoFi Stadium

Credit: SoFi Stadium
Credit: SoFi Stadium

SoFi Stadium, the new home of NFL Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers, hosted a virtual ribbon cutting ceremony, marking the start of SoFi Stadium’s first year.

The ribbon cutting ceremony included Rams Owner/Chairman and SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park developer E. Stanley Kroenke, Chargers Owner/Chairman Dean Spanos and the City of Inglewood’s Mayor James T. Butts, with a video message from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. NFL Network’s Steve Wyche served as master of ceremonies.

“We are in the team business, and you can’t get to a moment like today without a great team. I would like to thank the 17,000 people who have worked on this project over the past four years,” said Rams Owner/Chairman Stan Kroenke. “During a period of unrest and change in many parts of the country, it’s been our deepest privilege to work on a project this special with such a diverse workforce. Thank you for making our vision a reality.”

Ground breaking for SoFi Stadium began in 2016 and is designed to seat approximately 70,000 fans, with the option to expand to 100,000 for special events. Additionally, the Stadium contains more than 260 suites, 12 club spaces and more than 13,000 premium seats to cater to fans at all levels. One of many firsts, the Stadium has 90,000 square feet of digital LED signage, making it the largest videoboard in a sports stadium.

SoFi Stadium is the first new football stadium to be built in Los Angeles in nearly a hundred years. It is part of the Hollywood Park mega project, an almost 300-acre sports and entertainment complex being developed by Kroenke.

The first event is set to begin on September 13, with the Rams hosting the Cowboys. This will be followed by the Chargers vs. the Chiefs on September 20. These are just the first of several events including several concerts, the 2022 Superbowl LVI and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2028 Olympic Games.