In 2016, The Charger and Rams had to move out of their respective cities and look for new home grounds in Los Angeles. This decision was made due to major issues between the team and the cities of San Diego and St. Louis. So the teams quickly arrived in California with no stadiums to move into and had to wait for the complete construction of SoFi Stadium.
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Stadium Guide by Football Tripper USA
|Teams:||Los Angeles Chargers & Los Angeles Rams|
|Address:||1001 S. Stadium Drive, Inglewood, California, 90301|
|Stadium Owner:||StadCo LA, LLC, Hollywood Park Land Company, LLC.|
|Operator:||StadCo LA, LLC.|
|Names:||City of Champions Stadium, Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park|
|Construction Cost:||$5-6 billion|
|Structural Engineer:||Walter P Moore Engineers and Consultants|
|Playing Surface:||Matrix Turf|
During the four-year construction period, the Rams completed the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. While the Chargers had no choice but to compete in the Dignity Health Sports Park that had plenty of seating and structural issues. However it is fair to say that the wait was worth it since the new shared home of both teams, the SoFi Stadium, was completed in September 2020. The name SoFi comes from Social Finance Inc. who purchased the naming rights for 20 years with a whopping price of $400 million.
Located in Inglewood, Calif. The construction cost of the new home ground surpassed the $5 billion mark. For the NFL games, the sitting capacity of the stadium is 70,000 fans. But it is said that for other events like concerts, the SoFi Stadium can accommodate around 100,000 people.
The stadium is surely an engineering masterpiece since it has plenty of standout features that sets it apart from others. The stadium hosts 5G high-speed internet for the fans and a 70,000 square feet video scoreboard. The main structure of the stadium is surrounded by plazas and holds plenty of retail space which shows that the design meets the standards of a multi-billion dollar facility. The American Society of Civil Engineers awarded it the title of the “Outstanding Architectural Engineering Project” of 2021. While the StadiumDB’s Jury awarded SoFi with the title of the “Stadium of the Year”.
There is official news that the home ground of the Rams and the Chargers will host the 2022 Super Bowl and 2023 College Football Playoff championship game. There is plenty of speculation that SoFi will also host the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2028 Summer Olympic Games. And it is poised to host plenty of matches for the 2026 World Cup.
There is no doubt that SoFi is one of the best venues of the NFL at the moment and is destined to make plenty of history in the NFL and other areas of professional sports.
Los Angeles Chargers Info
|Rivals:||Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Las Vegas Raiders|
|Team Colours:||Powder Blue, Sunshine Gold, White|
|Team Name History:||San Diego Chargers (1961–2016)|
|Team Owner:||Dean Spanos|
|Top Passing Leader:||Philip Rivers|
|Top Rushing Leader:||LaDainian Tomlinson|
|Top Points Scorer:||John Carney|
|AV Leader:||Philip Rivers|
|Winningest Coach:||Sid Gillman|
|Famous Players:||Dan Fouts, Junior Seau, Lance Alworth, Justin Herbert, Kellen Winslow|
|Famous Coaches:||Brandon Staley, Anthony Lynn, Marty Schottenheimer|
Los Angeles Rams Info
|Rivals:||Los Angeles Chargers, Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers|
|Team Colours:||Royal Blue, Sol|
|Team Owner:||Stan Kroenke|
|Top Passing Leader:||Jim Everett|
|Top Rushing Leader:||Steven Jackson|
|Top Points Scorer:||Jeff Wilkins|
|AV Leader:||Merlin Olsen|
|Winningest Coach:||John Robinson|
|Famous Players:||Marshall Faulk, Deacon Jones, Kurt Warner, Eric Dickerson, Jack Youngblood|
|Famous Coaches:||Sean McVay, Jeff Fisher, Mike Martz|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who plays at SoFi Stadium?
Los Angeles Chargers & Los Angeles Rams play their home matches at SoFi Stadium.
What is the capacity of SoFi Stadium?
As of 2021 SoFi Stadium has an official seating capacity of 70,240 for Football matches.
When was SoFi Stadium opened?
SoFi Stadium officially opened in 2020 and is home to Los Angeles Chargers & Los Angeles Rams
What is the ZIP code for SoFi Stadium?
The ZIP code for SoFi Stadium is 90301.
Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?
Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit SoFi Stadium in 2021. Please visit the official website of Los Angeles Chargers & Los Angeles Rams for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.