Live Tour: SoFi Stadium

Get an up-close look at the SoFi NFL Stadium, home to the Rams and Chargers, and part of the Hollywood Park Entertainment District in Inglewood.


When: Monday, November 16, 4pm EST

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Description: 

Experience the Los Angeles NFL Stadium, designed by HKS and Studio MLA. Formally known as the LA Stadium & Entertainment District at Hollywood Park, the venue is the NFL’s newest home and the host for Super Bowl LVI in 2021.

The stadium features 70,000 fixed seats, the flexibility to expand to host more than 100,000 fans, and a perforated, permeable metal “skin” wrap that creates an open-air canopy. It anchors a 298-acre complex of office buildings, shops, restaurants, residential units, hotels, and parks. And it’s three and half times the size of Disneyland and twice as big as Vatican City.

After decades in which taxpayers shouldered much of the cost of new sports arenas, this privately funded stadium is being closely watched as a potential new model for first-rate NFL venues built without public subsidies.

Learning objectives

  • Learn how the privately developed stadium is unlike most other stadiums that are traditionally publicly funded.
  • Uncover the technology that will accompany the stadium, such as the dual-sided video board called the “Oculus” that will span the length of the field.
  • Describe how the stadium design was modeled to fit the California weather as the first indoor-outdoor stadium.
  • Review how the Federal Aviation Administration height limits influenced the structure and how the design came to meet requirements.

 

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1.25 LUs
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Instructors

  • Lance Evans

    Principal | HKS + Studio-MLA

    Lance is inspired by witnessing each project express a unique story about what it is, how it came...
  • Mia Lehrer

    FASLA

    President | Studio-MLA

    Mia Lehrer founded Studio-MLA with a vision to improve quality of life through landscape. She is...
  • Kush Parekh

    PLA, ASLA

    Associate Principal | Studio-MLA

    Kush Parekh is a senior designer with over 15 years of experience in design, strategic planning,...
  • Mark A. Williams

    FAIA, LEED AP BD+C

    Principal | HKS + Studio-MLA

    Mark is a Principal at HKS. Throughout his three-decade career, Mark has partnered with and guided...

Course details

Contents: Live session, evaluation