Turner Construction and AECOM have been selected by Hollywood Park Land Company to build the new stadium and mixed-use project for the Los Angeles Rams in Inglewood, Calif.
Designed by HKS Architects, the Rams’ new 70,000-seat home is slated to have 275 luxury suites and 16,000 premium seats. It will also have room for 27,000 standing spectators and three million sf of usable space.
The surrounding Hollywood Park entertainment district will truly be considered mixed-use. It will be designed to have a 6,000-seat performance center; 890,000 sf of retail space; 780,000 sf of office space; 300 hotel rooms; 2,500 residential units; and 25 acres of parks and playgrounds. The entire project will sit on a 298-acre site and could cost upwards of $3 billion.
Turner, one of the nation's largest construction management companies, and AECOM, a multinational engineering firm, are both Giants in the sports AEC world. Between them, they have built 17 NFL stadiums and renovated 10 others. Turner was involved with the construction of the San Francisco 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium and the renovations to Lambeau Field, the home of the Green Bay Packers. AECOM was part of the teams that built the Seattle Seahawks’ CenturyLink Field and that led the renovations to the New Orleans Saints’ Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Most recently, Turner was the GC and AECOM was the architect of the Golden 1 Center, the Sacramento Kings’ new basketball arena that will open this fall.
“After a competitive review of a number of outstanding construction firms, we have hired the best team to build the largest and most technologically advanced sports stadium in the world for the Los Angeles Rams,” Terry Fancher, president of the Hollywood Park Land Co., said in a statement.
Turner and AECOM will join a Building Team already consisting of HKS, Legends Project Development (project management services) and Wilson Meany of San Francisco (entitlement and infrastructure management).
The Rams’ stadium is expected to open in time for the 2019 NFL season. In the meantime, the team will play at the 93-year-old, 90,000-seat L.A. Coliseum.
The upcoming season will be the first year back on the West Coast for the Rams. They played in Los Angeles from 1946 to 1994, and were based in St. Louis from 1995 through last season. Stan Kroenke, the owner of the entities that control both the Rams and the Hollywood Park Land Company, engineered the move to LA over the last few years, starting with the purchase of the 60 acres of land in Inglewood back in 2014.
Two other NFL teams, the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders, both could still move to Los Angeles and share the new stadium with the Rams. The Chargers are working out a new stadium deal with their city, and the Raiders are considering plans for both Oakland and Las Vegas.