Super Bowl LV (2021)
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Rams’ new stadium, Inglewood, California
The 55th Super Bowl is scheduled to be played at the Rams’ new stadium in Inglewood, California on February 7, 2021.
The news that Inglewood would be the 8th city to hold a Super Bowl in the Los Angeles area was announced in May, 2016, following a competitive bidding process that involved Tampa and Inglewood coming head to head to snag the deal.
In mid-May, 2015, the NFL announced that five finalists had been selected to compete for the opportunity to hold the 2019 and 2020 Super Bowls:
- Arlington, Texas (AT&T Stadium)
- New Orleans, Louisiana (Mercedes-Benz Superdome)
- Santa Clara, California (Levi’s Stadium)
- Miami Gardens, Florida (Sun Life Stadium)
- Seattle, Washington (CenturyLink Field)
- Los Angeles, California (Stadium Unknown)
The NFL owners subsequently voted on the cities via an iterative process via a ballot that was operated on May 24, 2016. The first round of voting determined who would host the Super Bowl Super Bowl LIII and the second round Super Bowl LIV. However, in a surprise move that no one had previously been aware of, the NFL added a further round of voting to select a host for Super Bowl LV. At the end of the event, Atlanta and Miami were awarded the 2019 and 2020 Super Bowls respectively, ruling them out for running for the Super Bowl LV. Los Angeles was unable to bid on Super Bowl LIII because its stadium would not be ready, leaving it to choose between LIV and LV. The Los Angeles bid committee opted for the latter.
The two candidates in the final were as follows:
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
City of Champions Stadium, Inglewood, California
Inglewood was eventually triumphant.
For more than twenty years Los Angeles had actually been without a football team. However, the Rams return to Los Angeles from St. Louis in 2016 marked the return of football to the city. The Rams had originally left Los Angeles when plans to construct a stadium to replace the Anaheim Stadium had fallen through. Since their departure, many developers had attempted to construct a stadium in the metro area in a bid to lure NFL back to the city, but plans had never come to fruition.
Finally, in January 2015, the owner of the Rams announced that he would be leading a program to build a stadium in Inglewood, CA that would allow the Rams to return home. In January 2016, the NFL owners voted in favor of allowing the Rams to return to Los Angeles and to construct a new, state-of-the-art stadium.
The new stadium, which currently goes by the name the City of Champions Stadium, will open at some point in 2019 and will feature at the center of an NFL City development that incorporates a performing arts venue, lake, retail and office space, and hotel and recreation facilities.
The stadium itself will incorporate a sail-like transparent glass roof and will have an estimated seating capacity of 70,000, which include 250 luxury seats, 20,000 club seats, a luxe cabana, field-level beach club, and suites in the upper concourses. The stadium will also incorporate one of NFL’s most unique video systems. Named Oculus, the double-sided, oval shaped video board will drop down from the stadium’s roof and will occupy a massive space of around 50 feet by 120 yards.
Key Facts About the Rams’ New Stadium, Inglewood, California
Seating Capacity: 70,000
Suites/club Seats: 20,250
On-site Parking: TBC
Nearest Airport: LAX Airport