Get a bird's eye view of the new Inglewood Stadium with this 360-degree image, courtesy of architectural photographer Hunter Kerhart.
The stadium, which is the centerpiece of a $5-billion redevelopment of the former Hollywood Park racetrack, will feature 70,000 seats when it opens in 2020. The HKS Architects-designed facility is expected to serve as the home of the Super Bowl in 2022, and will also play a prominent role in the 2028 Summer Olympic Games.
Though currently surrounded by a sea of dirt, the surrounding 260 acres of land is being transformed into a sprawling mixed-use project that will include a combination of multifamily residential buildings, commercial uses, and green space. Wilson Meany, the developer of the surrounding project, recently launched a website to showcase its plans.
At Prairie Avenue, the Hollywood Park development is imagined with a trio of office buildings - totaling 500,000 square feet of rentable space. The contemporary glass-and-steel buildings are being designed by a team that includes Gensler and Studio MLA. Its first tenant may by the NFL itself - the league has announced plans to relocate the offices of the NFL Network, NFL.com, the NFL app, and NFL RedZone to a 200,000-square-foot facility on the Hollywood Park property.
Cutting northeast from the intersection of Prairie and Century Boulevard, plans call for an outdoor shopping district that would feature shops, restaurants, a cinema plaza, and a new park with a lake at the base of the stadium. Architecture firms BCV Architecture + Interiors and Architects Orange are attached to the retail component of the project, along with Studio MLA.
Hart Howerton and TCA Architects are designing two apartment buildings along Prairie Avenue - the first phase of an eventual 2,500 homes across Hollywood Park. Plans call for 314 residential units in this initial stage.
The Hollywood Park development also calls for the construction of a 300-room hotel, to be located adjacent to the proposed central park and lake.
A project timeline shows that construction of the new office space, apartments, and hotel will overlap with that of the centerpiece stadium, with completion anticipated in late 2020 and early 2021. Later phases of the development would encompass the eastern portion of the Hollywood Park site.
The development of Hollywood Park, as well as the potential of a new NBA arena on Century Boulevard, has led the City of Inglewood to consider plans for an automated people mover to connect the future and proposed entertainment venues with a new Metro Rail Station now under construction on Florence Avenue.
- Hollywood Park Archive (Urbanize LA)