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The removal of two of Hollywood Park's landmark freeway signs signals that the planned redevelopment of the former racetrack has is on the cusp of begining material construction.

The sprawling project site - bounded by Century Boulevard, Prairie Avenue and Pincay Drive - will be converted by real estate firms Wilson Meany and Stockbridge Capital Group over the next decade into a mixed-use neighborhood featuring some 3,000 residential units, 620,000 square feet of stores and restaurants, a 300-key hotel and 25 acres of public parks.  The 298-acre property - larger than the entirety of Disneyland - would function as a second downtown for the City of Inglewood.

However, those elements of the project have been largely overshadowed by its centerpiece: a professional football stadium which will be home to the resurrected Los Angeles Rams.  The 70,000-seat venue, budgeted at more than $2 billion, is scheduled to open in 2019.

Stockbridge and Wilson Meany, as well as Rams owner Stan Kroenke, have enlisted a team of architects which includes the firms Hart Howerton, EDAW, Baldauf Catton Von Eckartsberg, Quatro Design Group and Mia Lehrer & Associates.  Dallas-based HKS, Inc. has been commissioned to design the stadium.

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