the NFL (the US’ national football league) has announced plans for a 3.1 million square foot venue to be built in inglewood, california. the relocation will mark the return of NFL football and the relocation of st. louis rams to los angeles.

the venue will be located at the site of the previous hollywood park race track



HKS architects is the firm responsible for the design and the construction of the venue. to enable events to be hosted all year round, a 19-acre ETFE plastic canopy shaped like a sail will top the complex. influenced by the californian climate and culture, the edges of the building will remain open-air, allowing natural air flow and encourage all the public spaces to take advantage of the indoor/outdoor experience. the dynamic roof will inherently express and integrate itself as a beacon into the district.

the stadium will accommodate a total capacity exceeding 100,000 patrons along with standing-room-only locations



the proposed 80,000-seat stadium will be vast enough to host major events such as collegiate games, awards shows and super bowl, but also smaller-scale events including high school football games, soccer matches and motosports. already given the go-ahead, the inglewood NFL stadium will be categorized as one of the biggest and most expensive american football complexes to be constructed.

underneath, the sides are open to encourage natural air flow

a transparent ETFE canopy covering nearly 19 acres was developed to maximize flexibility

NFL announced the rams football club to return to los angeles starting with the 2016 NFL season

the multipurpose venue will host all year round events from music to sports