Hollywood Park District
Formerly a decommissioned racetrack in a city anxiously in need of neighborhood parks, SoFi Stadium is the anchor of a new 298-acre mixed-use precinct, Hollywood Park.
Thanks to the bold vision of Los Angeles Rams Owner and Chairman E. Stanley Kroenke, the project goes beyond the typical transformation that comes from a redevelopment. SoFi Stadium breaks the paradigm of stadium design by capitalizing on Southern California’s warm climate, moving many activities that would typically be inside to the outdoors for use by the community when the stadium is not in use. The result is a 365-day-per-year destination hailed as “revolutionary” by the Los Angeles Times. Entirely privately financed, SoFi Stadium’s mutually benefits public well-being and social values combined with infrastructure, climate resiliency, and green open space needs.
The open-air SoFi Stadium is the first indoor-outdoor stadium to be constructed and the NFL’s largest at 3.1 million square feet (288,500 square meters). Situated under one monumental roof canopy, three state-of-the-art venues – the 70,000-seat SoFi Stadium, the 2.5-acre covered outdoor American Airlines Plaza, and the 6,000-seat YouTube Theater performance venue – can simultaneously host different events.
The landscape spaces of SoFi Stadium and the adjacent Lake Park are designed for experience, ecosystems, and water. When the development is complete, visitors will be able to engage with 25 acres of open spaces, walking paths, plazas, seating, and gathering areas. Arranged in various microclimate zones around the stadium park, a rich, biodiverse habitat serves regional hawks, warblers, monarch butterflies, honeybees, and hundreds of other species along with shrubs, groundcovers, wetlands, and meadows.
SoFi Stadium’s parks and open spaces are performative landscape features collecting, treating, and reusing about 75% of total stormwater through rolling arroyos, bioswales, underground cisterns, and the artificial lake. It is the first such lake to successfully mix stormwater with reclaimed water, and the first of its kind filtration system cleaning water before reuse.
The Kroenke Group
3.1M SF on an approximately 45-acre site