Hollywood Park Land Company, which is owned by The Kroenke Group, said today that it has selected the team of Turner Construction Co. and AECOM to oversee construction of a 70,000-seat stadium for the Los Angeles Rams. This new, world-class sports and entertainment venue is the centerpiece of a 298-acre mixed-use project being built in Inglewood, California by Hollywood Park Land Company.
Turner/AECOM is a joint venture combining two of the world's largest construction and engineering management firms. Between them, they have built 17 stadiums for National Football League teams and renovated 10 others. Over the past 15 years, Turner and AECOM have been the two largest builders of sports venue projects in the world.
"After a competitive review of a number of outstanding construction firms, we have hired the best team to build the largest and most technologically advanced sports stadium in the world for the Los Angeles Rams," said Terry Fancher, president of the Hollywood Park Land Co. "These firms also offered a well-developed plan for meeting Hollywood Park's commitment to provide substantial employment opportunities for local Inglewood residents and meaningful economic participation in the stadium construction process for minority-owned business enterprises."
"This is a key milestone in the process of bringing the NFL and the Rams back to Los Angeles," said Kevin Demoff, chief operating officer & executive vice president of football operations of the Los Angeles Rams. "While we will call the LA Coliseum home for the next three seasons, we are pleased to work with Turner/AECOM to build our new stadium in Inglewood. This world-class venue will showcase not only NFL games, but also international and national events, in 2019 and beyond."
Turner Construction Co. is the largest general contractor in North America and has more than 40 offices across the U.S. and Canada. Turner has had a separate engagement for the past two years of providing demolition, grading and infrastructure construction services at the site of the former Hollywood Park racetrack.
AECOM is a publicly traded international project management and engineering-services company based in Los Angeles. AECOM employs more than 95,000 people worldwide and had revenue of $19 billion in fiscal 2015.
"The new home of the Rams will set the gold standard for stadiums and we celebrate Stan Kroenke's vision and commitment to creating something truly unprecedented," said Peter Davoren, President and Chief Executive Officer of Turner Construction Co. "We are dedicated to delivering a stadium that fulfills this vision."
The current design of the Rams' new stadium includes 275 luxury suites, more than 16,000 premium seats, and will include almost 3 million square feet of usable space. It will also provide standing room for 27,000 spectators in addition to its seating capacity of up to 70,000.
The stadium will be located at the heart of the new Hollywood Park entertainment district in Inglewood, which will include an adjacent 6,000-seat performance venue, up to 890,000-square-feet of retail space, and up to 300 hotel rooms. The project also includes up to 780,000-square-feet of office space, 2,500 residential units and 25 acres of public parks, playgrounds and open space.
"Construction of the new stadium is expected to provide more than 3,500 on-site construction jobs in Inglewood and, in total, more than 10,000 jobs through completion. We are bringing together a team of outstanding, highly creative people from Southern California, across the United States and around the world to build this once-in-a-lifetime project," said Robert Aylesworth, Principal-in-Charge of the Turner/AECOM joint venture.
Turner/AECOM joins three other firms already engaged in the stadium project: Legends Project Development, which is providing project management services for the new stadium; HKS Architects of Dallas, which designed the new stadium; and Wilson Meany of San Francisco, which is providing entitlement and infrastructure management services for the stadium project.
Source : prnewswire.com