Opening of Inglewood NFL stadium pushed back to 2020
The Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers are eventually going to be playing home games in a brand new stadium, but they will have to wait a year longer than they initially expected to start enjoying it.
On Thursday, the Rams wrote an email to season ticket holders informing them that the team will continue to call the Coliseum home through the 2019 season. Their new venue in Inglewood was supposed to open in the summer of 2019, but that has been pushed back a year due to the heavy rain that fell in Southern California throughout the winter.
Rams announce delay until 2020 for Inglewood stadium opening. Team will stay at Coliseum through 2019. pic.twitter.com/DKw3qGr3di
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That likely means the Chargers will be spending three full seasons at a shockingly small stadium, though they could decide to relocate to a different temporary home if demand for tickets gets high enough.
The land development in Inglewood, which is owned by Rams owner Stan Kroenke, will feature a stadium, practice facilities, restaurants, shops and more. There has even been talk of the L.A. Clippers playing in the same stadium. Unfortunately, Mother Nature has decided that everyone needs to be patient.