Los Angeles Super Bowl in 2021 moved to Tampa due to delay in Inglewood stadium project
LA will host the game in 2022
Jermaine Ong , City News Service
1:13 PM, May 23, 2017
1:18 PM, May 23, 2017
The Super Bowl will not be played in Los Angeles in 2021 due to a delay in the construction of a new stadium in Inglewood.
Last week, developers announced a one-year delay in the $2.6 billion project, citing months of record-setting rainfall in California as the reason the Rams/Chargers stadium would be opening in 2020 instead of 2019.
The NFL initially tabbed Los Angeles to host Super Bowl LV after the announcement of the stadium project.
But with the project delay, Super Bowl LV will now be played in Tampa in 2021. Los Angeles will get to host the NFL's big game the following year.
City News Service reported the 70,000-seat stadium is expected to be the centerpiece of an entertainment and commercial center spanning roughly 300 acres at the site of the former Hollywood Park racetrack. The district is envisioned to include a roughly 6,000-seat arena, more than 1.5 million square feet of retail and office space, 2,500 residential units and possibly a 300-room hotel, along with 25 acres of parks and open space.
Next year's Super Bowl will be played in Minneapolis, with the 2019 game held in Atlanta and the 2020 game in Miami.