SoFi Stadium Los Angeles Guide

SoFi Stadium is a sports and entertainment facility in Inglewood, a Los Angeles suburb located in the southwestern part of the county. The venue consists of a 70,000-seat football stadium and a 6,000-seat music and theater venue called YouTube Theater.

The stadium was built on the site of the Hollywood Park Racetrack and is part of the developing Hollywood Park entertainment complex. It is situated in the vicinity of the Kia Forum and just around four miles from LAX.

SoFi Stadium is the home ground of the Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). At present, it is one of only two stadiums in the US hosting two NFL teams and the fourth sports venue in LA to host more than one franchise from the same league.

The facility doesn’t operate a sportsbook. Even if Proposition 26 passes the ballot in November, SoFi Stadium and other sports venues in the area are unlikely to be granted licenses to operate retail sportsbooks in California.

This article will provide more detailed information on SoFi Stadium. It will answer questions like “Where is SoFi Stadium Inglewood?”, “What amenities does SoFi offer?”, “What kinds of events SoFi hosts?” with directions on how to get there, where to park, and more.

About SoFi Stadium Los Angeles

Let’s start off this section with a crucial question: “Where is SoFi Stadium?” The stadium’s exact address is:

  • 1001 Stadium Dr, Inglewood, CA 90301.

The site on which it stands was previously occupied by the Hollywood Park Racetrack, which operated from 1938 to 2013 and was completely demolished by 2016.

History of SoFi Stadium

Stan Kroenke, the owner of the St. Louis Rams, bought a 60-acre parcel on the property in 2014. However, it wasn’t until early 2015 that Kroenke Sports & Entertainment announced its plans to build an NFL stadium on the site. The construction of what would become the first stadium built specifically for the Rams started in 2016.

The stadium officially opened on Sept. 8, 2020, although the Rams held their first practice at the facility in August. The owner sold the naming rights to SoFi, an American financial services company. At $30 million per year, this 20-year deal is the most valuable naming rights deal a US sports venue has ever signed.

The first NFL game at the SoFi Stadium saw the Rams battling the Dallas Cowboys. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this and other events at the venue were held without spectators until May 2021.

Structure

Structurally, the facility comprises the stadium itself, the adjoining YouTube theater, and the American Airlines Plaza pedestrian plaza. The SoFi Stadium capacity is around 70,000 and can be expanded to more than 100,000 if needed. The SoFi Stadium seating chart on the facility’s website shows the seating arrangements for the LA Rams and LA Chargers games.

SoFi Stadium is only a part of the larger Hollywood Park. Not only is Hollywood Park imagined as a master-planned residential, business, and entertainment complex, but it is also the home of NFL Los Angeles. The league’s West Coast headquarters is located right next to SoFi Stadium.

Events at SoFi Stadium

One of the most notable events held at SoFi Stadium was Super Bowl LVI on February 13, 2022. It was the first Super Bowl event in LA since 1993. The LA Rams won the game, becoming the second NFL team to win the Super Bowl at its home stadium.

The stadium is also set to host other notable sporting events, including some of the matches during the 2026 FIFA World Cup and its opening and closing ceremonies along with soccer and archery games during the 2028 Summer Olympics. It will also host WrestleMania 39 in 2023 and participate in the 2031 and 2033 Rugby World Cups.

SoFi Stadium has also hosted several notable concerts, welcoming globally recognized performers such as The Rolling Stones, BTS, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paul McCartney, The Weeknd, Eddie Vedder, Jennifer Lopez, and Justin Bieber, among others.

Sports Betting at SoFi Stadium LA

In November, Golden State residents will have the chance to decide whether retail sportsbooks and legal sports betting apps in California will become a reality. However, even if they pass, the current propositions don’t include sportsbooks at sports and entertainment facilities like SoFi Stadium. However, the nearby Hollywood Park Casino may be allowed to operate a sportsbook.

Bets Offered at SoFi Stadium Los Angeles

A retail sportsbook at SoFi Stadium seems unlikely at the moment. However, if the venue does happen to include one in the future, it will most likely offer these types of bets:

  • Moneylines
  • Spread betting
  • In-play betting
  • Totals
  • Parlay betting
  • Horse betting

SoFi Stadium Partnerships

SoFi Stadium isn’t currently affiliated with any casinos or sportsbooks.

SoFi Stadium Parking

The six-zone SoFi Stadium parking opens four to five hours before the start of an event. Guests are encouraged to buy parking tickets in advance and prepare them on their phones before arriving at the entrance. You can purchase the tickets on the stadium’s official website. Parking fees are not fixed as they change from event to event.

The facility also features accessible parking on a first-come, first-served basis. It may also offer a shuttle service from parking lots to the stadium for selected events.

Street parking is unavailable, but you can reserve off-site parking via the City of Inglewood Operated Park and Ride program.

SoFi Stadium Accommodations in Los Angeles

If you need accommodation while visiting SoFi Stadium, there are many options you can choose from in the vicinity. Some of them include:

  • Holiday Inn Express Los Angeles — 8620 Airport Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
  • Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel — 9620 Airport Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Los Angeles Airport Hawthorne — 11436 Hawthorne Blvd, Hawthorne, CA 90250
  • AC Hotel by Marriott Los Angeles South Bay — 2130 E Maple Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245

SoFi Stadium Client Services

You can contact the stadium’s client services via the contact form available on the website. If you need help while you’re at the venue, you can text 424-541-9222, and a representative will contact you shortly.

SoFi Stadium Online Sportsbook

The current propositions regarding online sports betting in California don’t include partnerships with sports venues like SoFi Stadium. However, if the state legalizes online sportsbooks, this may change in the future.

SoFi Stadium FAQ

Where's SoFi Stadium?

SoFi Stadium is located in Inglewood, Los Angeles. It’s a part of the Hollywood Park complex situated around four miles from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). 

Is SoFi Stadium open 24/7?

No, it isn’t. The stadium’s gates open two to three hours before the start of a game.

What restaurants does SoFi Stadium have?

SoFi Stadium features Google Cloud Club & Suites on level 2 and four restaurants located on levels 3, 4, 6, and 8. Guests can choose from an assortment of Mexican, Italian, and Asian dishes. 

How old do I have to be to bet at SoFi Stadium?

According to the current gambling legislation in California, you must be at least 18 years or older to be allowed to gamble. However, the minimum gambling age for land-based sportsbooks in the state is yet to be determined.

Does SoFi Stadium have an online sportsbook?

No, SoFi Stadium doesn’t currently feature an online sportsbook.

What sports can I bet on at SoFi Stadium?

If the state legislation ever allows sports venues to host retail sportsbooks, they’ll probably offer bets on the major sports. This can include ice hockey, basketball, football, soccer, tennis, and many other sports.

Can I bet on horses at SoFi Stadium?

Betting on horse races is not currently available at SoFi Stadium. However, it’ll probably be included in the offer if the venue ever starts operating a sportsbook.

About the Author

Joshua Buckley

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Joshua Buckley is Sports Content Manager for CaliforniaCasinos.com. Along with award-winning experience as a sports editor in Alabama and Texas, he has also spent time in public relations for the tourism and blood banking industries. Joshua is co-host of "Whole Lotta Wolves," the only U.S.-based Wolverhampton Wanderers FC podcast.