Rams, Chargers to start season ticket sales for Inglewood

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              FILE - In this June 14, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff throws the ball to construction workers while visiting the team's new NFL football stadium, in Inglewood, Calif. Although the palatial Inglewood NFL stadium is still nearly two years from completion, the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers are ready to fill it up.
The Rams will begin season ticket sales in two weeks for more than 50,000 seats in the under-construction stadium at Hollywood Park, COO Kevin Demoff announced Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although the palatial Inglewood NFL stadium is still nearly two years from completion, the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers are ready to fill it up.

The Rams will begin season ticket sales in about two weeks for more than 50,000 seats in the under-construction stadium at Hollywood Park, the club announced Thursday. The Chargers will put general season tickets on sale in the first week of October.

The Rams began selling the new stadium’s higher-end club seats in March, and chief operating officer Kevin Demoff said they’re moving briskly ahead of the stadium’s 2020 opening. The other 70 percent of the seating goes on sale shortly for its debut season, with the cheapest seats for Rams games starting at $60 per game with a $1,000 seat license.

Current season ticket holders get the first shot at seats in Los Angeles’ first new football-specific stadium in nearly 100 years. Every seat in the arena is likely to be sold as a season ticket with a seat license fee for Rams games, and the most expensive seats in the new sale are going for $200 apiece with a $15,000 seat license.

So while single-game sales for the Rams are likely to be limited to standing-room-only tickets, the team is still eager to fill its seats with passionate fans — preferably fans who are already season ticket holders in the Coliseum.

“That was the most important thing for us, that we don’t lose the home-field advantage,” Demoff said. “Between the roof and the building being sunk 100 feet in the ground, this building should be loud. This should be a building full of Rams fans, and you’ll be able to hear it.”

The stadium construction is proceeding briskly, according to Demoff, with some 2,500 workers currently on site and the total progress past the halfway mark to completion. Installation of the massive roof was going on last month while the Rams were playing a preseason game up at the Coliseum against the Houston Texans.

The rest of the 298-acre complex will take longer to finish, and much of it won’t be open until after the stadium debuts. That’s largely because much of the land that will house the complex’s large shopping center, offices and a hotel has been used as storage space for the stadium’s construction materials.

Demoff is optimistic everything will be operational by the time Inglewood hosts the Super Bowl on Feb. 6, 2022.