The biggest football game of the year will kick-off in Inglewood in 2021.
Super Bowl 55 will take place at the 80,000-seat Los Angeles Rams stadium that’s set to open in 2019, the National Football League announced on Tuesday.
L.A.’s winning bid was led by Casey Wasserman, chairman and chief executive of the Wasserman Foundation, in collaboration with the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission and the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board.
“This is the exclamation point for all the progress the city has made over the last five years," Inglewood Mayor James Butts said. "The Super Bowl takes us from national attention to international notoriety.”
Super Bowl LV will mark the eighth time the Super Bowl is played in the Los Angeles region and the first time the game has been played in L.A. County since 1993, when Pasadena’s Rose Bowl hosted Super Bowl XXVII."
“Working with the City of Los Angeles, we intend to help make Super Bowl LV the greatest fan experience in the history of the NFL,” Inglewood Mayor James Butts said in a statement issued by the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission. “After a 20-year hiatus, professional football is back.”
The 300-acre sports and entertainment stadium in Inglewood will be the most expensive stadium ever built, surpassing the $1 billion Met Life Stadium in New Jersey with an estimated cost of $2.6 billion.