NFL Media will have a new home in Los Angeles in a few years.
L.A. Rams owner and chairman Stan Kroenke and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced on Monday that NFL Media will be joining the L.A. Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park in Inglewood in 2021.
“This is a tremendous partnership that will bring new business and jobs to Inglewood and throughout Greater Los Angeles,” Kroenke said while at the NFL Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. “The NFL is the most-watched programming in the country and having NFL Media in our district is an important step in creating a global destination at the center of the world’s entertainment capital.”
“The interest in this development and the stadium has been incredible and NFL Media’s presence will further revitalize a proud and historic part of the Los Angeles landscape,” he added.
Goodell went on to say: “As home to the Rams and Chargers, and now NFL Media, the LA Stadium and Entertainment District will be an attraction for NFL fans year-round. Thanks to Stan’s vision, we know Hollywood Park will be the place to be — not just for football, but for entertainment and events, for living and for working. We are excited for NFL Media to join this transformative project.”
The NFL plans to develop a 200,000 square foot space to headquarter operations for hundreds of employees at NFL Network, NFL.com, the NFL app and NFL RedZone. It will also feature NFL Media’s first outdoor studio and space to host studio audiences and is expected to open in Summer 2021.
The upcoming $2.6 billion L.A. Stadium is the centerpiece of the District project and is set to be a flagship destination for football fans.
The 70,000-seat open air stadium is also destined to be home to the 2028 Olympics, future Super Bowls, college football national championship games, the NCAA Final Four, X Games and a multitude of other sporting events. It is set to open in 2020, with the Rams playing at the L.A. Coliseum and the Chargers at StubHub Center in the meantime.
NFL Network is currently located in Culver City, while the league itself is headquartered in New York City.