INGLEWOOD (CBSLA/AP) – The stadium that will house Los Angeles’ NFL teams has reached another milestone with its opening less than 16 months away.

Officials with LA Stadium at Hollywood Park and representatives from the Rams and Chargers held a ceremony Monday to celebrate the completion last week of the outer shell for the canopy that sits above the stadium’s seating bowl, Champions Plaza and performance venue.

CBSLA’s Lesley Marin was among those allowed up to Level 8 of the stadium, where the view extends out to the Pacific Ocean.

Once the canopy is in place, the stadium’s main scoreboard will be hung from the canopy.

Inglewood Mayor Ed Butts was among several officials on hand to showcase the stadium’s development ahead of Super Bowl LVI in 2022, the 2023 College Football National Championship, and the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the 2028 Olympics.

“In eight of the next ten years, there’ll be events of international or national significance held right here in the center of Inglewood,” said Butts.

An estimated thirty percent of the stadium’s nearly 3,000 workers are Inglewood residents, according to Marin.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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