Inglewood Stadium could host event before first NFL game
A look at the future home of the Rams and Chargers, which is “over 70% complete” and on schedule to open next year. pic.twitter.com/Npw8lqkTHq— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) July 30, 2019
Los Angeles Rams executive vice president and COO Kevin Demoff does not believe the first event at the Inglewood stadium "will be a Rams or Chargers football game" when the venue opens next year, according to Arash Markazi of the L.A. TIMES. "That's not to say it couldn't be an NFL event, but it likely won't be an NFL game,” Demoff said. “We're thinking about a summer concert series, international soccer matches and other events. Our hope is that fans of entertainment and sports will get to come and sample this building before we play a game." Markazi notes Demoff's comments were the first sign that the stadium "could be finished in time to host its first event" prior to the '20 NFL preseason. It is "common for new stadiums and arenas to host such events as a 'test run' before the primary tenants play their first games" (L.A. TIMES, 8/1).
TOP OF HIS MIND: THE DAILY caught up with Demoff at the 2019 World Congress of Sports to find out what is keeping him occupied these days. Among the things on his mind are being in L.A. and the city being Super Bowl ready.