As the office world continues to debate its full return, and with the noise of COVID variants surging in the US, The NFL is passed the line of scrimmage on their efforts to rejuvenate its offices, and embrace the return to fully occupied facilities. NFL Media has officially opened the doors to its media headquarters, which will also act as a west coast base for a good portion of its office force.
Their newly minted Inglewood location is in the heart of a 300-acre residential, retail, hospitality, and office district where it will enjoy all of its 290,000 SF of office, studio, and production space adjacent to the most expensive NFL stadium ever built—SoFi Stadium.
It was an undertaking that has been in the plans for LA Rams owner, Stan Kroenke, who laid out an ‘ambitious’ plan to bring the NFL back to Los Angeles, and not just with a football team. With the NFL on board years ago, implementation of their timeline was perfectly timed as 95% of its LA workforce is already moved into the building.
This gives them plenty of time to settle in nicely in anticipation of Super Bowl LVI which will be held at SoFi Stadium next year.
The NFL will occupy the majority of the 7-story 380,000 SF facility while there are also talks with the city to approve non-NFL tenants who may want to run their businesses out of the luxury office. But the construction doesn’t stop there as Hollywood Park will also add an additional 500,000 SF of office space in 2022, making good on their promise years ago, to make the site not just into a stadium, but a ‘City of Champions.’
About 35% of the retail portion is already leased-up including upscale movie-going—A Cinepolis is expected to open its doors which coincidentally means ‘City of Cinema’— and brewpubs like Three Weavers Brewing.
The first half of 2022 will see the opening of roughly 300 apartment units.
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