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New LA Rams stadium hit by delays

New LA Rams stadium hit by delays

By: SportBusiness International team

19 May 2017
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Construction work on the future home stadium of NFL American football team the Los Angeles Rams has been delayed due to adverse weather conditions.

The 70,000-seat stadium will also serve as the home of the Los Angeles Chargers once complete, and the opening date has now been pushed back to the summer of 2020.

The Rams broke ground on the facility in November and it had initially been hoped that work would be finished by 2019.

The Rams said in a statement: “Unfortunately, Southern California experienced record-setting rain this winter. Despite bringing drought relief to the region, the rain fell during the mass excavation period of construction when no other work could proceed in wet conditions. As a result, we experienced significant delays and lost the better part of two months from early January into the beginning of March.

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