Crane collapsed at new SoFi Stadium; no injuries

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Construction workers are making progress on SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. According to Fox 11 Los Angeles, a crane collapsed at the stadium on Friday.

The crane, according to the report, collapsed on the outside of the stadium. It’s unclear at this time what caused the accident to happen, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Crane (Photo by Pixabay)

Also, there were no injuries reported.

The incident reportedly happened before 8 am local time. SoFi Stadium is nearing completion, as the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers plan on playing their games starting with the 2020 NFL season in September.

Fox 11 Los Angeles is reporting that a crane was moving when it hit a stationary crane. This caused the stationary crane to tip over.

Besides no injuries, there was no structural damage.

SoFi Stadium is located at the former Hollywood Park Racetrack, which is approximately three miles away from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). This new stadium is near The Forum, the former home of the Los Angeles Lakers.

The new stadium is expected to be opened on July 25, 2020. It cost an estimated $4.963 billion.

When it is completed, it’ll be nearly four-years to complete the project. The initial groundbreaking took place on November 17, 2016.

The Rams are moving to SoFi Stadium after playing the past several seasons at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The Chargers; however, played in a soccer stadium, Dignity Health Sports Park, since they moved to the Los Angeles area in 2017.

Stan Kroenke, the owner of Kroneke Sports & Entertainment, is the owner of the facility, along with the City of Inglewood, and Hollywood Park Land Company LLC (A joint venture between The Flesher Group and The Stockbridge Capital Group). Kroenke and KSE are the owner of several sports teams, including the Rams, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rapids, Colorado Mammoth, Arsenal F.C, Arsenal W.F.C, and ESports teams, the Los Angeles Gladiators and the Los Angeles Guerrillas.

Their sports stadiums include SoFi Stadium, Emirates Stadium, Pepsi Center, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, and 1stBank Center.

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