Blame It On The Rain: Inglewood Stadium Delayed Another Year

Blame It On The Rain

The Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers are truly Angelinos with the announcement the $2.6 billion Inglewood stadium will be delayed another year. The stadium will open in 2020, which means the Super Bowl will be pushed back to 2022.

Super Bowl LV will now be played in Tampa, Florida. After the announcement, the NFL owners voted unanimously to award Tampa the Big Game. It’s a steadfast rule no NFL team can host a Super Bowl the inaugural season a new stadium opens.

On the bright side, this gives the Rams and Chargers, both teams are struggling on the gridiron, an extra year to improve while becoming a fixture in the community.

In 2016, the combined records of the Rams and Chargers was 9-23. It was an embarrassment watching the ‘Lambs’ play in front of an empty stadium. PITIFUL!

It will be a disaster, a PR nightmare should the teams stink up the joint. It all makes sense: No wonder the voters of St. Louis and San Diego respectively rejected the measure to foot the cost of a new grandiose stadium. DTLA Weekly believes a franchise must prove to be playoff caliber before demanding a new stadium.

More importantly, the fan base has to be rabid, unwavering in their loyalty. This luxurious, behemoth stadium currently being erected in Inglewood has a capacity of 70,000 seats. Will 70,000  So Cal residents come out to watch the Chargers or Rams on a gorgeous  Sunday afternoon?

Wet soil meant that work couldn’t proceed on the 3-million-square-foot stadium, so the project’s construction team “experienced significant delays and lost the better part of two months from early January into the beginning of March,” the Rams said in a statement.

That means the Rams will play two more seasons at the Coliseum. As for the Chargers, they will be spending their Sunday’s at the cozy 30,000  Stub Hub Center.

“It was a very unforgiving two months for the project. And speaking from a building perspective, it really couldn’t have come at a worse time,” Bob Aylesworth of stadium-builders Turner/AECOM.

So, Los Angeles will host Super Bowl LVI (56) in 2022.

Christopher Floch

Christopher Floch was born in 1985. At birth, he was born with a condition named: Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita. Arthrogryposis is when your joints are in a fixed postition, and unable to bend.(Sidebar: it's the same disability as the journalist from the New York Times, who President Donald Trump shamefully insulted) Floch was enamoured by the news at an early age. Even waking up at the crack of dawn to catch the morning's top headlines, so he'd break the story the moment his family awoke. Unfortunately, he never got an opportunity to hone his craft, as many advisers were close-minded, and he was denied several times for Newspaper/Yearbook in High school. The heroes of this tale are surprisingly, Community College and Underemployment; both factors proved instrumental as fate would have it. In his brief career, he has covered two Super Bowls, UCLA and USC football. The Los Angeles Dodgers and three Rose Bowls. In his spare time, he loves to spend time with his nephew, Liam. He drinks far too many sodas, however, he will swear it's all a big conspiracy. He loves Rock music, and is glad to share why Kobe is better than LeBron! The man is a card, the jester. He thinks he is funnier than he truly is! GOD BLESS