Inglewood football stadium’s opening will be delayed a year because of record rainfall – Los Angeles Times

Dozens of false starts and failed plans marked the NFL’s two-decade absence from Los Angeles, and now there will be more waiting before a permanent home is ready.

The palatial, $2.6-billion stadium that is being built for the Rams and Chargers in Inglewood, originally projected to open in 2019, will be delayed almost a year, to the start of the 2020 NFL season.

Developers, who broke ground on the project in November, blamed the postponement on record rainfall during the excavation phase of construction.

“The continuing rains really knocked us for a loop,” said Bob Aylesworth, principal in charge for the Turner/AECOM Hunt joint venture that is building the stadium. “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.”

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