Sep 19, 2019

SoFi Stadium's $5 billion price tag makes it the NFL's most expensive venue

Kendall Baker, author of Sports

Courtesy: Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park

SoFi Stadium at Hollywood Park, the future home of the Rams and Chargers, will cost roughly $5 billion to build, making it the priciest NFL venue by a mile, per the Wall Street Journal.

The big picture: Hollywood Park will also feature residences, hotels, retail spaces, public parks, a concert venue and office space. Add it all up and the complex could cost $10 billion, making it one of the largest privately financed projects in the country.

  • Private lender SoFi will reportedly pay more than $30 million annually over 20 years to put its name on the stadium — the most ever paid for stadium naming rights.

What's next: In addition to housing the Rams and Chargers, SoFi Stadium is already set to host the Super Bowl in 2022, the College Football Playoff championship in 2023 and the Olympics in 2028.

Go deeper: The skyrocketing cost of NFL stadium naming rights

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Flames from a nearby fire illuminate protesters standing on a barricade in front of the Third Police Precinct in Minneapolis on Thursday. Photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images

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Details: "I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis. A total lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right," Trump tweeted after a police station was torched by some protesters.

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The state of play: Minnesota's governor on Thursday activated the state's national guard following violent outbreaks throughout the week, as the nation waits to see if the officers involved will be charged with murder.

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Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Map: Axios Visuals

New Zealand has a single novel coronavirus case after reporting a week of no new infections, the Ministry of Health confirmed on Friday local time.

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