SoFi Stadium Executive Suite
Whether you’re looking at the numbers or looking at the venue itself, SoFi Stadium is an entertainment hub like no other. Certified as the most expensive sports stadium to ever be built at $5.5 billion, SoFi has already earned accolades like the Stadium of the Year Jury Award from StadiumDB and Outstanding Architectural Engineering Project from the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Things got off to a slower start than expected because of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the cancellation of its grand opening event: Taylor Swift’s Lover Fest West. A year later and SoFi Stadium is now buzzing as not only homebase for the Rams and Chargers, but the premier center of music’s biggest acts. Serving as next year’s Super Bowl epicenter, its calendar already includes a two-night stint by the legendary Rolling Stones and a four-night run by arguably the biggest group in the world right now: BTS.
SoFi has gained its legs in preparing to host such live-scale events. In addition to being in full swing for the NFL season, the stadium held its first major live event in May for Global Citizens’ Vax Live concert special, which had limited spectators. The honor of being the stadium’s first concert event went to DJ Kaskade this July, and in August, Los Bukis filled the stadium to capacity.
Speaking to the spirit of Los Angeles, SoFi is a fan-forward entertainment destination. The 70,000-capacity, indoor-outdoor stadium (which can expand to 100,000) kept in mind the luxury experience throughout development, and Angeleno has a special look inside. Across its 12 different clubs and lounges, the stadium holds 13,000 premium seats.
SoFi Stadium suites range from the intimate, 8-person Perch Suite to the party-perfect Stage Suites that can host up to 50. Whatever your game day mission, its creators developed the suite experience with Southern California in mind.
“We don’t have one specific look. Everything has a different feel,” senior vice president of revenue Greg Kish explains to Angeleno. He’s been working on SoFi and the suite experience for a little over six years.
“I think it plays into the geographical layout of Los Angeles and Southern California as a whole where you can drive 15 minutes and feel like you’re in a different world at times,” he says.
Kish assures the stadium luxury experience is not just about look and feel, but adaptability and functionality. As any Angeleno knows after enduring the city’s standard bumper-to-bumper traffic, accessible entrances and parking lots are a game changer.
“We wanted to make it convenient for the consumer and for that premium guest because we all know that convenience is such a major driver, especially around L.A,” Kish says.
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Inside the suite, features can include kitchen islands and glass-removable walls. There are also no overhangs directly over any of the seating areas outside the suite to ensure an unobstructed panorama view that envelopes guests into the environment.
Cabana suites bring guests right down on the field at the sidelines. Sitting front row, these VIPS can take in all the action while relishing in the atmosphere of a VIP lounge. Similarly, bungalow suites sit guests in the endzone for equal access to food, drink and the game.
“I’ve had so many conversations with so many people that were part of this, from general contractors to other people within the industry to people that were digging the hole, and the common thread that I kept hearing was, ‘you will never see anything like this in your lifetime,’” Kishs says.
Take a look inside below.
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Photography by: Courtesy SoFi Stadium