By Cameron Buford, whatsgoodinsports.com
More than a year ago, the marvelous Sofi Stadium opened its doors to Inglewood, CA., on the Hollywood Park compound. The Home of the Los Angeles Rams, the Chargers, and soon to be the NFL Network. Behind the vision of Real Estate investor and Rams owner/ Chairman E. Stanley Kroenke. The newly opened YouTube Theater rests under the same ETFE roof as the SoFi Stadium. The open-air American Airlines Plaza divides the stadium and the recently unveiled YouTube theater.
This three-story venue has been comprised of 227,000 square feet and is on the southernmost corner of the innovative ETFE roof canopy. The YouTube Theater is an intimate 6,000-seat venue with its furthest seat 164 feet from the stage. The use of house reduction curtains can divide this 227,000 square feet venue can be modified into three various crowd capacities of 6,000, 4,400, and 3,400 depending on the performance.
The YouTube Theater also includes premium amenities such as a 3,500 private club with 140 premium seats, six-person luxury boxes with club access. Also included is an adjacent dressing room and a 1,200 square foot industry room for family and friends of the performers. The YouTube Theater also has a full-service catering kitchen along with seven different full-service bars.
Additionally featured at YouTube Theater is a 13ft. X 10ft. digital signage display of the YouTube Icon. The easily identifiable YouTube Icon can be transformed into an immersive video screen, in which guests can interact with a quest. Also included is an internal interactive digital wall, which will showcase and celebrate YouTube creators.
“YouTube Theater is in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world and inspired by creativity and technology,”said Hollywood Park Developer E. Stanley Kroenke during the ribbon cutting ceremonies. “We are proud to partner with YouTube at this unique venue. YouTube Theater’s opening series of special and diverse concerts and events is not only for the Inglewood and Los Angeles communities it calls home but also representative of them. On this special occasion, we want to express our deepest appreciation to the partners, colleagues and employees that helped bring YouTube Theater to life. We cannot wait to welcome you.”
Click on this hyperlink to watch my walkthrough highlighting the features of the YouTube Theater. The YouTube Theater can also function as an extension of SoFi Stadium and American Airlines for multiple events. It also boasts interior and exterior balconies. The outside section of the balcony overlooks the America Airlines Plaza, Lake Park, and other portions of the Hollywood Park development. The balcony’s interior provides a beautiful view of their impressive two-story chandelier, designed by Kaynemaile Mesh which has been imported from New Zealand and hangs from the balcony to the floor.
In partnership with live nation, this venue will host an eclectic list of acts, Including Comedy and Concerts Across Latin, Rap, R&B, Soul, Rock, Hip-Hop, and Pop acts;
September 3, 2021 – Hollywood Black Comedy Festival Hosted by Deon Cole
September 4, 2021 – Caifanes
September 11, 2021 – Los Angeles Azules *SOLD OUT*
September 17, 2021 – Bronco
September 22, 2021 – Pitbull with Iggy Azalea
September 23, 2021 – Black Pumas
September 24, 2021 – Los Angeles Azules
September 25, 2021 – Devo (one of only two headlining shows this year)
October 1, 2021 – Que Buena Presents Invasion Del Corrido
October 2, 2021 – Juanes
October 6, 2021 – Trippie Redd
October 8, 2021 – Cristian y Mijares
October 9, 2021 – TLC with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
October 29, 2021 – Alejandro Sanz
November 5, 2021 – Keith Sweat with En Vogue and Silk
November 10, 2021 – Evanescence and Halestorm
November 12, 2021 – Elvis Costello and The Imposters
December 3, 2021 – Christian Nodal with special guest Gera MX
February 26, 2022 – Erasure
March 9, 2022 – Marina
One of Stanley Kroenke’s goals is to make this the sports and entertainment destination like no other. With more construction remaining until completion of this campus, they are will on their way to achieving this goal for him. A shopping mall, retail spaces, and a movie theater are coming soon. This newly renovated collection of venues has changed the face of Inglewood.
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