SoFi Stadium – Inglewood, California (Home Of The Los Angeles Chargers)

SoFi Stadium is a well-known entertainment and sports complex that can be found in Inglewood, California.

The fixed roof stadium is located three miles away from the Los Angeles International Airport, immediately southeast of the Kia Forum.

The stadium is best known for being the home of the Los Angeles Chargers as well as the Los Angeles Rams.

The stadium is also a component of Hollywood Park, which is a planned neighborhood currently in development.

As well as that, the stadium also hosts the annual LA Bowl in college football. 

The stadium is one of two teams that are currently shared by two NFL teams, as well as the first facility to do so simultaneously outside of the metropolitan area of New York.

SoFi Stadium also hosted one of the most well-known sporting events in the world in February 2022: the Super Bowl.

There are also plans for the venue to host WrestleMania 39 in April 2023, the opening, closing, soccer and archery events of the 2028 Summer Olympics, and the College Football Playoff National Championship in January 2023.  

How Many Seats Are In SoFi Stadium?

There are currently 7,240 seats within SoFi Stadium, with an expandable capacity of 100,240. 

How To Get To SoFi Stadium?

During NFL events, onsite parking can be very limited and so it is important to be aware of other options should you need to utilize them.

One option is the City of Inglewood Operated Park and Ride Program, which offers an on-site park and ride service wherein you can book your parking and shuttle trip. 

Public transportation is also available, such as on the LA Metro. To do so, take the Metro C line and ride until you reach Hawthorne/Lennox Station.

An express SoFi Stadium shuttle operates on regular and post-season NFL game days only, and it will take you between Hawthorne/Lennox station and the stadium.

The shuttle is free, though fares do apply for any regular Metro rail and bus services that you need to get as well on the day. 

If you are thinking of combining the park and ride service with the Metro train, the nearest park and ride lots to the Hawthorne/Lennox station are as follows:

  • Harbor Gateway Transit Center
  • Crenshaw: From the 105 Freeway, use the Crenshaw or the I-105 Station by exiting on Crenshaw Boulevard. 
  • Redondo Beach Station: From the 405 Freeway (South OC/West Valley/ Westside). Exit from Rosecrans Avenue or Inglewood Avenue. 
  • Norwalk Station: From the 605 Freeway or from points east (IE/OC). Exit on Imperial Highway. 
  • Aviation

There are also Metro bus lines available to use that operate all year long and can take you directly to SoFi Stadium. These include the following:

  • Line 212: La Brea Avenue/ Prairie Avenue
  • Line 115: Manchester Avenue
  • Line 117: Century Bl

You can opt to park at Hawthorne/Lennox Station and hop on the Metro from there, but be warned that on game days, parking can become limited. 

GTrans is also an option when it comes to getting to SoFi Stadium as every Sunday, they run the 7X bus line which features a round trip to SoFi.

This line runs from Harbor Gateway Transit Center and goes directly to the stadium.

The service runs every 15 minutes between 9.30 am and 8.30 pm, though the hours can run later on game days.

GTrans also offers standby buses available both before and after events in case extra capacity is needed on those busier days. 

SoFi Stadium - Inglewood, California (Home Of The Los Angeles Chargers)

Where To Park Near SoFi Stadium?

Parking can be incredibly limited during NFL events. Those who do not have a parking pass are not able to use the parking offered by the stadium.

However, if you do have a parking pass, SoFi offers seven different zones directly around the stadium in the Hollywood Park area, which are as follows:

  • Blue Zone
  • Brown Zone
  • Green Zone
  • Orange Zone
  • Pink Zone
  • Purple Zone
  • Yellow Zone

The official SoFi Stadium website offers a full, downloadable, and printable version of the Hollywood Park Parking Map, so make sure to check it out if driving is going to be the only way that you are able to get to the stadium. 

The Inglewood Park and Go- launched by the City of Inglewood- offers various and multiple remote parking locations.

They also provide shuttle services, which can help guests when parking, allowing for quick and efficient transport to the stadium.

The Park and Go is not only safe and affordable, but it also allows you to reserve and pay for your parking spaces ahead of any events.

Shuttle buses are also available, which take guests to and from the Intermodal Transit Facility (handily located right next to the SoFi Stadium).

Head over to the official website of Inglewood Park and Go for more information. 

SoFi Stadium Frequently Asked Questions

Does A Parking Pass Guarantee A Space In The Parking Spot?

Yes! A parking pass means that you will definitely get a space within your assigned Parking Zone.

How Early Am I Able To Park?

You can park between two and four hours prior to the SoFi Stadium event.

Your parking pass will have all of the information that you will need, including any event-specific parking hours that you will need to be aware of. 

Are Food And Drink Allowed Within SoFi Stadium?

Outside food is not permitted within the stadium. However, you may bring one factory-sealed water bottle or container with a liquid such as water or juice.

The container must be 20 ounces or less. You can also bring any medically required liquid within a sealed container. 

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