SEAM Virtual December Meeting: Structural Solutions Abound at SoFi Stadium

Please join us for a virtual presentation of Structural Engineering for SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California.
SoFi Stadium is the world-class home of the Los Angeles Chargers and World Champion Los Angeles Rams in Inglewood, California. It has already hosted a Super Bowl and is soon to host the 2023 College Football National Championship and the 2028 Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Olympics. Located on the former site of the Hollywood Park Racetrack, the unique site is said to be the only plot of land in the Los Angeles area that could host a project of this aspirational scale. However, it sits close in proximity to an active fault and directly below flight paths to and from LAX. An approximately 1 million square-foot roof canopy with select operable panels covers the stadium and the surrounding American Airlines Plaza and sits on some of the largest seismic isolators used in the United States. To keep the roof canopy below the height limit required by the proximity to LAX, the stadium was depressed 100 feet deep in the ground. This cavernous excavation is one of the largest ever achieved near an active fault and is accomplished through a specially engineered Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) wall. The stadium’s bowl structure sits entirely within this excavation and remains structurally independent from both the roof canopy and the MSE wall. This structural separation presented further opportunities for innovation as access to the bowl from the surrounding grade was still essential and the upper levels of the stadium required wide concourses that extended out past the limits of the excavation. Each of these challenges was met with unique structural solutions.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Virtual – Link will be sent prior to presentation.

1.0 PDH will be awarded

$20.00 for SEAM/NCSEA members
$25.00 for non-members

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm Intro/Presentation
1:50 pm – 2:00 pm Q & A

by Friday, December 9, 2022

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