The Los Angeles Rams announced they would be playing in front of a full capacity crowd at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood this season.
This will be the first time the Rams would be allowed to play in front of a crowd in the newly designed stadium, as California’s COVID-19 health and safety regulations prevented crowds in the 2020 season.
“Stan Kroenke built SoFi Stadium for Rams fans and all of Los Angeles to enjoy,” Rams Chief Operating Officer Kevin Demoff said in a statement. “Thanks to LA County Department of Public Health, the heroic work of the medical community and first responders, and everyone doing their part, we are thrilled to announce we will welcome fans to the Rams House this fall at full capacity.”
The Rams share the 70,000-seat stadium with the Los Angeles Chargers, who have not yet formally announced their seating capacity for games, but have already started selling individual tickets, season tickets, group tickets and suites.
California health officials announced that business capacity limits would be lifted by June 15 when the state plans to launch a “full reopening” of the economy after more than 14 months of COVID-19 related restrictions.
Gov. Gavin Newsom also stated the mask mandate would lift on that June 15 date, although it is not yet clear if businesses will still require them in large capacity venues. The state will recommend, but not mandate outdoor venues that hold more than 10,000 people to require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.
Los Angeles Public Health said it would be releasing a modified health order that details exactly what the county can do and what will be lifted once the June 15 date arrives.
The Rams will hold their first regular season game at SoFi stadium on September 12 against the Chicago Bears, but will play two preseason games on August 14 against their stadium mates, The Chargers, and then August 21 against the Las Vegas Raiders.