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Inglewood's stadium rising soon, hoping to host Super Bowls

The 50-yard line is still dirt and weeds around a protruding yellow pipe used for water table measurement. There isn't much more than vacant space and idle construction equipment within a few minutes' walk in any direction.

Only birds and far-away jet engines disturb the quiet on a sunny winter weekday in Inglewood, but this spot will be the heart of the world's next great sports stadium in 3 1/2 years.

And in five years or so, it could be the site of the coin flip before a Super Bowl.

While the NFL wraps up its current season in the Bay Area's Levi's Stadium, the league's newest edifice is preparing to rise 350 miles to the south. The largest contiguous block of...