NFL Preseason

Stadium for Rams, Chargers delayed; won't open until 2020

The first kickoff at the palatial new home of the Rams and the Chargers is scheduled to happen a year later than originally planned.

The opening of the NFL teams' $2.6 billion football stadium in Inglewood was pushed back to 2020 on Thursday because of construction delays caused by Los Angeles' uncommonly wet winter.

The delay could affect the NFL's plan to play the 2021 Super Bowl in the stadium, and it will cost the Rams as-yet uncounted millions in revenue and construction costs. Rams owner Stan Kroenke, who is financing the project, decided the delay was worth it.

"Economics were not a factor in this decision whatsoever," said Kevin Demoff, the Rams'...

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