If you think that you may be having a bad day at the office it probably doesn’t compare to the day that certain construction workers at the new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood California are having.
This morning a crane that they were attempting to relocate accidentally hit another structure as the move was taking place. Causing the crane in question to come tumbling down. Local law enforcement arrived on the scene to help clear out the resulting debris from the crash.
A crane collapsed at the SoFi Stadium construction site in Inglewood, CA on Friday. Los Angeles County Fire tweeted that there were no injuries or damage to the stadium. The LA Rams and LA Chargers are scheduled to play at SoFi during the upcoming NFL season. pic.twitter.com/fb7ZiW6FIh
— CBS 13 News (@WGME) February 28, 2020
Initial reports indicate that no one was hurt in this unfortunate event. Yet, this did cause a lot of news choppers and onlookers to want to get a closer look. This certainly resulted in some unwanted attention for the company that is building the stadium. At this time Legends Global Planning the company in charge of building the stadium has not issued an official statement as to what exactly happened. The authorities did mention though that they where going to be looking into the incident in detail.
NEW: Aerial footage over Inglewood, California, shows a crane after it collapsed at SoFi Stadium, narrowly missing a row of cars, with authorities saying the collapse caused no damage to the stadium – set to be the new home of the NFL's Rams and Chargers. https://t.co/qWXgNAfkzn pic.twitter.com/PZh63rGIVO
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) February 28, 2020
As was mentioned before, there is no indication that this particular incident is going to delay the construction of the stadium to the point where it would be impossible to open its doors at the start of the 2020 season.
This building is set to be the home of both the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers of the NFL. Of course, it is also going to be used for all sorts of events that are going to be visiting the area in the upcoming years.
If this incident does end up delaying its opening date it could turn out to be a bit of a logistics nightmare for the Chargers and the Rams and the NFL in general. Both teams would have to find temporary accommodations.
In the past seasons, the Rams have played their home games at the Memorial Coliseum while the Chargers had played their home games Dignity Health Sports Park, formerly Stub Hub Center and Home Depot Center. It would be like asking your ex to stay at her house for a few days before you move in with your new wife!
The Stadium is set to open in late July for a Taylor Swift concert! As was mentioned before, there has been no word as to whether or not this incident could potentially delay everything. That soft opening date can give the stadium more than enough time to sort things out before the start of the NFL regular season in September.
With these types of constructions though you really never know what could happen before the actual opening date. A major concern is getting the field in optimal condition for the NFL’s opening day. Things are not looking great.