No injuries reported when crane collapses at LA stadium site

No injuries reported when crane collapses at LA stadium site

© APWF An airplane flies past as construction continues at SoFi Stadium on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. The leaders of the Pac-12 and Mountain West conferences formally announced the new LA Bowl on Wednesday at the under-construction stadium south of downtown Los Angeles. For at least the next six years, the Mountain West’s top team will face the fifth choice from the Pac-12 in December in the home stadium of the NFL’s Rams and Chargers. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — A large construction crane collapsed Friday morning outside SoFi Stadium, the new home of the NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers and Rams, according to the fire department. No injuries were reported.

Firefighters were dispatched to the stadium in suburban Inglewood shortly before 8 a.m. Fire Department spokesman Franklin Lopez said a crane that was being moved struck a stationary crane, causing the stationary crane to collapse.

There was no structural damage to the stadium.

The 70,000-seat stadium is expected to open in July with a Taylor Swift concert and a few weeks later the Rams and Chargers will play their first preseason games there.

Rams owner Stan Kroenke is privately financing the construction, most recently estimated to cost $5 billion.

SoFi Stadium will host the Super Bowl in February 2022 and the college football championship game in January 2023, followed by events during the 2028 Summer Olympics.

It will also be the site of a newly announced Los Angeles Bowl between football teams from the Pac-12 and Mountain West conferences.

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