The Rams announced Tuesday they’re opening SoFi Stadium up to fans for the 2021 season at full capacity.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, fans have waited a full year to experience the Rams in the brand-new state-of-the-art arena.
“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.
The only thing remaining is: how will Rams fans be able to enjoy SoFi Stadium this year? Here is what we know so far.
According to the Rams, they will continue to follow state and local guidelines throughout the 2021 season. This means much of the same with any other large Los Angeles attraction like Disneyland or Dodger Stadium.
Fans are recommended but not required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. Any fans not vaccinated or don’t display a negative test may still enter as long as they wear a mask. There is no mention of how strict SoFi will check and or verify vaccination records or Covid test results.
However, regardless of vaccination status, fans must wear a face mask to attend Rams games. According to guidelines for the June 15 reopening of California, SoFi will not face any social distancing or capacity requirements. Concessions will begin with no restrictions as well.
There are two options for fans to get their season tickets. The first is a traditional season ticket option; the other is a Stadium Seat License or an SSL.
An SSL locks you into your seat until 2068 for a one-time deposit to offset the construction costs. The good thing is you’ll get back your deposit dollar for dollar.
Fans are allowed to sell their SSL on the open market and transfer their ownership at any time. You aren’t shackled to your seat through the 2068 season and can upgrade your seat if someone is selling theirs. There is also a flexible payment option for fans to finance their seat over 10 years.
SSL range from $1,000 up in the 500 section to $100,000 for the VIP section in the 200 right on the 50-yard line.
SoFi Stadium has a tiered seating system, all of which come with their own benefits and amenities.
The first is the reserved tier covering the 500 and 400 level and the 300 and 200 level end zones. Single-game tickets at this tier cost between $60 and $125. Season ticket holders at this tier will get priority access to purchase tickets for the playoffs and to non-Rams events except for World Cups and the 2028 Olympics.
Second is the premier tier covering the remaining parts of the 300 level and a little bit of the 200 and 100 level. Premier tier season ticket holders get the same benefits as the reserved tiers, plus a dedicated entrance and the ability to buy one VIP Parking pass for every four seats. There are also four exclusive club sections in SoFi for premier tier ticket holders to enjoy.
Finally, there is the VIP tier. There is limited availability at this level, and you’ll have to call for pricing and availability. However, according to the seating chart, the seats include all yard lines on the 200 and 100 levels. VIP tier ticket holders enjoy the same benefits as the reserved tier but also have their own dedicated entrance, wider cushioned seats, premium parking, and access to exclusive club lounges and dining.
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