INGLEWOOD – With SoFi Stadium hosting the Super Bowl Sunday, motorists who travel near the facility should plan to encounter street closures and lane restrictions beginning later this week.
Inglewood Mayor James Butts said the city has worked with the NFL and stadium officials to limit impacts on surrounding neighborhoods.
“This is the first time the Super Bowl has ever been held in the city of Inglewood, and we are thrilled for the opportunity to feature our beloved City on a global stage,” Butts said in a statement. “We have been laser focused on making sure this event is a positive experience for residents and stakeholders alike. Hosting a premier event like the Super Bowl is an honor, and one that we are well prepared for. You can be sure that the spirit of Inglewood will be center stage.”
City officials noted that many people attending Sunday’s game will be traveling to the stadium in shuttles, meaning traffic on Sunday could actually be lighter than it was on game days during the season.
The city urged people not attending the game to avoid the area altogether, and noted that permit-parking restrictions will be strictly enforced.
Full details on restrictions are available online at www.cityofinglewood.org/superbowl.
Here is a list of planned street restrictions in the area:
— Yukon Avenue from Century Boulevard to Stadium Drive will close from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.
— Lanes will be restricted on Prairie Avenue from Victory Street to Touchdown Drive from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday.
— Stadium Drive from Doty Avenue to the entrance of the Panhandle Lot will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.
— Northbound lanes of Prairie from Century to Arbor Vitae Street will be closed from 1 a.m. Sunday to 2 a.m. Monday.
— Century Boulevard from Yukon to Airport Boulevard will have lane closures from 7 a.m. Sunday to 2 a.m. Monday.
— The curb lane of 98th Street from Bellanca Avenue to just east of Flying Food Group will be closed from 7 a.m. Sunday to 2 a.m. Monday.
— Kareem Court will be restricted from Manchester Avenue to Pincay Drive from 10 a.m. Sunday to 1 a.m. Monday.
— Lane closures will be in place on Manchester Avenue from Prairie to Crenshaw Boulevard from 4 p.m. Sunday to 2 a.m. Monday.
— Pincay Drive from Prairie Avenue to Kareem Court will be restricted all day Sunday until 2 a.m. Monday.
— Northbound lanes of Prairie Avenue from 106th Street to Century Boulevard will be restricted from 4 p.m. Sunday until 2 a.m. Monday.