Future home of NFL’s Rams and Chargers adds 10
The Los Angeles Stadium & Entertainment District at Hollywood Park — the future home of the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers — is staffing up in anticipation of its 2020 opening.
Marlene Nations will lead LASED’s legal affairs group as senior vice president and general counsel. Nations was a partner at Dentons.
Rosa Shen joins the legal affairs team as associate general counsel. Shen has worked at Thomson Reuters, B/E Aerospace Inc and AEG, where she provided legal advice on matters related to Staples Center and the L.A. Live complex.
Michael Beamer is the new vice president of security. Beamer was a member of the security team for the NBA.
Blake Paris is now senior director of security. Paris was director of security for Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas and before that served as vice president of security for Barclays Center and Nassau Coliseum in New York.
Otto Benedict will be the new vice president of facility and campus operations. Benedict most recently worked at Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Football Club as senior vice president and general manager.
Chan Onechanh becomes vice president of engineering and transportation. Onechanh worked for Venue Solutions Group.
Juan Carrero will be director of parking operations. Carrero oversaw all parking operations for the city of Santa Monica, Calif.
Mitch Bornstein will be Hollywood Park’s vice president for business development. Bornstein works for LASED tenant the Los Angeles Rams.
Adolfo Romero joins as senior director, programming and events. Romero was at MLS as the senior director of international events.
Kristi Mexia is the inaugural corporate communications director. Most recently, Mexia was with Beck Media & Marketing, where she served as account manager for AEG Global Partnerships, among several other global brands. Mexia has also work for at Tennis Channel.
The centerpiece of the 298-acre sports and entertainment district, the L.A. Stadium, has a seating capacity of 70,240, expandable up to 100,000, with 260 luxury suites, more than 13,000 premium seats, and almost 3 million square feet of usable space. The project will include a 6,000-seat performance venue under the same roof canopy as the stadium.
In addition to hosting the Rams and Chargers, Hollywood Park has already secured Super Bowl LVI in February 2022; the College Football National Championship game in 2023; and the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2028 Olympic Games.
Adjacent to the stadium and performance venue, the project includes plans for more than 1.5 million square feet of retail and office space, 2,500 residences, a hotel and more than 20 acres of parks.