More than 112 million viewers tuned into Super Bowl LVI, getting a first look at the new SoFi Stadium as they watched the Los Angeles Rams beat the Cincinnati Bengals. But fans don’t need to be satisfied with an armchair glimpse of SoFi or of the city’s other great sporting venues.
With a dozen professional teams across football, basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer, Los Angles has arenas to match, including Dodger Stadium, Crypto.com Arena (formerly Staples Center) and the Rose Bowl, along with SoFi. Several invite visitors to get in on the action themselves through private and group tours.
Home to the Los Angeles Chargers, as well as to the Rams, SoFi Stadium, offers a variety of tours. Rally Days, hosted on the day prior to Rams and Chargers home games, include an immersive 60-minute tour of the stadium, including luxury suites, clubs, locker rooms and the chance to run through the 60-foot tunnel and on to the field, where would-be proscan test their skills with on-field challenges. Groups of 20 or more can experience Tour & Dine experiences that begin with dining in one of the luxury clubs, or catered Watch Parties in a private luxury suite. sofistadium.com/group-stadium-tours/
Baseball fans can take a tour of the iconic Dodger Stadium, including a trip down to the field, a visit to the newly renovated centerfield plaza and pavilions, an exclusive look at the 2020 World Series trophy and a visit to the Dugout Club, a VIP restaurant and lounge located behind home plate that houses the team’s World Series trophies as well as the MVP, Cy Young, Silver Slugger and Rookie of the Year awards. Discounts available for groups of 20 or more. mlb.com/dodgers/ballpark/tours
The historic Rose Bowl Stadium, host of one of college football’s biggest bowl games, also offers private tours of the property including the original 1922 locker room, UCLA locker room, the press box, luxury suites, Court of Champions and an opportunity to step out onto the field. Groups of 20 or more can arrange a private tour, with the experience tailored to your interests and time requirements. Teambuilding opportunities include throwing a pass on the field or walking through the same tunnels as some of the world’s greatest athletes. rosebowlstadium.com/tours/2/vip-tours