SoFi Stadium

SoFi Stadium is a stadium and entertainment complex under construction in Inglewood, United States. It is located at the former site of the Hollywood Park Racetrack 3 miles from LAX southeast of The Forum. Planned to open in July 2020, the stadium will serve as the home to the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League, it is scheduled to host WrestleMania 37 in March 2021, Super Bowl LVI in February 2022 and the College Football Playoff National Championship in January 2023. During the 2028 Summer Olympics, the stadium is expected to host the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as soccer. Archery will be held on the grounds outside the stadium. SoFi Stadium will be the third stadium, second to be in current use, since the 1970 AFL–NFL merger to be shared by two NFL teams, it will be the fourth facility in the Los Angeles area to host multiple teams from the same league as Staples Center is home to both of the city's National Basketball Association teams, the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers, Dignity Health Sports Park for a time hosted both the LA Galaxy and now-defunct Chivas USA of Major League Soccer, Dodger Stadium hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels from 1962 to 1965.

The stadium is a component of Hollywood Park, a master planned neighborhood in development on the site of the former racetrack. Hollywood Park Casino re-opened in a new building on the property in October 2016, becoming the development's first establishment to open. SoFi Stadium was designed by HKS; the stadium bowl will have open sides. The stadium will seat up to 70,240 spectators for most events, with the ability to expand it with 30,000 additional seats for larger events. Another component of the stadium's design is "the Oculus"—an ovular, double-sided 4K HDR video board that will be suspended from the roof over the field; the structure will weigh 2.2 million pounds, display over 80 million pixels. The Oculus will house the stadium's 260-speaker audio system as well as 56 5G wireless antennas. Chief technology officer Skarpi Hedinsson stated that SoFi Stadium would be first stadium to have an end-to-end 4K video workflow, he emphasized the challenges that the Oculus will present in producing in-game content, stating that a team had been using virtual reality to help "understand how best to present content and how do we make sure that all the seating sections are in play as we put our images and our replay frames on the board."

The stadium site was home to Hollywood Park sold and referred to as Betfair Hollywood Park, a thoroughbred race course from 1938 until it was shut down for racing and training in December 2013. The casino remained open. Most of the complex was demolished in 2014 to make way for new construction with the rest demolished in late 2016 after the new Hollywood Park Casino was opened; the current stadium project was not the first stadium proposed for the site. The site was home to an NFL stadium two decades earlier. In May 1995 after the departure of the Rams for St. Louis, the National Football League team owners approved, by a 27-1 vote with two abstentions, a resolution supporting a plan to build a $200 million funded stadium on property owned by Hollywood Park for the Los Angeles Raiders. Al Davis, the Raiders owner and refused the deal over a stipulation that he would have had to accept a second team at the stadium. On January 31, 2014, the Los Angeles Times reported that Stan Kroenke, owner of the St. Louis Rams, purchased a 60-acre parcel of land just north of the Hollywood Park site in an area, studied by the National Football League in the past and at one point attempted to purchase.

This set off immediate speculation as to what Kroenke's intentions were for the site: it was planned to be a Walmart Supercenter. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell represented; as an NFL owner, any purchase of land in which a potential stadium could be built must be disclosed to the league. Speculation about the Rams' returning to their home of nearly fifty years had been discussed when Kroenke was one of the finalists in bidding for ownership in the Los Angeles Dodgers, but speculation increased when the news broke that the Rams owner had a possible stadium site in hand. Nearly a year went by without a word from Kroenke about his intentions for the land, as he failed to address the St. Louis media, or the Hollywood Park Land Company, about what the site may be used for. There was, speculation about the future of the Rams franchise until it was reported that the National Football League would not be allowing any franchise relocation for the 2015 season. On January 5, 2015, Stockbridge Capital Group, the owners of the Hollywood Park Land Company, announced that it had partnered with Kroenke Sports & Entertainment to add the northern 60-acre parcel to the rest of the development project and build a multi-purpose 70,240-seat stadium designed for the NFL.

On February 24, 2015, the Inglewood City Council approved the stadium plan and the initiative with construction on the stadium planned to begin in December 2015. The project would include the stadium and a performance arts venue attached to the stadium with up to 6,000 seats, while reconfiguring the appr


Ahun is a commune in the Creuse department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in central France. A farming area comprising the village and several hamlets situated in the valley of the Creuse River, some 15 km southeast of Guéret, at the junction of the D942, D13 and the D18, it was the Roman site of Acitodunum, an important town on the route between Limoges and Clermont-Ferrand. The viaduct carrying the railway 57m over the river, built by Lloyds and Nordling in 1864; the church of St. Sylvain, dating from the twelfth century. Three fifteenth century chateaux. Saint Silvanus of Ahun and buried in the village. Jean Auclair, politician. Communes of the Creuse department The département of Creuse INSEE Ahun on the Quid website

Saunderstown, Rhode Island

Saunderstown is a small village and historic district in the towns of Narragansett and North Kingstown in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. Its population is 6,245. Saunderstown is known as the birthplace of artist Gilbert Stuart, best known for painting the portrait of George Washington, portrayed on the one-dollar bill; the Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum consists of the house in which Stuart was born, a nature trail, a functional gristmill, is now open to the public as a museum. Saunderstown is the location of Casey Farm, an 18th-century plantation, now a family farm; the farm grows organic vegetables and flowers in a Community Agriculture Program. It is operated by Historic New England. Saunderstown's ZIP Code is 02874. Saunderstown is rural and is home to 6,245 people at a population density of 412 people per square mile; the racial makeup is 96.1% white, 0.4% black, 1.1% Asian, 1.2% Hispanic, 0.2% other. The Saunderstown Historic District encompasses a section of Saunderstown which developed as a boatbuilding center and summer resort area in the late 19th century.

It is centered on Ferry Road, Willett Road, Waterway, between Boston Neck Road and Narragansett Bay. In addition to being home to a number of shipyards, several owned by members of the Saunders family, the area became noted as a summer resort, hosting Benoni Lockwood and Frances Willing Wharton, as well as the architect and artist Christopher Grant LaFarge, son of the famous artist John La Farge; this area is residential, with wood frame houses one or two stories in height, with vernacular styling. Non-residential buildings include a country store, recreation center, the Saunderstown Post Office, built in 1902 as a Baptist church. National Register of Historic Places listings in Washington County, Rhode Island