Inglewood-based brew pub, Long Beach-based fitness center, high-end movie chain sign on as SoFi Stadium’s first three tenants – Daily Breeze

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A beer garden/brewpub, a fitness center and a high-end 12-screen movie theater complex were announced Tuesday as the first three tenants at the Hollywood Park entertainment district that will surround the newly dubbed SoFi Stadium in Inglewood.

The $5 billion entertainment center being developed by Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke covers 298 acres at the former site of Hollywood Park racetrack. Once open, it’s expected to the the NFL’s premiere arena complex.

While the stadium is the crown jewel of the project, the development is expected to be a sprawling district of restaurants, shopping, corporate office space and homes.

Developers on Tuesday identified the first three tenants of the mammoth complex:

  • A 20,000-square-foot beer garden/brewpub operated by Inglewood-based Three Weavers Brewing Co.;
  • A 21,000-square-foot gym created by Long Beach-based Olympix Fitness;
  • A Cinepolis movie theater, including a bar and full kitchen.

“At Hollywood Park, we are developing a new city in the heart of the greater Los Angeles region where people from all across the world will come together,” Jason Gannon, managing director of SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park, said in a statement. “We are thrilled to welcome Lynne Weaver, Olympix Fitness and Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas, and all of their employees, patrons, members and fans, to Hollywood Park.

“These three groups embody the mix of local businesses and global brands that will make Hollywood Park a unique destination,” he said.

In 2014, Lynne Weaver opened her Inglewood brew pub, one of the largest tasting rooms among South Bay breweries, with 865 square feet of inside space and another 300 square feet outside on a sun-soaked deck.

When it opened, Three Weavers — named after Lynne’s three daughters — was the only female-owned-and-operated craft brewery south of Santa Cruz.

The brewery’s slogan: “It’s more than just beer. It’s community.”

If Long Beach’s Olympix facility, at 4101 Olympic Plaza, is any indication, Inglewood should expect a high-end, trend-setting fitness center (though it won’t be able to offer the beach at its doorstep).

The Belmont Shore site is a beach-centric, upscale gym that pays homage to the city’s Olympic athletes and allows members to exercise indoors and out. It bills itself as “Your gym with a view.”

The Cinepolis chain is based in Morelia, Mexico, with U.S. headquarters in Dallas. Its California complexes include Pico Rivera, Rancho Santa Margarita, Vista, Westlake Village, Laguna Niguel, San Diego and Carlsbad. The chain’s Pacfic Palisades site reinvigorated the community’s historic Bay Theater.

Its Inglewood theater, officials said, will include a complete food menu and bar — and offer in-seat waiter service, in the Alamo Drafthouse model.

Also on Tuesday, pop icon Taylor Swift confirmed that she will be the official opening act for the arena, scheduling a pair of U.S. tour dates at SoFi on July 25 and 26.

Officially christened, the stadium is then scheduled to be open for the start of the 2020 NFL season, host Los Angeles pro football teams, the Rams and Chargers.

The stadium will have a seating capacity of approximately 70,000, expandable up to 100,000, with 260 luxury suites, more than 13,000 premium seats, and over three million square feet of usable space, according to Sunday’s news release.

Adjacent to the stadium and under the same roof canopy will be a 6,000-seat performance venue that will host a variety of events, including concerts, esports events, award shows, as well as community gatherings.

“In less than a year, the Rams will be running out of the tunnel into SoFi Stadium as people around the world see Mr. Kroenke’s creativity, dedication and hard work come to life through this game-changing building,”  Rams COO Kevin Demoff said.

City News Service contributed to this report

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