Jason Gannon has been named the managing director for the Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District (LASED) at Hollywood Park. In this role, Gannon has primary oversight over all LASED development and operational components, which includes the stadium, performance venue, retail, office, hotel and parkland that comprise the 298-acre district being built in Inglewood, California by E. Stanley Kroenke.
The LASED is transforming the site of the former Hollywood Park Racetrack to a year-round sports and entertainment destination for the enjoyment of people throughout Southern California as well as visitors to the region.
“We are pleased to have Jason step into this role overseeing the development of Hollywood Park,” said Kroenke in a release. “Jason has been an integral member of the team leading this effort since the beginning. His background working on a variety of dynamic real estate projects will help us deliver a one-of-a-kind experience for all who visit, work at or live in the district.”
As Managing Director of LASED, Gannon is leading a team that includes Turner, AECOM Hunt, Wilson Meany and Legends.
The centerpiece of the 298-acre sports and entertainment district, LA Stadium provides for a seating capacity of 70,240, expandable up to 100,000, with 260 luxury suites, more than 13,000 premium seats, and almost three million square feet of usable space. The project will include a 6,000-seat performance venue located under the same roof canopy as the stadium.
LA Stadium will be home field for the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers starting in 2020. It will host year-round sports and entertainment events and has already secured Super Bowl LVI in February 2022, the College Football National Championship game in 2023 and the Opening & Closing Ceremonies of the 2028 Olympic Games.
“I am thrilled to be part of the team creating this unparalleled district,” said Gannon in a release. “Mr. Kroenke’s mandate is to build in Inglewood a global mixed-use destination that includes sports, entertainment, retail, office, residential and hotel components. To achieve this objective, we are building a dedicated organization of experienced and talented individuals to work alongside Turner, AECOM Hunt, Wilson Meany and Legends on this extraordinary development opportunity.”
Gannon has been with the Kroenke Organization for more than 10 years. During this time, he has served in executive, project management, and legal capacities for various platforms and projects.
“This is truly a game-changing project and Mr. Kroenke has established a great group to deliver his unprecedented vision,” said Legends President & CEO Shervin Mirhashemi in a release. “Jason has been a tremendous leader on this project, keeping multiple stakeholders moving in the same direction, which is critical for a job of this complexity and scale.”
Adjacent to the stadium and performance venue, the project anticipates more than 1.5 million square feet of retail and office space, 2,500 residences, a hotel and more than 20 acres of parks. The long-term plans offer the possibility of developing additional phases over time.