4 Cool Things About The Forum's Makeover
The Forum re-opens today after a $100 million makeover that could bring some competition to the Staples Center. Here are four things we're looking forward to with the iconic landmark's facelift:
1. Upcoming Concerts
With the renovation complete, the Eagles will kick-start the opening of the iconic landmark with a six-concert series at the venue tonight, according to CBS Los Angeles. Justin Timberlake, Imagine Dragons, Armin Van Buuren, Paul Simon and Sting will be among the other acts on the bill in the coming months.
2. The 407-Foot Spinning Vinyl Record
Oh, and there's also a 407-foot vinyl record replica of the Eagles' Hotel California album spinning on the rooftop of the Forum. (Yes, it is seriously spinning.) The record can be seen by folks flying out of LAX until the end of January, according to USA Today.
3. The Food & Drinks
The Forum is paying homage to the food culture of L.A. by having iconic local restaurants whip up grub at the events, including Pink's Hot Dogs, Cole's, Bludso's BBQ, Coolhaus, La Brea Bakery, among others. Plus, alcoholic drinks from Malibu Wines and Casamigos Tequila will be sold.
4. City of Inglewood Benefits
The venue could do some good for the City of Inglewood as well. CBS Los Angeles reported that the city has been promised $700,000 in revenue each year for the next 10 years. Also, 35 percent of the Forum jobs must be staffed with local residents.
Madison Square Garden bought the Forum in 2012 for $23.5 million from Faith Bible Church, according to KPCC. The venue has been underused
hadn't been used for over a dozen years, especially after the Lakers left it for the Staples Center.