A 45-year-old man was found dead in the lake outside SoFi Stadium, which is the home of the NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers and Rams, on Wednesday.
TMZ Sports reported the Los Angeles County Fire Dept. was called to the scene after it received word a man jumped into the water and didn’t resurface. Dive teams eventually recovered the body after searching for several hours.
Inglewood city Mayor James Butts said surveillance video showed the individual willingly jumping into the water. An investigation is underway.
“This is someone that made a conscious decision to trespass onto the property, get into the lake and he ended up having some distress and difficulty,” Butts said. “So I don’t think there’s anything SoFi could’ve done to prevent this.”
The mayor added the individual jumped two fences before entering the lake, per Fox 11 Los Angeles. The man’s name hasn’t been released as of Thursday morning.
SoFi Stadium opened in 2020 after almost four years of construction. It features a 70,000-seat baseline capacity that can be enlarged to over 100,000 for major events.
The venue will serve as one of the main stadiums during the 2028 Summer Olympics in L.A.