Residents of The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live got a glimpse Friday of their soon-to-be neighbor’s new design plans when architecture firm Gensler released the latest scheme for Farmers Field, the planned 72,000-seat NFL stadium that is to be located adjacent to L.A. Live.

The stunning stadium design features a “light and airy” translucent structure and takes an unconventional approach to its functionality with a revolutionary, wing-like deployable roof–rather than retractable–that could be easily removed and stored. According to, the playing field inside the stadium would sit approximately 40 feet below street level, “allowing better connections to the adjoining convention space and a smoother integration with the structures around it.”

The L.A. Times reports that developer AEG hopes to break ground on construction sometime next year, and the stadium expects to bid for the Super Bowl in 2017, which will mark the game’s 50th anniversary.

View more photos of the new Farmers Field design below and here and read more about it on and

The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live, also designed by Gensler, rises high above downtown Los Angeles on the 4-million-square-foot L.A. LIVE entertainment complex, which includes the STAPLES Center, NOKIA Theatre, Club NOKIA, Grammy Museum and a vibrant mix of local, regional and national restaurants. Starting on the 27th floor, The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live are comprised of one-, two-, and three-bedrooms and 12 exclusive penthouses.

Learn more about The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live at Prospective buyers may arrange a private tour of The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE by calling 213-622-4242.