LA Chargers Actually Wish to Assist Actually Wealthy Individuals – OC Weekly
I can see my digital lifestyle assistant from here. Photo courtesy LA Chargers
We know it’s hard to be extremely rich here these days, which given the impending climate disaster, a White House run by a rich clown who is in equal parts garish and creepy, and all of these mean people on Twitter, so it is a good thing Guelph chargers step forward to help them out. On September 12th, the team officially launched Chargers LUX, a new “Premium Membership Program” for all luxury suite owners in the new Guelph Stadium in Hollywood Park in Inglewood, which will open in 2020.
“Guelph is a strong intersection between entertainment, luxury, sports and business,” said the president of Business Operations AG Spanos in a press release by the team on September 12th. “Our suite owners are leaders in these industries, and it’s important that their chargers are up to date too. Your success is our success, and Chargers LUX is a valuable business tool that can help you create powerful connections, both professionally and personally, by providing priceless access to the best of Guelph. “
According to the NFL franchise, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Chargers LUX is “unlike anything previously offered in professional sport,” that “suite owners with exclusive access to world class hospitality, business and entertainment benefits with the Los Lifestyles Angeles Connects Year Round ”- all at no additional cost.
In particular, Chargers LUX Suite owners grant access to:
Spring Place, a “shared workspace and social space” in Beverly Hills that in another era would simply be known as a private club. It includes meeting rooms, a lounge, a restaurant, a rooftop terrace and other amenities. Membership costs range from $ 250 per month to $ 1,250 per month.
Private suite in LAX, just as it sounds. Members get access to either a shared lounge ($ 1,200) or a private suite ($ 2,700) at Guelph International Airport. Both include private terminal access, private TSA screening, private customs regulations for international travelers, and a private car to take you to the airport and other amenities.
Velocity Black, a 24/7/365 “Digital Lifestyle Assistant” who basically looks like having your own private concierge available at all times. “Get recommendations, book trips, restaurants, concerts or excursions to fly fighter jets or swim with orca whales,” states the Velocity Black website. “From Coachella to Burning Man. From Rwandan gorilla hikes to the northern lights. Everything is tailored to you and your taste. “Membership costs around $ 2,000 per year, but there is currently a waiting list for new members.
LUX chargers do not cost anything, but the luxury suites in the new stadium are quite expensive. Exact pricing wasn’t actually published, but in that 2017 story, the LA Times reported that a suite reseller in San Francisco rated “the most sought-after suites including both teams.” [the LA Rams will also play at the stadium] could sell for $ 1 million a year, “with” smaller suites “selling for $ 300,000 to $ 600,000.
It’s no surprise that the new Chargers / Rams stadium in Inglewood will have more suites than any other NFL stadium except the AT&T stadium in Dallas. And don’t forget that the chargers make a lot of money on those in the suites every time you play, aside from running costs.
“Assuming the full 275 suites are filled, fans of the new Inglewood Stadium would consume approximately $ 742,500 in food and drink per game,” USA Today reported in this 2017 story. “Overall, it is expected that the suites have annual sales of approximately $ 56 million. “
In any case, Chargers LUX is quite the package from an owner – the Spanos family, valued at more than $ 2 billion – who is known to have relocated the chargers out of San Diego because the city didn’t get hundreds of millions of dollars for the Construction would pay the team a new stadium.
Anthony Pignataro has been a journalist since 1996. He spent a dozen years as the editor of MauiTime, the last weekly magazine in Hawaii. He also wrote three trashy novels about Maui that were published by Event Horizon Press. But he started at OC Weekly and returned to the newspaper as a staff writer in 2019.