Does a massive, state-of-the-art videoboard exist if no patrons are there to see it? We may get that answer this NFL season as the LA Rams open SoFi Stadium.
On Wednesday, the team proudly announced that their one-of-a-kind, new videoboard has been installed and is ready for operation whenever the 2020 NFL season starts. As they have often done during the construction of Sofi Stadium, the Rams documented the videoboard’s evolution on Twitter:
2.2 million pounds + 70,000 square feet of digital LED.— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) July 1, 2020
The first-of-its-kind videoboard for @SoFiStadium is officially complete. pic.twitter.com/JdQB3LuItj
What a beauty!
A screen with 70,000 square feet of digital LED is unreal. I remember seeing the scoreboard at AT&T Stadium in Dallas in 2009. I couldn’t keep my eyes off the video screen during the game.
That was over a decade ago and technology advancement since then has been incredible — I can’t wait to see this SOFI feature. But as ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry points out, when will that happen? The chances of fans being able to attend games this season, because of the coronavirus pandemic, is iffy at best.
The video board at SoFi Stadium is complete. Now the biggest question is whether Rams and Chargers fans will be able to view it in person this season. pic.twitter.com/IwGD9t8DqY— LindseyThiry (@LindseyThiry) July 1, 2020
If fans can’t enjoy the new videoboard in 2020, at least, players will. Rams’ receiver Cooper Kupp is already impressed and a bit jealous.
Need that for the house!— Cooper Kupp (@CooperKupp) July 1, 2020