On Thursday, the Rams released a time-lapse video depicting the raising of the Oculus Board at SoFi Stadium, which was officially completed this week.
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
The 2.2 million-pound marvel is currently the largest video board in professional sports. It’s also 120-yards long, meaning that the board is longer than the actual field.
According to Rams COO Kevin Demoff, the board is three times the size of the Dallas Cowboys’ in Jerry World and features over 260 speakers.
The $5 billion stadium is set to be ready for the Chargers v. Rams preseason game on the weekend of August 20-24 and is scheduled to play host to the Super Bowl LVI in 2022.
W W. @SoFiStadium is 97% complete and it is beautiful. pic.twitter.com/qBzoexyPnZ— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) July 1, 2020
Oh yeah, they also put the turf down for the first time, which is just the cherry on top we all needed to see.
Now for today’s links.
Stu Jackson reports on the Oculus video board at SoFi Stadium being completed this week (TheRams.com)
Cameron DaSilva shows us how WR Cooper Kupp is working out with the LA Clippers’ Paul George (The Rams Wire)
Cameron DaSilva reports that over 25 workers at SoFI Stadium have tested positive for coronavirus (The Rams Wire)
Bret Stuter wonders if the Rams made a mistake by investing in younger players this offseason (Ramblin’ Fan)
The NFL is shortening the preseason to two games (ESPN)
Bill Barnwell discusses how QB Josh Allen need to change to continue his success in Buffalo (ESPN)
Michael David Smith reports on the NFL not hosting a supplemental draft this year (Pro Football Talk)
The Packers signed first-round QB Jordan Love to a fully-guaranteed deal (NFL.com)
Joel Corry talks running back contracts and whether or not the position is being disrespected (CBS Sports)
One head coach in the AFC East is not sold on QB Cam Newton succeeding with the Patriots (Bleacher Report)