When the Los Angeles Rams, Chargers palatial new home opens in Inglewood, the SoFi Stadium Oculus scoreboard will be the centerpiece of this long-awaited, multi-million dollar flagship.
The Rams are scheduled to host the Dallas Cowboys on Sept 13th opening day–and they hope to welcome fans with the most unique scoreboard in the world. SoFi Stadium is expected to cost about $5 billion, making it the most expensive stadium in the country.
About a week before lockdown started in California, The Rams posted a video showing how the SoFiu Stadium Oculus scoreboard is being constructed:
Las Vegars Review-Journal writer Mick Akers had this additional detail:
— Mick Akers (@mickakers) March 7, 2020
Cameron DaSilva, managing editor of the Rams Wire, tweeted this test of the SoFi stadium Oculus scoreboard
The Oculus inside SoFi Stadium is almost done and is being tested 🔥👀 (via edgarcia0880/Instagram) pic.twitter.com/zEj1DJ5b01
— Cameron DaSilva (@camdasilva) April 30, 2020
SoFi Stadium will also feature an ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) roof supported by a double cable-net system, the largest such system in the world. A network of LED lights will project images on the 1 million sq. ft. canopy, creating “a vast movie screen … for both fans in their seats and airline passengers on arrival to [nearby] LAX,” according to an LA Times report. Picture frames are steel frames that sit on top of the upper cable-net system. The entire picture-frame system is built on the ground, then hoisted and installed in place via cranes on the exterior of the building. There are a total of 302 picture frames (more than 120 have been installed to date).
Chief technology officer Skarpi Hedinsson stated that SoFi Stadium would be first stadium to have an end-to-end 4K video workflow. He emphasized the challenges that the Oculus will present in producing in-game content, stating that a team had been using virtual reality to help “understand how best to present content and how do we make sure that all the seating sections are in play as we put our images and our replay frames on the board.”
The NFL announced that it would re-locate its NFL Media unit (which manages the NFL’s in-house media units, including NFL Network, digital properties, and NFL Films among other units) from Culver City to a new 200,000 square feet (19,000 m2) facility neighboring the stadium on the Hollywood Park site, which will include a studio capable of hosting audiences, as well as an outdoor studio. The new facility is expected to be completed in 2021.