On Thursday, the Chargers released a video with a time-lapse depicting the raising of the oculus board at SoFi Stadium and the finishing touches that were just put on it this week. The social media team added some cut scenes from one of the new Star Wars movies for added effect (they’ve been pretty good in recent years) and now we’re literally this close to seeing the completed product.
IT'S DONE @SoFiStadium’s videoboard is complete. pic.twitter.com/Dzsny7NDNx— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) July 1, 2020
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.
Now for today’s links.
The parents of RB Joshua Kelley write a letter to their son (Chargers.com)
Gavino Borquez gives us three players from the Chargers 2019 practice squad to keep an eye on (Chargers Wire)
Jason Reed takes an early look at the 2020 matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs (Bolt Beat)
QB Justin Hebert seen working out in new Chargers helmet (247Sports)
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)