On Wednesday, it was reported by Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Times that seven more workers at the site of SoFi Stadium tested positive for the coronavirus, per “emails the joint venture overseeing construction sent to trade partners” in the last week. The new cases bring the official total of positive cases stemming from the work site to 25, with the first positive case being recorded all the way back in late March.
According to the emails, one of the works was asymptomatic while two others showed just mild symptoms. The severity of the other four workers was not discussed. Recent records showed that the seven workers were all last on the construction site between the dates of June 15 and 24.
It was also announced by developers that the stadium was “97% complete” on top of announcing that the 2.2 million-pound Oculus Board was finally complete.
As of right now, the first official event that’s schedule to be hosted at the $5 billion stadium is the first preseason game of both the Chargers and the Rams, who will play each other with the Bolts being designated as the home team. The game is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 22 with kickoff commencing at 7 p.m. PT.
The 2.2 million pound SoFi Stadium videoboard, the largest in sports, is now complete. It consists of 70,000 square feet, it stretches for more than 100 yards, and it has more than 260 speakers embedded in it. pic.twitter.com/uIEF12UFZV— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) July 1, 2020