The NFL is working around the clock to prepare SoFi Stadium for Super Bowl 56
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (KGET) — SoFi Stadium is being converted from the home of the Rams to the home of the NFL for Super Bowl 56.
Work is in full swing this week to prepare the state-of-the-art facility for the big game on Sunday February 13.
It’s the Atlantis of the National Football League and it’s located in Inglewood. Two hours from the heart of Bakersfield, the NFL is working around the clock to bring Sofi Stadium to 100 million viewers.
“There’s not a single bad seat in this house,” said Jonathan Barker, manager of live event productions and operations at the NFL. “I invite everyone here to step up to the highest seat, the highest point and tell me what you see. It’s absolutely amazing.
After spending more than $5 billion on this near-mythological metropolis, the 3.1 million square foot structure will host approximately 70,000 spectators.
“It’s fantastic that one of the biggest sporting events in the world is taking place in one of the biggest in the world,” Barker said.
Upon arrival, attendees will be greeted by a huge double-sided video board. It’s 70,000 square feet of digital LED that weighs 2.2 million pounds. They call it “the infinity screen”.
“The game is only getting bigger every year and so between the size of the campus and the size of the game, it’s only getting bigger every year,” said Katie Keenan, senior director of live operations for the NFL.
They call it “the infinity screen”. There’s no escaping it – it’s a kind of gravitational pull.
“Wait until you hear how loud it is – the fact that it’s underground, I don’t think I’ve heard a louder stadium in my life,” Barker said.
Now, with average ticket prices hitting the five-figure range, fans will be getting the royal treatment. That means hot dogs and high concept meals.
A site built for the stars in a city that knows a thing or two about putting on a good show.
SoFi Stadium will also host the College Football National Championship Game in 2023 and is expected to host the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2028 Summer Olympics.