NFL fans gear to see Rams, Chargers play in new high-tech SoFi Stadium

Last season, the National Football League’s Los Angeles Rams and Chargers got to play several home games at the new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood.

Unfortunately due to that continuing deadly COVID-19 outbreak, only the players, coaches and other team and stadium personnel got to see the inside of the new $5 billion, 21st century high-tech stadium.

SoFi Stadium is the first retractable indoor-outdoor stadium to be built in California, and it is spectacular and virtually all high-tech; in fact, probably the most technically advanced stadium in the world.

The stadium was completed last year, but fans were unable to see the inside. All fans were forced to sit at home in front of their television sets to watch the games, only getting to see the inside of the stadium on their TV screens.

The stadium is incredible. It can be basically like a giant computer.

It has 70,000 seats, but it also has a large video ring that includes a large picture of Downtown Los Angeles but also a very high tech scoreboard.

The whole system weighs more than 2,000,000 pounds or 1,000 tons. It includes more than 25,000 miles of cabling which is like extending it all around the Earth and, possibly, a little further.  It contains more than 130,000 electrical systems.

The first NFL games in front of a full capacity of fans will take place on Aug. 14 when the Los Angeles Rams host their stadium rival Chargers in an exhibition game beginning at 7 p.m.

The Rams begin their regular season at SoFi Stadium against the Chicago Bears on Sunday Night Football beginning on Sept. 12 at 5:20 p.m.

The Chargers begin against the Rams on Aug. 14 but remain at home against the San Francisco 49ers on Aug. 22 at 4:30 p.m. The Chargers start their regular season at Washington on Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) but have their regular season home opener against the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 19 starting at noon.

In February, So Fi Stadium will host the Super Bowl LVI. It will also host college football’s Jimmy Kimmel L.A. Bowl on Dec. 18.

It is expected to host the NCAA Major Division I football championship game in 2023. Also, sources are that there are works on the CIF-State Open Division, Divisions IAA and IA football championships to be at SoFi Stadium on Dec. 10 and 11.

Serra, which already has one of its former football and track and field stars Robert Woods playing as a wide receiver for the Rams, has the capability of winning its Southern Section title and playing in one of those upper divisions, could find itself in a game at the prestigious venue. 

SoFi Stadium, in fact, contains three structures, including one with entertainment events. There will be concerts at the stadium.

Cost of attending Ram and Charger games is expected to be big, at least, for most games.

Ram tickets are as low as $77 for exhibition games, including their opener against the Chargers. Their season opener ticket for Sept. 12 against the Bears costs start at $338 to $28,958 for VIP seats.

To see the Rams against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sept. 26, costs range from $283 to more than $30,000.

The Chargers cost a little less, with their second exhibition game against the San Francisco 49ers on Aug. 22 ranging from just $29 to $424. Ticket prices for their season opener against the Cowboys on Sept. 19 range from $280 to $1,852. 

The Super Bowl, of course, is expected to be way more expensive. There are concerts, college football and, possibly, high school football.