LA Rams star Aaron Donald tours new SoFi Stadium construction progress

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As Los Angeles’ two new NFL teams, the Rams and Chargers, unveil their new updated team logos, we also get a new glimpse inside their US$5bn home, SoFi Stadium.

Los Angeles Rams star defensive tackle, Aaron Donald, was given a private tour inside the busy construction site of the stadium where we get to see the progress being made to entrances, player tunnels, the seating bowl and also the team locker rooms.

The new locker rooms at SoFi Stadium (YouTube: Los Angeles Rams)

The video reveals the semi-completed ETFE roof with high-wire construction crews in the middle of the installation, as well as the huge 360-degree videoboard ready to be lifted into place.

The 70,000 seater stadium will feature the biggest video display in sports (YouTube: Los Angeles Rams)

With a scheduled opening of late July, the current impact of the coronavirus crisis and a California-wide ‘Stay-at-home-order’ is reportedly not going to hamper construction progress.

According to a report in the LA Times, “Construction on SoFi stadium in Inglewood is continuing because the work is exempt from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order that all Californians stay at home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus”.

Turner AECOM, the contractor in charge of the build, is understood to have introduced a number of measures to mitigate the risk of spreading Covid-19, which include all non-essential workers to work from home, more frequent cleanings, and strategies for reducing the density of workers on-site.

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