SoFi Stadium’s two-sided video system gets test run
SoFi Stadium will be the new home of the Rams and Chargers beginning with the 2020 season, and one of its most impressive features was put two the test on Thursday.
The new stadium located in Inglewood, Calif., will boast a magnificent 4K HDR video board, but it’s unlike any other one found in other arenas. Stretching 120 yards, the Oculus video system is not only oval, it’s a two-sided marvel.
Video footage shared by Rams reporter Cameron DaSilva shows the Oculus being put through the paces, and seeing it in action is quite a sight to behold.
The Oculus inside SoFi Stadium is almost done and is being tested (via edgarcia0880/Instagram) pic.twitter.com/zEj1DJ5b01— Cameron DaSilva (@camdasilva) April 30, 2020
The Oculus video system comes in at a whopping 2.2 million pounds, features 80 million pixels and boasts 260 speakers. Additional bells and whistles of the state-of-the-art scoreboard were previously laid out as follows by Stu Jackson of TheRams.com.
“The only two-sided oval center-hung video board in an NFL stadium, the Oculus is the only 4k end-to-end video production in sports. It also has the largest LED content playback system ever deployed. Every face/display can be uniquely programmed with live content, statistics or animated content. The idea of having a dual-sided display is that no matter where a fan sits in the stadium, they will have a video surface in front of them.”
The estimated price tag on SoFi Stadium came in at a stunning $4.963 billion, and if the Oculus is any indication, it was a stupefying amount of money well spent.