Super Bowl LVI: who owns SoFi Stadium and what is the seating capacity?
The Super Bowl showdown between the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals will take place in the newest, largest, and most expensive stadium in the league.
Super Bowl LVI is only days away, and the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals will fight it out in SoFi Stadium, which cost up to $5 billion to construct.
The Rams will be the second consecutive team to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium, and what a stadium it is.
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The state-of-the-art facility in Inglewood, California, is the newest, biggest, and priciest among all the stadiums in the NFL. Completed only 18 months ago, it’s part of Hollywood Park, a 300-acre complex built around the arena.
SoFi Stadium is one of only two stadiums being shared by two NFL teams - the other one is MetLife Stadium, shared by the New York Giants and the New York Jets. SoFi is home to the Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers.
The stadium is owned by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (Stan Kroenke is the owner of the Rams). It has a capacity of 70,240, which is expandable up to 100,240 for major events like the Super Bowl and the Olympics.
Giant video board
A feature that stands out is the colossal double-sided 4K scoreboard that features 70,000 square feet of digital LED lighting. “The Infinity Screen”, as it is called, weighs 2.2 million pounds and is the largest of its kind in the world of sports.
The venue has a fixed translucent canopy roof, which connects to the ground at only four points, leaving the sides open and the air free to circulate.
SoFi sits 100 feet below the earth’s surface. The construction team needed to dig deep as the stadium is only three miles away from Los Angeles International Airport, and as planes regularly fly over it, the arena had to be built to comply with FAA regulations.