“It’s pretty dope,” Hawyard said after donning a VR headset to scan what is being billed as the world’s largest indoor-outdoor stadium and attempting a few kickoffs on the field. “To actually get to visualize it and see exactly how it’s going to look is kind of crazy.
“I’m excited about playing there. It will be good to share it with another team. Hopefully both teams will be good for a long time, and we’ll make a lot of history in this new stadium.”
Kevin Demoff, the Rams’ chief operating officer, said construction of the stadium is about 60% complete and on schedule to be finished in the summer of 2020.
The concrete for the seating bowl has been poured, and the structure for the transparent roof, which will cover the entire playing field, seating bowl, an adjacent pedestrian plaza and a proposed 6,000-seat theater, is nearly complete.
The stadium will feature a 70,000-square-foot, two-sided, oval-shaped 4K video board that will be suspended from the roof and run the length of the field. Below the board will be a sound bar that will distribute audio equally throughout the building.
“I think it’s going to be one of a kind,” Hayward said. “When you’re the new guy up, you should make everything one of a kind, and I think that’s how it’s going to be when we get into that stadium.”