The $5.5 billion, 3.1 million-square-foot behemoth in Inglewood is a state-of-the-art technological marvel—featuring a 70,000-square-foot jumbotron dubbed the “Infinity Screen”, lightning-fast Wi-Fi and a massive LED canopy. dot.LA reporter Decerry Donato got a look at what SoFi Stadium will show off during next weekend’s Super Bowl, which offers the world a preview of the arena’s feature role in the 2028 Summer Olympics.
Here’s what else we’re reading in the news:
- Elon Musk’s The Boring Company completes a tunnel connecting the Las Vegas Convention Center to a hotel two miles away.
- Electric vehicle tech company Romeo Power completes its acquisition of BorgWarner, an automotive supplier.
- Logistics insiders are skeptical that Flexport is the answer to L.A. ports' supply chain woes.
- Amazon Fresh is hiring 1,500 people for six new ‘Just Walk Out’ stores in Southern California.
SoFi Stadium's Super Bowl Moment
There will be plenty of fanfare around NFL playmakers when Super Bowl LVI comes to Los Angeles on February 13. But for 70,000-plus people in attendance and millions watching around the world, there will be another superstar on display: SoFi Stadium.
Micromobility Startup Veo Moves to LA
Another micromobility startup will soon call Los Angeles home, bringing its two-wheel sensibilities to what’s long been a four-wheel city. Veo, an e-scooter and e-bike-sharing startup, will open its new headquarters in Santa Monica this month and will launch its service in Los Angeles by March.
Kobe Bryant’s Legacy May Live On In the Metaverse
The Los Angeles Lakers legend’s estate filed trademark applications covering “virtual and digital interactive representations” of both Bryant and his daughter Gianna “for use in virtual experiences and the metaverse,” as well as “virtual and digital goods” including art, avatars, games, trading cards and NFTs.
Warner Bros. Sued Over 'The Matrix' Sequel’s Streaming Release
The co-producer of “The Matrix Resurrections” sued Warner Bros. in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, claiming breach of contract over the studio’s move to release the film simultaneously on HBO Max and in movie theaters.