10: 50 PM ETAdam SchefterESPN Senior Creator End ESPN NFL Insider
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Former president of the Official Football Writers of The united states and the author of 4 booksSoFi Stadium hosts its first reside tournament Sunday evening when the Dallas Cowboys focus on with the Los Angeles Rams, and there couldn’t be stranger circumstances surrounding the mountainous opening of a $5 billion stadium.There will seemingly be no followers at the game, though NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will seemingly be new.NFL games at SoFi Stadium this season will encompass this circumstance: The visiting proprietor will sit within the proprietor’s field of the Los Angeles group no longer playing there at that time. This week, Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones will sit in Los Angeles Chargers proprietor Dean Spanos’ field — even sooner than the Spanos family does.When the Chargers play their house opener next Sunday against Kansas City, Chiefs proprietor Clark Hunt will sit within the field that belongs to Rams proprietor Stan Kroenke.Sunday evening’s game moreover is one thing of a homecoming for Jones, who became as soon as born in Inglewood, California, about one mile from the stadium.With a impress label of larger than $5 billion, SoFi Stadium aspects tree- and foliage-stuffed “canyons” to lounge in, particular person seats — no bleachers — someday of and plentiful luxurious suites. The appropriate search recordsdata from that stays, an originate of the coronavirus pandemic, is how for loads longer followers have to wait till they’re going to be allowed interior.Extra than 70,000 seats will seemingly be empty on Sunday evening, place for cardboard cutouts within the close zone part, whereas piped-in crowd noise and a public address announcer procure the silence.ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry contributed to this represent.