INGLEWOOD (CBSLA) – LA Chargers and LA Rams fans got watch their home team rivalries go head to head at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood for the first time Saturday night, with the Bolts taking the preseason game 13-6.
“It’s amazing. It’s amazing,” Fabian Marin, a Chargers fan said.READ MORE: Grieving Family Looking For Killer Of 22-Year-Old Alejandro Legaria Rangel In Huntington Park
I’m excited. I can’t wait for the rest of the season,” Reuben, a Rams fan, said.
“I’ve been to a lot of stadiums, but this one takes the cake,” another Chargers fan said.
Built 100 feet into the ground, fans enter on the sixth level and for the first time ever, were allowed to walk around and explore the one of a kind venue. The stadium also features a double sided 4-K infinity video board that provides a view of the on-field activities wherever fans are seated.
Outside the stadium, fans tailgated and took an opportunity to shed their masks in the open air, if for no other reason than to do a little trash talking.READ MORE: Man Shot And Stabbed Outside Crowded Glendale Pastry Shop, Suspect On The Loose
“We’re going to bring that Super Bowl back to LA first,” a Chargers fan declared.
Inside SoFi, masks aren’t required while fans are at their seat or are eating or drinking, though they are required at any covered area within the venue.
It wouldn’t be a stadium in LA, if there weren’t the usual lines of traffic, some people sitting in cars with frustrated looks on their faces as they attempted to get inside well into the second quarter.
“Off the freeway, an hour,” Alex De La Rosa, a Rams fan, said. “I’m excited to see the game, honestly. It’s my first time to the stadium…if we get in.”
The excitement of hometown football, though, outweighed any frustrations fans experienced, with most happy for the season ahead.MORE NEWS: Man Struck Multiple Times In Daylight Shooting In Riverside
Proof of vaccination is not required to get into SoFi. However, masks are required regardless of vaccination status while in covered areas of the stadium. Officials at the stadium said the COVID regulations could change as health recommendations change.