70,000 sq feet of darkness was not the experience fans had hoped for during the pre-season game between the Chargers and Cowboys. For the first time since its debut in 2020 (that I’m aware of), the halo was dark. As @Dave Haynes @SIXTEEN:NINE notes in "That Giant Infinity Halo Screen at LA's SoFi Stadium Went Dark During Much Of Weekend NFL Game," that stunning Samsung LED Infinity display isn’t going to work if it’s not getting signal. And Ross Video has a “best-of-breed reputation.”
So, what went wrong? How can they learn from it and prevent it from happening again?
And no finger-pointing here – stuff happens. To their credit, the halo was restored in the second half and SoFi Stadium recovered with a charming “Whew! Fortunately we found the right antenna frequency” tweet. But what was the “internal broadcast system” outage they reported and could it have been avoided without a game time reboot? Was it a series of unfortunate events? So many questions!!
What’s your take on the weekend’s blooper? Have you experienced one of your own?