Rain, rain and more rain.
The California atmospheric river has transformed the state from a sun drenched one to rain drenched one. That may dampen the pregame spirts of Georgia and TCU fans in Los Angeles for the College Football Playoffs National Championship who no doubt were expecting the tropical scene of gently swaying palm trees, sunshine, having a nice beach day and seeing the Hollywood sign.
Heck, with the grey skies, the latter is hardly even visible.
But they need not to worry about getting rained on during the game, Monday night at SoFi Stadium. That is because the stadium is covered in a transparent roof which keeps out any falling rain, rare as it may be in L.A.
However, there’s still a chance it will be cool and breezy – the forecast calls for the game-time temperature to be in the upper 50s and there is a 40% chance of rain – because the stadium has openings on the sides. This design allows for the Southern California breeze to blow in during games which is nice when its a warm fall afternoon but may not be so great when it’s rainy and chilly.
There’s a chance that a few people could get a little wet if there is a sideways rain that manages to get into the stadium through those openings. Still, most people will be dry, tho they are advised to wear their thickest Dawg and Horned Frog sweatshirt. The kickers, however, may be affected by the draft so field goals could be slightly impacted by the weather.
Here’s more about the unique roof from the SiFi Stadium website:
“SoFi Stadium has a fixed roof, however, 60% of the roof structure is transparent, allowing stadium users to view the sun and sky throughout the year while staying in a climate-controlled environment. The transparent part of the roof is made of a material called ETFE. ETFE is a co-polymer resin that is extruded into a thin film. The plastic-like material is transparent but can be treated to be translucent, is extremely light-weight, very durable and resistant to corrosion.”
As for sales of alcohol, beer and wine is sold throughout the stadium. Beer ranges from $17 for premium to $19 for craft selections, while wine cost $17.