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Windfall Films, NFL Media build “Super Stadiums” for Discovery, Science

Discovery and Science Channel are set to premiere the two-hour special NFL Super Stadiums, produced by UK-based Windfall Films and NFL Media. In Los Angeles, a team of engineers were tasked to ...
September 2, 2020

Discovery and Science Channel are set to premiere the two-hour special NFL Super Stadiums, produced by UK-based Windfall Films and NFL Media.

In Los Angeles, a team of engineers were tasked to build the 3.1 million square foot SoFi Stadium, a structure big enough to house two high-profile NFL teams: the LA Chargers and the LA Rams.

Built from more than 6.5 million cubic feet of concrete and upwards of 70,000 tons of steel, the construction team navigated great heights, LAX air traffic and blazing heat, with just 45 months to complete the project, from groundbreaking to opening day.

The stadium — featuring such technology as earthquake-resistant construction and air channels to direct ocean breezes across the bowl — will serve as the future host of Super Bowl LVI and the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2028 Olympics.

NFL Super Stadiums goes behind the scenes to meet the engineers who constructed the stadium, as well as executives, coaches and players from the Rams and Chargers.

Interviews include Kevin Demoff, chief operating officer of the LA Rams; Austin Ekeler, LA Chargers running back; Jason Gannon, managing director of SoFi Stadium; Anthony Lynn, LA Chargers head coach; Mark Williams, architect; Robert Woods, LA Rams wide receiver; and Mollie Wilkie, NFL creative director, to name a few.

The special premieres Sept. 9, the night before the NFL Kickoff, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Science Channel and Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. ET/PT on Discovery, the day before the first game at SoFi Stadium.

An encore will screen on NFL Network Sept. 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

For Argonon-owned Windfall, Carlo Massarella is executive producer and Tom Cook is series producer. For Science Channel, Lindsey Foster Blumberg is supervising producer. For NFL Media, Bill McCullough is supervising producer.

Watch the promo:

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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