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In the days following Monday night’s Raiders- Chargers game, SoFi stadium in Los Angeles has been the target of more hits than Michael Jackson’s Thriller album. The $5 billion (yes, that’s billion with a B) stadium was universally panned for a Monday night lightning delay, even though it is an indoor stadium. Now, Raiders coach Jon Gruden is taking aim at the locker rooms, calling them “bizarre.”
Jon Gruden is taking serious issue with SoFi Stadium's $5.5 billion design. https://t.co/9pNwb6PWJM
— TMZ (@TMZ) October 6, 2021
Despite Las Vegas’ 28-14 loss, Gruden seemed more concerned about SoFi’s issues than his team’s lackluster performance.
“You know, the locker room here is the most bizarre thing I’ve ever seen,” Gruden said. “You can’t see anybody. It’s like a maze.
“So, you know, whoever contorted this visiting locker room, I’d like to meet this guy and see what his, um, what his idea was.”
Somebody should tell the SoFi architects to update their LinkedIn profiles, they’re gonna need it.
Prior to critiquing the dressing rooms, Gruden joined the masses in questioning why such an indoor stadium with such a high price tag is still so vulnerable to lightning strikes:
“I’ve never had an indoor stadium with a lightning delay. … I’m not an engineer. I have no idea, and I have never heard that. I thought it was a joke. But it affected both teams.”
Smooth criminal visiting teams who wanna be startin’ somethin’ within LA’s newest stadium would be wise to just beat it and take care of business on their own turf.