The Chargers-Raiders stadium won't shoot lightning bolts anymore
Chargers and Raiders scrapped one major stadium detail in the latest renderings of their new $1.7 billion home.
Team owners viewed 18 distinct new stadium renderings in Chicago last week. None of them featured the 115-foot, team-specific tower shown in earlier plans, according to the Baltimore Sun.
The futuristic tower was once a huge selling point to L.A.-area fans. Previous renderings showed the accent shooting lightning bolts at Chargers home games and acting as an eternal flame for late Raiders owner Al Davis.
Instead, a giant Lombardi Trophy has replaced the suggested tower -- perhaps as a nod to the stadium's ability to host future title games. The concourse around the trophy’s top has been reimagined as a giant bar with encompassing field views.
No other major changes were noted from the first renderings. Only the team-specific tower was altered.