Apparently if you give the same architecture firm more than 5 billion to play with instead of a chincy 1 billion you get SoFi stadium. I’m not sure it looks 4 billion dollars different. Plus you don’t even get natural grass.
I’d guess Texas will pass Maryland in COVID deaths within 2 weeks, and maybe 1 week. As of today it’s 3,228 for Maryland and 2,965 for Texas, but Texas had more deaths yesterday than Maryland has had in the last week, and that trend is likely to continue. And, I do think the shortage of hospital beds and other things in certain parts of Texas is likely to result in some deaths that might have been avoided.
No question that Texas deaths per capita is only a fraction of Maryland’s. I hope and pray they don’t get to Maryland’s level in that respect.