The Los Angeles Rams will be the second team ever to play the Super Bowl in their home stadium after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosted the Kansas City Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium last year.
But the AFC champion and NFC champion alternate home-team status for the NFL's championship game. So believe it or not, the Cincinnati Bengals will be considered the home team at the Rams' home - L.A.'s SoFi Stadium - in Super Bowl LVI on Feb. 13.
It has not been announced which locker room the Bengals will occupy. In theory, it would be the locker room the Rams typically use as the home team. But SoFi Stadium has separate home locker rooms - on opposite sides of the stadium - for the Chargers and the Rams.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted that the Bengals presumably would use the Chargers' locker room.
The stadium will be hosting its first Super Bowl.
The Rams defeated the San Francisco 49ers at SoFi on Sunday night to reach the Super Bowl. Rams head coach Sean McVay will face Bengals head coach Zac Taylor, an assistant on McVay's coaching staff for the Rams for two seasons before leaving for Cincinnati in 2019.
NBC will broadcast the game, with former Reds announcer Al Michaels doing play-by-play and former Bengals player Cris Collinsworth as color analyst.
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This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Why the Bengals will be the home team in the Rams' home, SoFi Stadium