Fans of both the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons are sure going to be in awe as they watch their teams play at the new Little Caesars Arena this fall.
While both squads are in periods of transition in terms of play, the technology at their new home certainly isn’t. The venue’s scoreboard will be a site to behold – at 5,100-square-feet, it will be “the largest seamless centerhung system in the world,” Olympia Entertainment announced Monday.
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It will be the largest scoreboard in the NHL by viewable area. The installation process is underway and is expected to be completed by the end of July.
“Little Caesars Arena will give fans the best entertainment experience available, including this incredible scoreboard and display system from Daktronics,” said Tom Wilson, president and CEO of Olympia Entertainment. “Today fans have very high expectations for the size and quality of displays and the information they provide.”
“This system will exceed fan expectations in the seats, in the concourse and in new spaces like the expansive Chevrolet Plaza. Fans seated in the ends of the arena will experience the same size display as those seated on Little Caesars Arena sidelines, an amenity that few other arenas offer today.”
Each side of the scoreboard will measure approximately 28 feet high by 43.5 feet wide, with a seamless display connecting all four sides at the corners.
In addition to the scoreboard, two ribbon displays will circle the venue’s seating sections. Each features 15-millimeter line spacing and measures 2.5 feet high. The lower ribbon will check in at 915 feet, while the upper ribbon will be 1,066 feet.
“The new seamless centerhung at Little Caesars Arena will provide a great experience for viewers, and Daktronics is proud to be a part of this exciting project,” said Daktronics CEO Reece Kurtenbach. “Being able to engineer something unique for our customers on the largest stages in sports is something we hang our hat on. This is the type of project where our company excels and drives us to produce the best LED solutions available. We’re excited to see the impact of the final installation.”
Little Caesars Arena is scheduled to open in September.