A 5,100 square foot, centerhung scoreboard is going to entertain and inform fans at the new Little Caesars Arena when it opens this fall.
According to the National Hockey League, the scoreboard will be the largest seamless centerhung system in the world.
Because it is “seamless,” it will allow programming to completely wrap around the system and create a 360-degree experience. A total of 45 LED displays featuring more than 13,500 square feet and more than 16.5 million LEDs will be installed in and around the new arena before it opens for events in September.
“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.”
The Technical Details: According to the NHL, the centerhung system will feature a continuous, seamless display connecting all four sides with each side measuring approximately 28 feet high by 43.5 feet wide. Using a 6-millimeter line spacing, the displays will bring high resolution images to fans at every event. The system features variable content zoning which allows each side to show one large image or to be divided into multiple sections to show any variety of live video, instant replay, game statistics and information, animations and graphics, and sponsorship messages.
The centerhung will also feature four under-mount displays to appeal to fans sitting closer to the action. Each display will measure more than 7 feet high by 9.5 feet wide and feature 6-millimeter line spacing to show complementary content to the main displays. Together, the centerhung display will feature approximately 11 million LEDs, more than one LED for each person in Michigan.
More Displays: Two “ribbon displays” will circle the seating areas in the new arena. These should be pretty familiar to you if you’ve been to a Tigers or Lions game. They’re the ones usually on the front of the deck. The upper ribbon will measure 1,066 feet long and the lower ribbon will measure 915 feet long and they’ll be 2 feet high. Additionally, 15 ribbon displays will be installed throughout the arena’s seating bowl to provide additional content and the opportunity to highlight sponsors throughout events.
Additionally, scorer’s tables and basket stanchion displays will be installed for basketball games, as well as dasher displays for hockey games.
Seven exterior displays will welcome fans and event goers as they enter the arena, including a 900 foot monster in the Chevrolet Plaza.