Videos

Watch Optus Stadium lighting show

The lighting system at the newly christened Optus Stadium is put through its paces. With over 150,000 LED lights, the system is one of the largest sports lighting installations in the world.

Click image to view video

Construction progress on Louis Armstrong Stadium

Watch progress on the new 14,000-seat Louis Armstrong Stadium currently under construction in New York City, USA.

Click image to view video

Are large operational groups with multiple stadia and arenas in their portfolios doing enough to address sustainability issues, or should the onus lie with individual venues to reduce their environmental footprint? 


Join our
LinkedIn Group


News

Gentile Arena introducing centerhung ring and end wall LED displays

Loyola University Chicago has partnered with Daktronics for the manufacture and installation of 10 LED displays for Gentile Arena in Chicago, Illinois. The raft of new displays includes a unique centerhung, and is scheduled to be completed this autumn. 

“We are very pleased to be partnering with Daktronics on the significant digital enhancements throughout Gentile Arena,” said Loyola University’s senior associate athletics director for external operations, Tom Sorboro.

“The state-of-the-art space ring, video boards and scorer’s tables will improve the overall fan experience and increase engagement at our basketball and volleyball contests.”

The LED ‘space ring’ display, a single ring-shaped display hanging above the center of the court, will feature 10mm line spacing and measure 4ft high by 81ft in circumference. The new display will show statistics and graphics throughout events.

The new main display will be mounted on the east end of the arena and measure nearly 10ft high by 24ft wide. It will feature 6mm line spacing for excellent image clarity and contrast for student-athletes and fans throughout the arena.

“It’s exciting to be part of this project for a such a great customer in Loyola University Chicago,” said Joey Hulsebus, Daktronics sales representative. “The overall production of the end wall video displays combined with the unique ring display will provide a great atmosphere for the university and its fans. We’re looking forward to seeing the completed installation this autumn.”

A pair of auxiliary displays – one mounted on each side of the main display – will each measure approximately 8ft high by 19ft wide. These displays will feature 10mm line spacing and provide supplemental information to the main display.

Two LED vomitory displays and four court-side LED scorer’s table displays are also included with the installation. One vomitory display will be mounted above the entrances to the playing floor at each end of the arena – each display will measure approximately 3ft high by 18ft wide. The scorer’s tables will measure roughly 2ft high by 9ft wide. All six of these will include 10mm line spacing.

The end wall video displays are capable of variable content zoning which allows them to show one large video image or to be divided into multiple windows to show any combination of live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.

The university will also receive content produced by Daktronics Creative Services as part of the installation project.

November 8, 2017

Written by Matt Ross


RECEIVE THE
LATEST NEWS


Your email address:



Read Latest Issue

Web Exclusives

Engineering support proves vital to Premier League upgrade undertaken at the John Smith's Stadium

Design and engineering company partners with stadium operators to improve the 24,120-seat venue in line with Premier League standards
Click here to read more



Multipurpose Place Bell opens in Laval, Quebec

New 10,000-seat hockey arena also features Olympic and NHL facilities, and can host performance events
Click here to read more



Reality check

Industry experts discuss the future of stadia technology at the AspireTech conference
Click here to read more



Real Salt Lake continues relationship with Daktronics for enhanced LED experience At Zions Bank Real Academy

Two displays have been installed with a third display on its way to the new facility in Utah. 
Click here to read more



One-on-one: Steve Crawford, VP, senior project executive, Crown Corr

Stadia speaks to VP, senior project executive Steve Crawford about bringing Crown Corr’s expertise to the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. 
Click here to read more




Supplier Spotlight

Supplier SpotlightWe are building a list of leading suppliers covering all aspects of the stadia industry. Want to see your company included? Contact john.doherty@ukimediaevents.com for more details.

فروشگاه اینترنتی فروشگاه اینترنتی سیستم همکاری در فروش کانال تلگرام چت روم ماهواره آنلاین اندروید دانلود فیلم فروشگظ;ه اینترنتی

Submit your industry opinion

Industry BlogDo you have an opinion you'd like to share with the stadia community? We'd like to hear your views and opinions on the leading issues shaping the industry. Share your comments by sending up to 500 words to matt.ross@ukimediaevents.com

Submit Your Recruitment Ad

Recruitment AdTo send us your recruitment advertising or to receive information on placing a banner please email john.doherty@ukimediaevents.com