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Mount Smart Stadium’s mega-screen is ready for Warriors games

Installation of the Daktronics LED video display screen at Mount Smart Stadium, home to rugby league club the New Zealand Warriors, is complete and ready to enhance the game-day experience for supporters.

The club, which competes in Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL), had requested that Daktronics, the video display and scoreboard specialist, design, manufacture and install the LED video display.

The 212-square-metre high-definition screen is said to be the biggest of its kind in New Zealand. The structure was lifted into position by giant cranes in January, but has only just become fully functional for game-day use.

“We expect this will give a massive lift to the fan experience at Mt Smart Stadium, alongside the other improvements we are making at the venue,” said Paul Nisbet, director of Auckland Stadiums.

“We have had a blockbuster summer of concerts, with several big names still to come, and now the Warriors kick into their NRL season with a new audio-visual experience in store for fans.”

The 11-metres-high by 19-metres-wide screen is located at the north end of the facility with a high-definition capability and wide-angle viewing.

The display allows it to show one large image across the entire screen, or it can also be separated into multiple zones, which can show any combination of live video, instant replays, scoring information, up-to-the-minute statistics, animations, and sponsor advertisements.

Along with the main display, two ribbon displays have been installed at the stadium, which can show versatile content complementary to the main display such as up-to-the-minute statistics and game information while also being able to highlight sponsors throughout events.

“We’re proud to have been selected to bring an enhanced fan experience to Mt. Smart Stadium,” said Blair Robertson, a Daktronics sales representative. “This project adds to many impressive, quality Daktronics installations within the region that provide an added comfort level when selecting our company for these significant projects. We’re looking forward to the success of this project for years to come.”