Little Caesars Arena to install world’s largest central video scoreboard

Little Caesars Arena, the future home to NHL ice hockey franchise the Detroit Red Wings, is set to install the world’s largest central scoreboard system.

Audiovisual systems firm Daktronics will design, manufacture and mount the 5,100 square foot scoreboard which will allow video programming to completely wrap around the system and create a 360-degree experience for fans.

The 45 LED displays that are set to be installed throughout the arena will add up to more than 13,500 square feet, with 16.5 million LEDs inserted 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 chief exective of Olympia Entertainment, which owns the Red Wings.

“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 high resolution images in the centre-hung system will be able to feature variable content, 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.

In addition, seven-foot under-mount displays will be installed to appeal to fans sitting closer to the action. There will also be two ribbon displays circling the seating areas to provide additional content and to highlight sponsors throughout events.

Outside the stadium, there will be seven displays, including a 900 square foot Chevrolet Plaza display, welcoming fans into the arena.

“The new seamless centre-hung 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 chief executive, 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.”

Image: Little Caesars Arena