Syracuse University went big with their new LED display system as Daktronics provided the Carrier Dome in New York with the largest centrehung system in college sport this summer.
At 7,022 square feet, it is the third-largest indoor centrehung system in the United States without a retractable roof, indoor-outdoor stadium and fourth-largest indoor centrehung system in North America.
Six additional end zone displays were also installed at the Carrier Dome, bringing the total to more than 9,300 square feet for the entire project.
The four main displays of the centrehung feature an inward curvature and measure approximately 20 feet high by 62.5 feet wide. At each corner of the centrehung, displays measure roughly 20 feet high by 9.5 feet wide. On the underbelly, a ring display measures roughly 6.5 feet high and stretches around the inside of the centrehung totalling 216.5 feet long.
“Daktronics is thrilled to expand upon our long partnership with Syracuse University by providing this tremendous new system as part of the new roof project at the Carrier Dome,” said Scott Willson, Daktronics sales representative. “We worked very closely with Syracuse University representatives, Geiger Engineering and Haynor Hoyt Companies to come up with a unique design that will wow fans and provide a one-of-a-kind in-venue experience for all who enter the building.
“We did not start out with the goal of building one of the largest centrehung systems in the world, but the more we talked through it with the team, the more we realised that we could accomplish something very special while still remaining within the project budget. Besides the new centrehung, there are new high-resolution end zone displays to enhance the viewing experience in the building.”