Daktronics upgrades centrehung display at TD Garden

Audiovisual systems manufacturer Daktronics has upgraded the centrehung scoreboard display at TD Garden, home of the NBA’s Boston Celtics and NHL’s Boston Bruins.

The larger display will feature the first and only 2.5-millimetre pixel spacing in a centrehung application from Daktronics. The board provides more than 4K resolution, which is currently the highest resolution available in the NBA and NHL.

The display, which features 48.6 million pixels, has been fitted ahead of the new NBA and NHL seasons. The new display builds on the 2.5-millimetre technology installed in 2019 and expands the digital footprint of all four displays at TD Garden to measure 18 feet high by 32.5 feet wide.

Four new underbelly video displays were also added to the centrehung configuration to cater to fans sitting closer to the action. Each of these displays measures 6.5 feet high by 23 feet wide and features 2.9-millimetre pixel spacing.

Two new ring displays have also been fitted above the 4K video boards. The displays have been installed on their own hoist system to allow them to be raised and lowered for the needs of the various events held at TD Garden.

The main video displays are capable of variable content zoning allowing each to show one large image or multiple different zones. These zones can show any combination of live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics, graphics, animations and sponsorship messages in coordination with their live game-day production.

TD Garden president Amy Latimer said: “We are so excited to kick off the season and deliver the clearest and most captivating in-game presentation on the all-new ‘Hub Vision’ scoreboard.

“TD Garden is in a constant state of innovation to improve our guest experience, and Delaware North continues to prove their commitment to the guest experience with these investments. The scoreboard is the centrepiece of the arena, and this upgrade will bring an unparalleled, technologically-advanced in-game experience for all our guests to enjoy.”

Daktronics sales representative Charley Bocklet added: “We started this transition back in 2019, so to see this new centrehung finally completed, as originally intended, is just extra special.

“It’s an honour for Daktronics to continue our relationship with TD Garden, which now will showcase some of the highest resolution screens in sports today. Their staff has always been great to work with and never more so than through this last year. Patience and perseverance will finally pay off for the fans of Boston.”

Earlier this year, the Celtics reached an agreement to continue playing at TD Garden until at least 2036. Both the Celtics and Bruins have played at the arena since it opened in 1995.

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