The Calgary Flames have partnered with Daktronics of Brookings, South Dakota, for a new LED centerhung configuration above center ice inside Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. A new 360-degree fascia display will also be added to the arena this fall prior to the start of the 2015-16 hockey season.
“We have worked with Daktronics for a number of years and they continue to provide quick and efficient installations and great follow up customer care,” said Carlo Petrini, senior director, broadcast and production for the Calgary Flames. “Daktronics Sales Representative Mark Johnson, Project Manager Thad Kaltsulas and their team are a pleasure to work with, and Daktronics continues to be an integral partner for our success.”
The centerhung configuration is combination of 14 video displays. Four main displays will each measure approximately 9 feet high by 16.5 feet wide and will feature 10 millimeter line spacing. Above the main displays, eight displays will each measure approximately 8 feet high by 10.5 feet wide and will feature 15 millimeter line spacing.
These displays feature variable content zoning which allows them to show one large image or to be divided into windows to show any variety of live video, instant replays, statistics and scoring information, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages. They will provide crisp, clear imagery with wide angle visibility for a great view from any seat in the arena.
At the top of the configuration, a ring display will measure roughly 2 feet high by 127 feet in circumference. At the bottom of the configuration, a ring display will measure roughly 2 feet high by 82 feet in circumference. These displays will both feature 20 millimeter line spacing and be able to highlight sponsors throughout events while also providing additional graphics and statistics.
Along with the centerhung, a 360-degree ribbon display will be installed on the seating fascia round the arena measuring approximately 2.5 feet high by 753 feet wide and featuring 15 millimeter line spacing. Similar to the ring displays, this display can show additional statistics, graphics, sponsorship messages and ambiance to supplement the main displays helping to create a complete fan experience.
“We’re proud to assist our long-time customer in upgrading their game-day experience,” said Mark Johnson, Daktronics sales representative. “Flames fans will receive an extra level of excitement at every home game this season with the new video displays. We’re looking forward to seeing the impact of these displays as the hockey season moves along.”
Included in the installation is Daktronics industry-leading control solution, Show Control. It provides a combination of display control software, world-class video processing, data integration and playback hardware that forms a user-friendly production solution. For more information on Show Control, visit www.daktronics.com/show.
Daktronics LED video and messaging display technology offers a long lifetime with consistent, industry-leading performance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come.