T-Mobile Arena Trusts Daktronics for Venue-Wide LED Display System, First See-Through Display in Las Vegas
New arena in Las Vegas features 25 video displays, trapezoid façade
BROOKINGS, S.D. – June 1, 2016 – T-Mobile Arena selected Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, to design, manufacture and install 25 LED video displays in and around the new venue which opened last month in Las Vegas, Nevada, including the first see-through display in the city that also is one of the largest in the United States. The installation includes a centerhung configuration, fascia, tunnel entry, scorer's tables, and exterior displays for a total of 16,300 square feet of display space.
"As guests arrive at T-Mobile Arena, one of the first things they see is the incredible Daktronics see-through LED video wall above the main entrance, which has been generating tremendous fan excitement and energy, especially on event nights," said Dan Quinn, general manager of T-Mobile Arena. "Daktronics did a remarkable job creating vibrant and dynamic displays throughout the venue's interior, which are integral components of the overall entertainment experience for our guests."
The centerpiece inside the facility is the 12-display centerhung configuration with all displays featuring 6 millimeter line spacing. The two largest displays measure 21 feet high by 36 feet wide and face the sides of the arena and the two displays facing the ends of the arena measure 21 feet high by 21 feet wide.
Four displays fill the corners between the main displays of the centerhung and measure 21 feet high by 6 feet wide. On the underside of the centerhung, four displays measuring 7 feet high by 14 feet wide provide additional viewing opportunities for seats that are closer to the playing surface with supplemental content to the main displays.
Daktronics Sales Representative Mark Johnson said, "Daktronics is excited to be a part of this landmark project in Las Vegas for T-Mobile Arena. Integrating and controlling 25 displays in a single facility speaks to the depth of our engineering capabilities as a company and is sure to bring amazing experiences for fans at every event. We're ecstatic about the completed project and the displays that add to the bright lights of the city."
Two ribbon displays mounted to the seating fascia, four tunnel displays mounted above entrances to the seating area and six scorer's tables positioned on the sidelines of the court provide opportunities to highlight sponsors throughout events as well as provide additional statistics and animations.
A trapezoid-shaped, freeform linear LED video wall on the exterior is the first see-through display in Las Vegas covering 9,000 square feet and measuring approximately 43 feet high by 210 feet wide. Pixels have been placed 50 millimeters apart to provide a video solution for outside viewers while still allowing those inside the building to see out through the display.
Due to the trapezoid shape, this exterior display requires an advanced control solution to maximize the unique aspect ratio. To accomplish this, Daktronics has introduced the new 6000 Series Display Interface with proprietary Pure Pixel Processing (P3) technology, which provides efficient control and vibrant color reproduction.
Daktronics LED video and messaging display technology incorporates industry-leading environmental protection for a long lifetime with consistent performance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come.
About T-Mobile Arena
T-Mobile Arena is a privately funded indoor arena that opened April 6, 2016. The 20,000-seat venue, located on the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo, will host more than 100 events annually, including UFC, boxing, hockey, basketball and other sporting events, major headline entertainment, awards shows, family shows and special events. Las Vegas' newest landmark features 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private loge boxes, complete broadcast facilities, and other specially designed exclusive hospitality offerings and fan amenities destined to create a guest experience second to none. Toshiba Plaza, an adjacent two-acre outdoor entertainment space, features performance stages, a variety of video screens and other interactive content and display areas. Industry-leading architect Populous designed T-Mobile Arena to meet the U.S. Green Building Council's standards for LEED® Gold Certification. T-Mobile Arena is a joint venture between AEG and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information visit the T-Mobile Arena website at www.t-mobilearena.com.