The largest four sided centre hung scoring system of its kind for an OHL venue was unveiled at the John Labatt Centre last night. Close up coverage of the NHL pre season game was displayed on each of the four LED video screens, giving spectators the total pro game experience.
Cowboy stadium has the largest video screen of any sporting venue, but by OHL standards, the John Labatt Centre (JLC) now houses the largest system of its kind in the league. And both venues installed equipment from OES Scoreboards [OES Inc].
OES is the Choice of the Pros, including such powerhouses as the Dallas Stars, Philadelphia Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals, Toronto Maple Leafs, and most recently the Pittsburgh Penguins in hockey. Not to mention the Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks, San Antonia Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors, and Milwaukee Bucks in football and basketball.
The city arena, named best venue in Canada earlier this year [Toronto music and media industry gala], unveiled their state-of-the-art technology to the public for the NHL pre season action. …delivering the Pro Game experience both on the ice and hanging 20 feet above it.
“This will be one of the most dynamic systems in the OHL, and we’re proud to have it showcased right in our backyard” says OES. The center-hung system is entirely customized with white LEDs and 36 high-resolution video panels – doubling the video space of the old scoreboard. Each side is almost 20 ft x 20 ft, with the crystal clear video screens capturing close up coverage and full blown instant replays. The system is then finished with a modern video wrap. The new technology will have brighter colors, sharper images, more stimulating special effects, and enhanced game stats and sponsor messages – radically improving the gaming experience from every seat in the house.
“This will have a tremendous impact on everyone who passes through the gates” states John Labatt Centre General Manager, Brian Ohl. “It’s really much more than a scoreboard – it’s a state-of-the-art display that will provide information, entertainment, new sponsorship opportunities and a fun, interactive experience for fans at all sporting events. As we gear up for another exciting London Knights season, this is one change that everyone will notice.”
The new scoreboard replaces the outdated system that has hung in the JLC since 2002. Components of the new scoreboard were built, assembled, and installed by OES Scoreboards, who’s been manufacturing scoring and timing systems for over 10 years.
OVERALL SCOREBOARD SPECIFICATIONS
Size: 240” (W) x 224.22” (H) Weight: 10,000 lbs
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