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Middlesbrough Football Club will transform the Riverside Stadium this season – installing a game-changing integrated digital platform designed to radically enhance the matchday experience and create powerful new commercial opportunities for club partners. 

The club has appointed digital venue specialists ADI to consult on the project, who will work with them to deliver a long term digital strategy to transform the stadium experience and revolutionise the way the club and its partners interact with fans throughout every stage of the match day.

The result will see ADI install a stadium-wide digital platform which, at its heart, will be a first in world football – a 360° dual sided digital perimeter LED system. Surrounding all four sides of the pitch, the revolutionary digiBOARD system will feature a crowd-facing digital display capable of serving live match stats and social media content to entertain and inform fans throughout the game.

The new display will form part of a wider digital transformation – creating a powerful cross-channel communications platform to engage fans with compelling content.

Each digital channel, including the stadium LED screen, perimeter system, and a network of new displays, will seamlessly integrate to deliver exclusive programming, latest news, social medial, and unique StatZone content to fans throughout the Riverside.

Content will be powered by Live Venue, ADI’s high speed fibre network, which connects the Riverside Stadium to the company’s Preston-based sports production hub. ADI’s experienced sports production team will be responsible for driving the content across every display in the stadium – delivering an immersive engagement-led experience for fans whilst creating huge commercial opportunities for the club’s partners.

Speaking of the development, Middlesbrough Football Club’s Chief Operating Officer, Mark Ellis, said:

Having worked with ADI we know first-hand that they deliver the highest quality solutions and are leaders in their field. In addition to transforming the appearance of the stadium, the digital platform will offer incredible value for our sponsors whilst improving the experience for fans.
 
It is extremely important that we are able to commercially justify any investment in new technology. Working with ADI, we were able to develop a business model that will enable us to quickly generate a positive financial return and also provide a strong platform for future growth.

 

ADI’s, Chief Executive, Geraint Williams said:

We’re excited to be investing in a long-term relationship with Middlesbrough, through which we’ll share our expertise – delivering cutting edge stadium technology to create an engaging experience that delivers real value for the club, its fans and commercial partners.

The new platform will be unveiled at the Riverside Stadium on September 27th at the SkyBet Championship match versus Leeds United.

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Mitsubishi Electric completes landmark LED install at Sapporo Dome

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Mitsubishi Electric’s latest LED install delivers the highest resolution of any baseball or soccer stadium in Japan.

Three Diamond Vision screens were installed at the Sapporo Dome in Northern Japan. Two screens above the left and right stands measure 8.64m by 32m, and a further infield screen measures 3.84m by 13.13m.

The new screens are respectively 1.5 and 1.6 times larger than the systems they replace and offer a dramatic increase in both resolution and contrast. The two larger screens deliver a resolution of 4000 x 1080 pixels at 8mm pixel pitch, making them the highest resolution LED screens in Japanese professional baseball. The public will get to see the screens for the first time at the pre-season opening game between home team, the Hokkaido Nihon Ham Fighters and the Yomiuri Giants.

The Sapporo Dome installation is the first baseball or soccer stadium in the world to feature Mitsubishi Electric’s unique black package LED technology, designed to deliver enhanced contrast and superior performance in all lighting conditions.

Mitsubishi recently hit the headlines for it’s traffic-stopping giant Real Black LED screen in Times Square, New York, which is now believed to be the world’s highest resolution LED screen with over 24 million pixels.

New technology guru at Lighthouse

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Randy Green

Randy Green is the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Lighthouse Technologies, the long-time supplier of LED screens to stadiums and arenas worldwide.

Green joined Lighthouse in 2007 and has been in the screens business for more than 25 years. He has over 15 years of experience providing technical solutions for sports stadiums, arenas, and exhibition centres of which large screen video display, video control systems and electronic signage are an integral part.

Green said:

There is a significant amount of innovation within Lighthouse and its affiliated companies and it is my goal to leverage these innovations, together with our strong technical legacy, into exciting new products for our expanding world markets.