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Traktor Ice Arena installs new video board

Traktor Ice Arena, the home venue of Russian Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) club HC Traktor Chelyabinsk, has installed the KHL’s largest 4K centre hung video board.

The board, featuring 6mm LED display technology, was designed, manufactured and installed by Colosseo.

The arrival of the new board coincided with the club’s 70 year anniversary on 25 December and thanks to Colosseo’s unique fitting methodology and product components, installation lasted only seven days.

Colosseo also managed to complete the installation without the fans noticing the upcoming changes right up until the first game.

The centre-hung LED display features a unique rectangle shape – the first of its kind in KHL – and offers more than 140m2 of active LED area, using the latest 6mm line spacing LED technology, offering 4K resolution for the whole canvas and full freedom for game presentation, scoring, timekeeping & statistics while providing sponsors with even greater ad visibility.

The board is controlled by Colosseo’s market leading solution Single Media Platform (SMP), and it can be used as one large digital canvas or divided into multiple zones capable of delivering various content for the zones.

Thanks to Colosseo SMP, the fans of Tractor Chelyabinsk now enjoy a spectacular and attractive game presentation show with customised animated graphics with instant replays and highlights, shown on a giant 4K resolution seamless canvas. The SMP also took control over two existing LED displays in the arena.

Traktor Ice Arena has also become the eighth KHL venue equipped with the proven Colosseo Video Goal Judge solution for quick solving of any disputable moments that occur in the goalmouth or at ice level, using the latest technology for video analysis – awarded several times by IIHF and KHL officials.

The installation in Chelyabinsk proves Colosseo’s leading position on the market within the major KHL venues, having already delivered its complete turnkey solution to the Arena Metallurg in Magnitogorsk, Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, VTB Ice Palace in Moscow, Barys Arena in Astana and Nepela Arena in Bratislava.