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UBS Arena picks Daktronics for LED displays

UBS Arena has chosen Daktronics to manufacture and install 45 HDR capable LED displays at the $1.1 billion multipurpose arena under construction at Belmont Park, New York, including its centre-hung scoreboard.

The LED displays, totalling more than 15,000ft2 and more than 34 million pixels, will be installed for the arena’s opening this fall.

UBS Arena is the New York metropolitan area’s most anticipated cutting edge live entertainment venue and new home to the New York Islanders Hockey Club.

Tim Leiweke, CEO of Oak View Group, said:

We’re pleased to partner with Daktronics to install not one, but 45 high definition LED displays at UBS Arena. UBS Arena will become a global landmark entertainment and sports destination, and we look forward to welcoming guests to our premiere venue equipped with industry leading technology that captivates and delivers a first rate atmosphere for all to enjoy.

The world class entertainment venue will feature today’s most advanced technology and premium amenities and is one of the few arenas in the world designed for music and purpose built for hockey.

The state-of-the-art arena will deliver an unmatched live entertainment experience for artists, athletes, and guests alike with clear sightlines and premier acoustics.

The centre-hung and focal point of the installation will feature 12 LED displays totaling 4,730ft2.

All centre-hung displays will feature 5.9 millimeter pixel spacing and four main video displays will face each side of the arena and feature the highest resolution centre-hung display technology in the state to bring excellent image clarity and contrast to fans in every seat.

Capable of supporting 90,000 lbs., scoreboard displays will feature one of the longest traveling hoists available in arenas for presenting the LED displays in either its hung or nested positions for concerts or hockey games.

The new main centre-hung displays will be four times larger than the existing displays at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Each main video display will measure approximately 26ft high by 34.5ft wide. Four corner displays will each measure 26ft high by more than 3ft wide. Catering to fans sitting closer to the playing surface, four underbelly displays will each measure more than 8ft high by 23ft wide.

Daktronics president and CEO Reece Kurtenbach said:

UBS Arena will engage visitors at every turn. From the moment they arrive outside, as they enjoy the event and as they prepare to leave, our systems will be part of the experience. We’re excited to deliver the LED displays for one of the country’s premier sports and entertainment venues and are happy to be working with UBS Arena to make this installation a reality. As an American based company, we look forward to the opportunity to support them and this project for years to come.

In the main seating bowl, two ribbon and 14 vomitory displays combine for nearly 2,000ft in length and three rink side scorer’s tables with displays measure 25ft in length. These displays can share additional statistics and graphics while also providing opportunities to highlight sponsors throughout events.

Seven marquee displays will welcome fans to the arena and begin branding their experience as they arrive while six entrance, lobby, and concourse displays will immerse and engage fans before fans reach their seats. These displays will allow the venue to connect with guests no matter where they are throughout the venue to ensure they are always informed and don’t miss a moment of the action.

One additional locker room display will also be installed for team specific uses.

Tying all of the displays together and providing an easy to use solution, Daktronics is installing the company’s powerful Show Control solution at UBS Arena. This industry leading system provides a combination of display control software, world class video processing, data integration, and playback hardware that forms a user friendly production solution.

UBS Arena will open for the 2021-22 National Hockey League season this fall and host more than 150 sports and live entertainment events annually.