Super Bowl LIII: 10 facts about Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s halo videoboard


When Super Bowl LIII kicks off on Sunday, February 4, at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, it will be played under the biggest video scoreboard in the world. Stadia runs down the facts behind the super-sized screen.

The Mercedes-Benz Stadium opened in 2016 and is home to the NFL’s Atlanta Hawks and MLS’s Atlanta United. It is also home to some of the most innovative engineering, sustainability and technology ever seen at a stadium.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Included in its envelope-pushing design is its halo video display – a giant 360° display that encircles the roof oculus. It has never been seen before in a professional sports stadium and is designed to give every seat in the house the best view possible.   

Here are 10 facts on the halo:

Created by US-based display expert Daktronics, it measures 1,075ft in circumference and 58ft high

It is the first of its kind ever made and the largest non-transparent video display in the world; sixth-largest of any kind in the world

Rolled out, it would be long enough to fit five 747 aircraft lined up nose-to-tail

Stood on end, it would be the 10th tallest building in the United States

With a 380ft diameter, it is wide enough to fly a helicopter through it

It is 27x larger than the Georgia Dome video display and three times larger than the next-largest video display in the NFL

It would take 5,800 60in TVs to cover the display

The footprint could hold enough water to fill an Olympic swimming pool

Its 61,900ft2 of display features more than 37.1 million LEDs

The total weight of the display is 2,000,000 lb

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