Hershey Entertainment & Resorts (HE&R) of Hershey, Pennsylvania, has selected Daktronics to outfit GIANT Center with multiple video displays, including a center-hung configuration. Installation is taking place this summer and will be completed before the fall sports seasons begin.
“When we looked for a partner on this important project, Daktronics stood out and has been a strong collaborator with us. We are excited that this new addition will create an even better experience for our fans and guests during their visits to GIANT Center events and AHL Hershey Bears hockey games,” said Kevin Stumpf, general manager of Attractions & Entertainment at HE&R.
The center-hung configuration will incorporate four unique, convex-curved LED video displays, each measuring approximately 13.5ft high by 24ft wide. The displays feature 6mm line spacing and wide-angle visibility, ensuring a great viewing experience from any seat in the house. These displays feature variable content zoning, which enables them to show one large image or to be divided into multiple zones that can be filled with any combination of live video, instant replays, animations, scoring information, up-to-the-minute statistics and sponsor highlights.
Included with the center-hung configuration is a ring display with 10mm line spacing that measures 3ft high and has a circumference of 94.5ft. The installation will also include an end wall display measuring 13.5ft high by 31ft wide with a 10mm line spacing and a ribbon display mounted to the fascia of the seating area that will measure 2ft high by 906ft wide and feature 15mm line spacing. These displays will help enhance the fans’ game-day atmosphere with statistics, scores, animations and sponsor highlights.
“Daktronics is very proud to partner with Hershey Entertainment & Resorts on this truly impressive upgrade at the GIANT Center,” said Scott Willson, sales representative for Daktronics. “The new fully integrated center-hung, ribbon displays and end zone display will set the bar for minor league hockey venues around the country. We worked closely with the talented staff at the GIANT Center to come up with this unique design and we look forward to opening day. The loyal fans around Hershey are going to be blown away by the new atmosphere in the arena.”
August 26, 2015