Syracuse University installs largest centerhung videoboard in college sports

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Syracuse University went big with its new LED display system at the Carrier Dome in New York with the largest centerhung system in college sports.

At 7,022 square feet, it is the third-largest indoor centerhung system in the United States without a retractable roof, indoor-outdoor stadium and fourth-largest indoor centerhung system in North America.

Developed and installed by Daktronics this summer, six additional end zone displays were also installed at the Carrier Dome bringing the total to more than 9,300 square feet for the entire project.

The four main displays of the centerhung feature an inward curvature and measure approximately 20 feet high by 62.5 feet wide. At each corner of the centerhung, displays measure roughly 20 feet high by 9.5 feet wide. On the underbelly, a ring display measures roughly 6.5 feet high and stretches around the inside of the centerhung totaling 216.5 feet long.

“Daktronics is thrilled to expand upon our long partnership with Syracuse University by providing this tremendous new system as part of the new roof project at the Carrier Dome,” said Scott Willson, Daktronics sales representative. “We worked very closely with Syracuse University representatives, Geiger Engineering and Haynor Hoyt Companies to come up with a unique design that will wow fans and provide a one-of-a-kind in-venue experience for all who enter the building.

“We did not start out with the goal of building one of the largest centerhung systems in the world, but the more we talked through it with the team, the more we realized that we could accomplish something very special while still remaining within the project budget. Besides the new centerhung, there are new high-resolution end zone displays to enhance the viewing experience in the building.”

Adding to the centerhung feature, six end zone displays were also installed at the Carrier Dome. Two large displays measure roughly 22 feet high by 40.5 feet wide and four corner displays measure approximately 12.5 feet high by 10.5 feet wide.

All displays feature 10-millimeter line spacing to bring excellent image clarity and contrast to fans in every seat of the Carrier Dome. Each of the main video displays is capable of variable content zoning allowing each to show one large image or to share multiple zones of content including live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.

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