World’s first expanding 4K scoreboard to debut at Wells Fargo Center

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The Wells Fargo Center, home to the Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers, will also be home to the world’s first kinetic 4K center-hung entertainment system.

The revolutionary scoreboard, which has the ability to expand and transform its size and configuration, has 6,600ft² of 4mm LED video display – the most found in any arena that hosts both NBA and NHL games.

The Kinetic 4K system has two primary configurations. The extended view deploys a mechanism that expands its vast concave sideline screens, each measuring 28ft high by 62ft wide.

The two end-line screens measure 28ft high by 22ft wide, while the two double-sided crown trusses hang separately, with the ability to move above or below the main displays, each measuring 5 x 67ft.

In the collapsed format, the center-hung system remains fully functional, yet condenses in size and is capable of being lifted and stored within the roof truss system. In this configuration, the sideline screens measure 28ft high by 30ft wide.

“With revolutionary Kinetic 4K technology, this new center-hung entertainment system will usher in a new era for how venue technology will be designed in the future,” said Jerry Cifarelli, founder and vice chairman of ANC, which provides signage solutions to sports venues. “ANC is proud to partner with Comcast Spectacor and TAIT Towers on this iconic project and we look forward to future collaborations.”

The new 4K scoreboard will be installed in time for the 2019-2020 season opening home fixtures for both the Flyers and 76ers and is part of the US$250m Transformation 2020 project at the Wells Fargo Center.

“Together with technology partners like ANC and Comcast, the Wells Fargo Center continues to innovate and further our commitment to be the most technologically advanced arena in the world,” said Valerie Camillo, president of business operations, Philadelphia Flyers and Wells Fargo Center.

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