You know how you’re always trying to one up your buddy by buying a bigger, more fancy television?
I guess that doesn’t stop when you become the owner of a professional sports franchise.
What started with Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys grew to the Charlotte Motor Speedway, both of whom installed two of the largest screens in the world at their complexes. But they’re no longer alone as the Pepsi Center, home to the Denver Nuggets and Denver Avalanche unveiled their new monstrosity of a scoreboard, which completely dwarfs the ice below.
— Blue Line Hockey (@BlueLine_Hockey) September 4, 2013
Adding some new paint to the Pepsi Center floor. pic.twitter.com/rZRsiSAWMK
— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) September 3, 2013
Is that thing not insane or what!?
This is really one of the first times we’ve seen a giant scoreboard over an ice rink (or what will eventually become a basketball court). I mean, the videoboard in Dallas makes the football field look small, but things just brings it to a whole different level.
Just wait until Blake Griffin makes his first trip to play the Nuggets this season – he might hit his head.
Here is a bit more on the new board:
This fall, Pepsi Center will drastically enhance its in-arena fan experience with the installation of a next-generation video scoreboard and sound system that will raise the bar for all other indoor arenas. The new video board is the largest of its kind in the world and will provide patrons an unparalleled view of the action at Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche and Colorado Mammoth home games, as well as all other Pepsi Center sporting events. The new scoreboard is the crown jewel of a continued arena-wide improvement project that began in 2012 with the installation of over 300 new HD flat panel screens throughout the concourses; restaurants and suites; upgraded seating in the lower and club levels; the new Land Rover Denver Club and the addition of 4 ancillary LED display boards in each of the four corners of the upper level. The new loudspeakers consist of six line arrays that are 20 feet high and include four subwoofers mounted behind each array. Each loudspeaker in the array has a maximum power handling capability of 1,600 watts and each subwoofer has a maximum power handling capability of 2,400 watts.