Sochi Olympics: Bolshoy Ice Dome stadium roof is massive light up scoreboard

Feb 7, 2014; Sochi, RUSSIA; General view of Bolshoy Ice Dome prior to the opening ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

So you’re in Sochi and wondering what’s going on in the Bolshoy Ice Dome. Maybe there’s a hockey game taking place. Maybe it’s a speed skating race. Maybe it’s a figure skating event.

You don’t have tickets, so you’re not completely sure – that is – until you look at the ice dome’s roof. The dome is covered in thousands of LED lights that will reflect the score of whatever is going on inside the stadium for spectators outside.

Of course, you could just get the results from pulling your cell phone out of your pocket, but, still a very neat feature.

Wonder if that’s something we’ll see in the future here when new indoor arenas are built? We’ve already seen the Sacramento Kings suggesting that they will open the arena to outdoor spectators thanks to five massive airplane hanger doors.

On the flip side, pretty glad I’m not in charge of changing those lights. Talk about an awful job.

If you look close enough, you can also see the country flag represented next to the team score.

Topics: 2014 Sochi Olympics, 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Sochi Olympics

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