USA: Panasonic Eco Solutions North America (Panasonic) has designed, built and installed a cutting-edge, LED center-hung video scoreboard and a 360-degree ribbon display that will be integrated with a concert-quality Panasonic audio system at Allstate Arena, located in Rosemont, Ill.
The improvements to the Arena are part of a multi-phase partnership with the Village of Rosemont that also will encompass improvements to the Rosemont Theater, MB Financial Park at Rosemont and Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. The new installations have been custom designed to enhance live event viewing at the Arena by further engaging spectators in one of the Chicago area's most vibrant and growing entertainment districts.
Panasonic updated the Allstate Arena with a four-sided, center-hung, 6-mm pixel pitch Surface Mount Device (SMD) LED. Each side features a 9.4 foot-high by 12.58 foot-wide video board, complete with pyrotechnics, upper and lower 16-mm full-color halo rings measuring 2.1 feet-high by 62.99 feet-wide and 2.1 foot-high by 50.39 foot-wide respectively, and a decorative bottom cap with naming rights.
For further enhancement, the installation included a 360-degree fascia LED video display, extending 680 feet-long and 2.1 feet-high, and four 85" flat panel displays were also installed in the concourse area. The complete LED solution immediately improves the fan experience by offering live action, replays, statistics, as well as graphics and animations.
The entire project was implemented in three phases, with the final part, including Panasonic's integration of a state-of-the-art premium audio system, with completion estimated for the end of the month.