LARGEST SCOREBOARD OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD UNVEILED AT DEVILS’ SEASON OPENER
Published October 6, 2017 | Brick City Live
Timelapse courtesy Prudential Center
When the New Jersey Devils opened their 2017-2018 on Saturday, October 7th, they played beneath the largest high-definition, center-hung scoreboard inside any arena in the world.
The gargantuan scoreboard is nearly four stories tall, weighs 44 tons (that’s more than 88,000 pounds) and contains nearly 30 million pixels.
The scoreboard, manufactured in St. Louis, Missouri by LED solutions company Trans-Lux, was created as part of the Devils’ and Prudential Center’s push to further enhance the fan experience at the team’s live games. And if size is any indication, enhance it might: just one of the four main screens on the scoreboard is equivalent to nine main screens on the board it just replaced.
Hugh Weber, president of the Devils and Prudential Center, called the new scoreboard “another example of our commitment to providing our fans the most dynamic, engaging and technologically-advanced experience in the industry today.”
In June, the Devils selected 18-year-old Swiss hockey forward Nico Hischier with the first overall selection at the NHL Draft. The team signed Hischier to an entry-level contract following his showing the team’s development camp in July.
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