Memphis Grizzlies revamp fan experience with state-of-the-art video display super system
The Memphis Grizzlies have partnered with Daktronics of Brookings, South Dakota, USA, to revamp the fan experience at FedExForum.
Daktronics will manufacture and install the new LED video display super system at the Grizzlies’ FedExForum, which will feature a single continuous screen wrapping around the corners of the centrehung structure totalling 2,600sqft and 5.5 million LEDs. The entire venue will feature state-of-the-art technology, including 24 LED displays for nearly 10,700sqft and 9.6 million LEDs.
Jason Wexler, Grizzlies President of Business Operations, said:
There’s a lot of behind-the-scenes investment, but there’s also a lot of fan-facing investment that needs to take place. The technology evolves, and FedExForum was the last standard-definition (arena) in the NBA. And standard-definition, obviously, doesn’t cut it anymore. Part of why you want to maintain FedExForum as a first-rate facility is because you want to have a first-rate fan experience. This is a huge step in that direction.
The unique, continuous centrehung display will feature 6mm line spacing and measure approximately 16.5ft high by 156ft in circumference. Two under-mounted displays will face the sidelines and measure roughly 10.5ft high by 14.5ft wide for better visibility to seats closer to the action.
The main display features variable content zoning, which allows it to show one large image wrapped around the entire screen and it can also be separated into multiple windows to show any variety of live video, instant replays, statistics and game information, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.
Andrew Rice, Daktronics Sales Representative, said:
This is an exciting project as we continue our long-standing relationship with FedExForum and the Memphis Grizzlies. The innovative new displays bring more visual elements and excitement to all events held at the venue. Grizzlies owner Robert Pera and Grizzlies management has challenged us to be forward thinking with the new centerhung design and Daktronics looks forward to seeing the displays in action at the start of the 2017-2018 season.
Four auxiliary displays will be installed in the corners of FedExForum to bring additional visibility to video, replays and other information that fans crave. Each display will measure nearly 20ft high by 37.5ft wide and feature 15mm line spacing.
Two 360-degree ribbon displays will be installed along the upper and lower seating fascia and measure 2ft tall. The upper ribbon will measure 971ft long and the lower ribbon will measure 585ft long. Three tunnel displays, an indoor ticketing display, five scorer’s tables and four basket stanchion displays will also be installed inside the arena to help complement the main displays and provide opportunities to highlight sponsors throughout events.
Outside the facility, a new ticketing display will help event goers enter the venue and a new marquee display will welcome fans and promote upcoming events.
Daktronics LED video and messaging display technology offers a long lifetime with consistent, industry-leading performance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come.