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'Super' 4500 square foot system for Minnesota Timberwolves

15 Apr 2016

NBA Minnesota Timberwolves fans will be treated to nearly 8500 square foot of LED displays in and around the Target Center, including the main play – a 4300 square foot center-hung display.

More than 30 LED displays are being deployed throughout the arena, with Daktronics designing, manufacturing and installing the super system.

Ted Johnson, Timberwolves’ chief strategy and development officer, says fans will be ‘blown away’ by the scoreboard.

“Every person who walks into the arena will immediately be impressed and feel the energy buzzing through the crowd,” Johnson says.

“With state-of-the-art technology, the scoreboard sets the new standard for in-arena viewing.

The 15-display centerhung configuration will feature 4300 square foot of display space provding information and entertainment for fans at all events at the Target Center.

Each of the four main displays measure around 18-foot high by 33-foot wide and feature six millimeter line spacing.

Daktronics says the displays provide ‘excellent image clarity and contrast, with wide angle visibility to appeal to fans in every seat of the arena’.

The screens are capable of variable content zoning, allowing each screen to show a single large image or be divided into multiple windows to show any combination of live video, instant replays, statistics, graphics and animations, or sponsorship messages.

Four auxilliary displays, each measuring more than six foot by 33 foot wide, will be located above the four main displays. A ring display will be located above the main and auxiliary displays, and will measure four feet high by 203 feet in circumference. The five displays, which feature 10 millimeter line spacing, will provide complementary content to the main displays – and prime options for sponsors during events.

Daktronics says to appeal to seats closer to the court, the underside of the centerhung configuration will feature six displays: two facing the sidelines measuring more than seven feet high by 13.5 feet wide and four facing each side of the court measuring approximately three feet high by eight feet wide.

The two sideline-facing display will feature six millimeter line spacing and the other four displays will feature 10 millimeter line spacing.

The installation also includes 60 feet of LED scorer’s table displays, four auxiliary displays for the corners of the arena, eight vomitory displays above the entrances to the main seating bowl, two vomitory displays above player entrances, a ticket window display and two marquee displays outside the venue to welcome fans as they arrive on game day.

Reece Kurtenbach, Daktronics chief executive, says the all the video displays throughout the center, from the centerhung to the exterior marquee displays, will be integrated.

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