The National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets recently added a mini center-hung video display system by SNA Displays to its players locker room at Nationwide Arena. Installed as part of a multiphase renovation, the project was led by general contractor Barton Malow Builders.
Features of the Center-Hung Video Display System
The new feature includes four tight-pitch, curved, angled LED screens from SNA Displays’ BRILLIANT Interior line of display technology.
Built with high-resolution 1.25 mm pixel pitch LED screens, the display is a miniature version of the scoreboards present at sporting arenas. Each screen has a high-definition resolution of 1080 pixels high by 1920 pixels wide. This gives the locker-room center-hung approximately 8.3 million total pixels.
Additionally, the locker room is fully integrated with audiovisual elements. Each display can also be controlled remotely and synced with the state-of-the-art sound system in the room.
Announcing the Collaborators of the Project
SNA Displays worked with the locker room’s AV integrator, SoundCom. The integrator built the rack, ran low-voltage cabling and was contracted to install the LED center-hung.
The installation team coordinated closely on dimensions, weights, and specifications with the center-hung frame fabricator, Jones Signs. Owner-representative Anthony James Partners provided consulting services throughout each phase of the project. Meanwhile Osborn Engineering designed and oversaw the development of the center-hung structure of the display.
“The collaboration between Anthony James Partners, Barton Malow, Osborn Engineering, and all partners resulted in a wonderful, eye-catching space. The feedback from everyone has been extremely positive, and it’s no wonder considering how amazing the new locker room space is,” said Mikell Senger, project manager for SNA Displays, in a statement.
Reaction to the Installation
ESPN Magazine declared Nationwide Arena “the No. 2 stadium experience in professional sports.” Adding to the praise was “The Ultimate Sports Road Trip,” which rated it the best arena in the NHL.
The hockey rink anchors the Arena District, which includes shops, restaurants, hotels, the Express Live! concert venue, and Huntington Park (home to the Triple-A baseball team The Columbus Clippers).
For a broader look at the locker room upgrade with the SNA Displays center-hung display feature, visit NHL.com.
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