A new United Center center-hung videoboard and sound system will be installed prior to the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls‘ 2019-20 seasons, bringing some upgrades to the arena.
The new center-hung scoreboard will feature:
- 8,600 square feet of 4mm pixel pitch displays, making it the largest center-hung screen display with the highest resolution technology among all arenas that host both NBA and NHL teams
- Nearly four times more LED screen display than the existing scoreboard
- Kinetic movement with six independent panels
- First-of-its-kind, continuous inner ring display
- Immersive audio, production lighting and more
Fans in every seat across the arena will experience better visibility. The new inner ring display will provide video and stats to fans closest to the floor or ice, while the increased panel size and image clarity will enhance the view from all other perspectives, including the 100-, 200-, 300- and penthouse levels.
“This new scoreboard allows us the opportunity to take the in-game experience to the next level,” said Sergio Lozano, Senior Director, Scoreboard Operations, United Center. “Fans will be blown away by the remarkable scale and unique capabilities leading to a truly captivating in-game experience.”
Complementing the new scoreboard, the United Center is installing a fully customized, production-level sound system that will deliver more balanced, seamless and powerful audio to fans and visitors of all events.
The United Center’s approach to audio and visual elements comes in partnership with industry leaders including Mitsubishi Electric, Crossfade Design, HOK and Clair Solutions.
These two large-scale arena enhancements join recent updates, including all new arena bowl seats and the installation of LED sports lighting.