Daktronics has manufactured the widest main video display it has ever installed in a sports stadium, and the largest display in the southern hemisphere, in Accor Stadium, Sydney, Australia. The Great Southern Screen measures 10 meters high by 120 meters long, and stretches around the entire southern end of the stadium.
The installation was recently completed ahead of a large schedule of events at Sydney’s Olympic venue, including the NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final, which took place on October 2. The screen features a 13HD pixel layout and employs “industry-leading” environmental protection ensuring it operates as expected outdoors.
“We are honoured to be selected as the preferred LED supplier for Venues NSW at both Stadium Australia & Sydney Football Stadium,” said Blair Robertson, Daktronics Australia regional manager. “Having overcome many delivery challenges, it was a great moment to be present at the first games this weekend. I was filled with pride and excitement watching the fans’ reactions at seeing the GSS firsthand. The sheer scale and vibrancy of the displays has lit up the stadium to deliver a unique game-day experience. There is no reason to stay at home to watch the game, with the new GSS you get your HD curved TV and the live venue experience all at once.”
In addition to The Great Southern Screen, the stadium now boasts a new north end video display, featuring a 13HD pixel layout and measuring 10 meters high by 23 meters wide. Surrounding the live action, two pitch perimeter displays were also installed. One pitch display measures nearly 1 meter high by 439 meters wide and the other measures nearly 1 meter high by 244 meters wide. Each pitch displays feature 10mm pixel spacings and provide the opportunity to supplement content on the main displays and to highlight sponsors throughout events.
The main video displays are capable of variable content zoning allowing each to show one large image or to be divided into multiple zones to share any combination of live video, up-to-the-minute statistics, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.