Sphere in Las Vegas transformed into a giant tennis ball in celebration of the US. Open finals over the weekend, recognising the extraordinary athletes competing on tennis’ biggest stage in the final Grand Slam event of the year.
The tennis ball content ran in rotation with existing animations, including artwork from renowned visual artist Refik Anadol and YouTube’s NFL Sunday Ticket campaign.
Sphere stands 366 ft tall and spans 516 ft across — the largest spherical structure in the world. The exterior of Sphere, called the Exosphere, features 580,000 sq ft of fully-programmable LED lighting – making it the largest LED screen on Earth. The Exosphere consists of approximately 1.2 million LED pucks spaced eight inches apart, with each puck containing 48 individual LED diodes capable of displaying 256 million different colours.
Sphere in Las Vegas opens on September 29 with the first of 25 performances of U2:UV Achtung Baby Live at Sphere. The Sphere Experience featuring Darren Aronofsky’s Postcard from Earth, an original immersive production, premieres October 6.