Hollywood’s SoFi Stadium, the new home of the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers NFL football teams, has been equipped with a first of its kind 70,000 square foot videoboard from Samsung, along with a sound system comprised of JBL loudspeakers, Crown amplification and BSS digital signal processing
The groundbreaking 4K dual-sided centre-hung LED videoboard boasts nearly 80 million pixels and weights 2.2 million pounds.
“SoFi Stadium features cutting edge display technology and serves as another example of Samsung’s commitment to changing the way fans interact with live sports,” said Harry Patz, senior vice president and general manager, display division, Samsung Electronics America. “We are proud to outfit the stadium with an iconic, first of its kind, double-sided 4K LED display and additional Samsung digital signage technology to ensure that each fan has a unique experience every time they visit Hollywood Park. SoFi Stadium will instantly become one of the NFL’s most talked about stadiums and Samsung is honored to be a part of its history from the start.”
“The Samsung LED technology represented in the videoboard at SoFi Stadium is unlike anything fans have ever experienced,” added Jason Gannon, managing director, SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park. “The design as well as the board’s video and audio capabilities are the first of their kind in sports and will set a new precedent for the in-stadium experience.”
The videoboard has the largest LED content playback system ever deployed. With nearly 80 million pixels spaced 8mm from centre to centre, each panel can be uniquely or congruently programmed with statistics, live and/or animated content. The largest panel is almost 40 feet/four stories tall; its smallest panel is nearly 20 feet/two stories tall. Its unique size and shape make it wider than the field of play and offers fans a spectacular view from anywhere in the stadium, enhancing the action taking place on the field.
The different sizes of the video panels are designed to serve spectators in every seat, of the stadium. Fans sitting in the lower bowl of the stadium will view the inside of the videoboard as it sits directly across from their line of view, while guests in the upper bowl will view the outer panels of the videoboard.
Built into the videoboard is a JBL audio system comprising more than 260 of the stadium’s total 4,500 loudspeakers. JBL speakers are also used throughout the rest of the stadium.
The total SoFi stadium audio system includes 1,400 individual channels of Crown amplification, ranging from 300 to 2,500 watts each, with a total potential output of 1.3 million Watts. The videoboard represents half a million of the total potential output, making SoFi stadium one of the loudest sports venues in the world.
The BSS networked digital signal processing audio system includes 852 audio inputs and 852 outputs in addition to more than 5,000 potential networked audio feeds.
The audio system designer for the project was WJHW (Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams, Inc.). The audio system contractor is Pro Media Audio & Video
“As sports and concerts begin to come back, stadiums need to deliver a new kind of experience to their guests every time they step into the venue that provides customers with safety information and overall peace of mind,”said Brett Unzicker, vice president, LEES, display division, Samsung Electronics America. “At Samsung, we understand how using the latest technology in digital signage can help partners like Hollywood Park not only elevate the overall fan experience, but also ensure that safety is top of mind to all.”