Scope of Work: Design, Financial Modeling, Procurement and Construction Oversight.
Product Categories: LED Video, Scoring and Signage.
LED DISPLAY CENTER HUNG
Seven times larger than the previous display, the new center hung features twin 1080p HD screens stretch 42 feet along the length of the court and measure 24-feet-high, bookended by two 720p HD screens facing each baseline, measuring 26-feet-wide and 17-feet-high. Two additional screens are located within the structure for the benefit of courtside fans.
LED SPACE RING AND LED KICK PLATE
More AJP innovation! AJP created an innovative 360˚ LED ring designed for fan experience in the 3rd level seating section. With sponsors and information on the space ring, the real estate on the primary center-hung screen is maximized for full-screen game footage and replays – with no affect on rigging or sightlines. AJP also designed a simple one-foot high LED kick plate that attaches to the front of retractable seating sections. The kick plate receives exposure on a broad series of camera shots and photographs, increasing advertising and sponsorship opportunity.
LED CORNER DISPLAYS AND RIBBON BOARD
Four auxiliary video boards in the upper bowl corners, measuring 37-feet-long and 12.5-feet-high with the capability of showing video highlights and in-depth information such as basketball game statistics. Two LED light rings – one new and another upgrading the existing electronics – encircle the arena fascia between the upper and lower bowls.
June 17, 2013
New HD Video Display and Audio Systems to Enhance Fan Experience at EnergySolutions Arena
SALT LAKE CITY (June 17, 2013) – Miller Sports Properties today announced plans for a new center court high definition video display system that is seven times larger than its predecessor, includes upper deck corner boards with video and statistics, audio system improvements, and other digital enhancements for EnergySolutions Arena, the 19,911-seat multi-purpose home of the Utah Jazz.
“We are pleased to bring a new visual experience to our live sports and entertainment events with the high-definition imagery of the new video board system,” said Steve Miller, president of Miller Sports Properties. “The fan experience at EnergySolutions Arena will change significantly, showcasing the world’s best basketball players in a dynamic and entertaining game-time presentation as well as providing enhanced visuals and sound for concerts, family shows, dirt shows and more.”
Utah-based YESCO, an industry leader with LED displays from London to Las Vegas, has been selected to manufacture and install the custom-designed and integrated system, whose primary component weighs about 55,000 pounds. Anthony James Partners served as consultants in the design and procurement of the system. Installation of the new video and sound system is scheduled for completion by October for the 2013-14 Jazz basketball season.
“It is exciting to partner with a local, family run business that has become one of the world’s largest digital-display manufacturers and has the expertise to deliver a system of the scope and quality we want,” Miller said.
“We have the greatest respect for the Miller family and everything they do for this community,” said Ryan Young, vice president of YESCO Electronics. “The opportunity to partner with them to provide a state-of-the-art video system for EnergySolutions Arena is a dream come true. This project represents a huge commitment to provide the best fans in the NBA with one of the largest and most advanced video screens in the league.”
“We have a long association with the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies and are honored to provide the latest video display technology for the EnergySolutions Arena,” said Mike Young, President and CEO of Young Electric Sign Company.
A new rectangular-shaped, center-hung scoreboard with twin 1080p HD screens is 42-feet-long and 24-feet-high and runs along the length of the court. The 720p HD end screens facing each baseline measure 26-feet-long and 17-feet-high for 2,900 total square feet. By comparison, the current standard-definition 10 x 10 foot boards, installed in 2001, total 400 square feet.
“Our organization is committed to building a championship-caliber team and providing fans with a great arena experience,” said Randy Rigby, president of the Utah Jazz. “The new video displays will change the way people watch basketball with the availability of replays, statistics and entertainment along with the live, in-arena atmosphere generated by the best fans in the NBA.”
Another prominent feature of the video display system will be the installation of four auxiliary video boards in the corners of the EnergySolutions Arena upper bowl, measuring 37-feet-long and 12.5-feet-high with the capability of showing video highlights and in-depth information such as basketball game statistics.
Two LED light rings – one new and another upgrading the existing electronics — will encircle the arena fascia between the upper and lower bowls. An LED space ring will encircle the top of the center-hung video unit. Courtside patrons will benefit from the inclusion of two screens located on the inside of the primary side screens allowing them to look up, underneath the video board, for an easy sightline to what is being displayed. Digital signage also will be featured on the inside portals of the arena and on the floor behind the basket in padded, portable units. Operational elements of the system are integrated for both unique and all-in-one programming.
An upgraded audio system will complement the new video system providing a range of high- quality sound for concerts and shows, improving the clarity of announcements throughout the arena, and further enhancing the patron experience for all entertainment events at EnergySolutions Arena.
“Our arena has been part of the Salt Lake City downtown footprint since 1991,” said Jim Olson, chief operating officer for Miller Sports Properties. “With these visual and audio improvements, we believe EnergySolutions Arena will continue to attract marquee concerts, shows and sporting events that contribute to the economic vitality and enhance of the quality of life in this region.”
Advanced-technology features and specifications of the new video display system include:
- Center-hung Video Boards: Two, HD primary side screens which are larger than 1080p, 24′ x 41.3′, 1152 x 1984 pixel matrix; two, HD primary end screens, 16.67′ x 26′, 800 x 1248 pixel matrix; two, ventral screens, 9.3′ x 16.67′, 448 x 800 pixel matrix
- Space Ring: 10mm, LED one-sided ring above scoreboard, 5′ x 327.17′, 144 x 9664 pixel matrix
- Upper Bowl Auxiliary Boards: Four, 10mm LED corner boards, 12.46′ x 36.83′, 368 x 1088 pixel matrix
- Light Ring: Two, 20mm LED fascia displays, 2.7′ x 830′, 40 x 11,952 pixel matrix (1), 40 x 12,256 pixel matrix (1)
- Vomitory Sign System: Twenty, 10mm LED displays, 1.63′ x 10.83′, 48 x 320 pixel matrix
- Court-level Kickplate LED: Four, 10mm LED displays in padded portable unit on baseline, 1.0′ x 22.75′, 32 x 672 pixel matrix
By Jody Genessy, Deseret News
June 17 2013
Utah Jazz: Massive, state-of-the-art scoreboard part of $15 million arena renovationSALT LAKE CITY — Utah Jazz fans will be in for quite the different in-game experience at EnergySolutions Arena beginning this fall. Although this summer will be a busy one for putting an actual team together, this has nothing to do with the product on the court. But future Jazz teams will be easier to see — for better or worse.
Miller Sports Properties, which oversees Jazz operations, will spend $15 million in renovations in the 22-year-old building, with the highlight being a massive, cutting-edge video scoreboard. Miller Sports has teamed up with another Utah company, YESCO Electronics, for the large project, which will include installation of 37 new screens, including a 10-million pixel LED HD video scoreboard that will dwarf the size of the JumboTron that’s been in place since 2001.
The projected installation date is Sept. 15, although there is about two weeks of wiggle room built in to allow for setbacks. Traditionally, the NBA season begins around Halloween, although the Jazz will likely host multiple preseason games in mid-October.
“It’s going to be quite something to behold,” Miller Sports Properties president Steve Miller said at Monday’s press conference.
The center-hung HD video boards will be 42 feet wide and 24 feet high on the sidelines and 26 feet by 17 feet on the baselines. Size-wise, the two larger screens are the equivalent of having 52 80-inch screens stacked together. Overall, the new display area will be seven times larger than what the arena has offered since 2001. The entire scoreboard above the court will weigh 55,000 pounds.
For comparison’s sake, the previous JumboTron screen was only 10 feet by 10 feet on each side, and was riddled with poor quality and technical difficulties — not to mention being the butt of jokes from Jazz fans, some of whom might’ve had bigger TVs in their family rooms.
“It speaks to our family’s continued commitment to the Utah Jazz and to this community and to this state,” said Miller, the son of owner Gail Miller. “We are here and we are committed to this arena … and to this franchise.”
To that point, it’s worth noting that the Jazz are spending more money than usual this summer in hosting pre-draft workouts, a first-ever free agent mini-camp and overall scouting to help in this rebuilding era.
“Our organization is committed,” Jazz president Randy Rigby said, “to building a championship-caliber team and providing fans with a great arena experience.”
Complementing the video scoreboard — and its 2,900 square-foot screens — the sound system will also be upgraded to enhance the audio experience for games, concerts and other events at an arena that entertains 1.2 million people a year.
Miller described the video and audio improvements as being a “game-changer when it comes to overall game experiences” for fans and spectators of other events.
Rigby, who’s been talking about the team getting a new scoreboard for years, described Monday as “truly a great day for sports fans (in) the state of Utah.”
Other improvements in the arena will include four upper bowl corner boards with video and statistics, a superior sound system, including technology to adjust to audio hot spots, digital enhancements, two LED light rings, LED advertising signage and a new kitchen on the fourth floor for the executive suites.
The new scoreboard above center court will be built in a way that will allow for future additions.
Rigby said Jazz coaches and players are excited about the changes, which will make 19,911-seat ESA, the NBA’s seventh-oldest arena, a much more exciting atmosphere from a visual and audio standpoint.
“With these visual and audio improvements,” Miller Sports Properties COO Jim Olson said, “we believe EnergySolutions Arena will continue to attract marquee concerts, shows and sporting events that contribute to the economic vitality and enhance of the quality of life in this region.”
The Millers are excited to partner with a local company for this project.
“It means jobs will stay in Utah,” he said.
“The opportunity to partner with (the Miller family) to provide a state-of-the-art video system for EnergySolutions Arena is a dream come true,” YESCO vice president Ryan Young said.
Jeff Young, YESCO’s chief marketing officer, proudly announced that the ESA’s scoreboard and all of the technology put into it has been “designed, engineered and manufactured” in Utah.
“This is the best sign system display technology in the world,” he added.
One example of the scoreboard’s capabilities: The screens will refresh 200 times faster than most new household TVs.
Jokingly asked what ESA’s new energy bill will be, the point was made by Young that this LED technology is “very, very energy efficient” and especially compared to the old scoreboard. It will have a much brighter display with a lower comparative energy output.
Though Miller didn’t specify how much the negotiated price of the new scoreboard, he said the organization “will spend more on the LED package than we spent on the first half of the Utah Jazz.” Miller pointed out that ticket prices will be dictated by “market demands” and “won’t be contingent on this project.”
And the old JumboTron? The organization is looking into finding a way to repurpose it if possible. Perhaps you could let them know if you have a room small enough to hold it in your basement.
By the way, the artist’s rendition of the completed project — with a monster-size Derrick Favors making a move on the huge screen — included a mountain landscape along the sides of the court. That, Rigby said with a smile, will not become part of the changes made in the arena this offseason. Rigby also smiled when asked if free-agents-to-be Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap will be with the Jazz to enjoy the upgrades next season, politely deferring the answer until July.