Daktronics, Inc. provided an integrated LED super system including video, scoring and advertising displays for Arena Ciudad de México, México City. The opening performance from Mexican singer Luis Miguel was one of over a dozen acts already hosted there. Future star acts scheduled include Maroon 5, Def Leppard and Poison.
Daktronics designed and manufactured a number of displays for Arena Ciudad de México, including a large area display wrapping the façade of the building, two ribbon board displays circling the inside of the arena and one of the world’s largest centerhung displays.
“With a project of this magnitude, the success was achievable due to great teamwork, great relationships and a superior product,” said Kyle Isenberg, Sales, Daktronics. “Arena Ciudad de México is, without exception, a world class venue with one of the largest centerhung systems in the world.”
The centerhung configuration alone includes 12 LED video displays and measures approximately 13.9 meters high by 23.8 meters wide (46’ x 78’), weighing approximately 68,000 kilograms (150,000 pounds). The two largest displays have 10 millimeter pixel spacing and measure approximately 11.1 meters high by 19.9 meters wide (36’6” x 65’6”). There are also two square displays on the ends of the rectangular center hung and eight additional displays – two each on top and bottom of each side of the structure. These displays show dynamic live video, custom animation, full-color graphics and logos, up-to-the-minute sports statistics, timing and results information, and more.
The exterior of the building features a display spanning approximately 29 meters high by 209 meters wide (39’6” x 686’) utilizing PXS-125 ProPixel® LED stick elements. This unique technology is mounted on the exterior of the building above an open-air concourse area. These full-color LED strips allow for great visibility and image clarity for those viewers in front of the display, while allowing those behind the display to see through it.
The main centerhung display is raised and lowered using a permanently installed custom designed hoist system from Daktronics rigging facility. Each of the four drums has a 1.09 meters (43″) diameter disc brake with two calipers. These safety brakes are always “on” and require motor power to drive the scoreboard in the downward direction. This system, which incorporates the latest in hoisting technology and safety, will be used to support the display at varying elevations depending on the venue’s needs.
Complementing the primary centerhung scoreboard are two LED ribbon boards mounted on the interior fascia of the seating decks. The largest will measures more than 361 meters (1184’) in length and the second extends over 181 meters (594’). Daktronics LED displays are extremely popular with fans and sponsors alike because of their ability to present motion graphics and real time content, including in-game statistics, out-of-town scores, closed captioning information, animation and video clips.
Daktronics’ powerful Show Control System is front and center in the video control room. Its robust software suite allows users to design, edit and produce an endless variety of colorful digital content and instantly deliver clips to the displays throughout the venue.
Daktronics partnered with Publitronics, a México-based, company to provide a turnkey solution for Arena Ciudad de México.
Daktronics has strong leadership positions in, and is the world’s largest supplier of, large screen video displays, electronic scoreboards, computer-programmable displays, digital billboards, and control systems. The company excels in the control of large display systems, including those that require integration of multiple complex displays showing real-time information, graphics, animation and video. Daktronics designs, manufactures, markets and services display systems for customers around the world, in sport, business and transportation applications. For more information, visit the company’s World Wide Web site at: http://www.daktronics.com, e-mail the company at sales [at] daktronics.com, call (605) 692-0200 or toll-free (800) 325-8766 in the United States or write to the company at 331 32nd Ave. PO Box 5128 Brookings, S.D. 57006-5128.
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