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GM PLACE UNVEILS COPY OF $6M MITSUBISHI SCOREBOARD FOR ARENA
Published April 21, 1995
Arthur Griffiths, chair of Northwest Entertainment Group, unveiled a model of the new state-of-the-art scoreboard for GM Place. The arena will be home to the Canucks and the expansion Grizzlies. The Mitsubishi "Diamond Vision," an eight-sided scoreboard, will cost $6M. The 62,000-pound video scoreboard has four 9-foot-by-12-foot full color screens, four monochrome message boards and will be controlled from a miniature TV studio. Only the Madison Square Garden, the new United Center, and Kiel Center have eight-sided video scoreboards. As part of the sponsorship arrangement, Mitsubishi will also provide 499 TVs throughout GM Place. NEG also announced a deal with sound system supplier Bose Corp., who will install 400 loudspeakers (Gary Kingston, VANCOUVER SUN, 4/21). Griffiths, who recently endured a corporate restructuring, admitted yesterday it has been a tough year. Griffiths: "The most difficult emotion was realizing that in 24 months we had started the building, been awarded the franchise and then gone to the Cup final and all the incredible stress of keeping it together was so tough" (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver PROVINCE, 4/21).