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An Avalanche Of Entertainment: Pepsi Center Announces Plans For New Scoreboard

Pepsi Center's new scoreboard replaces one in place since the arena's '99 opening
Kroenke Sports & Entertainment has announced plans for a new scoreboard and sound system at Pepsi Center to be manufactured and installed by Daktronics. The scoreboard will feature four large screens: two of them approximately 27 feet high by 48 feet long, two of them about 21 feet high by 24 feet long. The new end-facing displays will be about 300% larger than the old displays, while the center displays will provide an image that is more than 800% larger than the previous display (Pepsi Center). In Denver, Adrian Dater noted the arena's current scoreboard had been in place since the venue opened in '99 and wrote going to Pepsi Center is "going to be a lot more fun now" for Avalanche and Nuggets games. Dater: "Hats off to KSE for shelling out for this" (DENVERPOST.com, 7/11). Dater adds it will be "a whole new atmosphere at the Pepsi Center this season." The news screens are "massive, and will really change the in-arena experience." It is "about time," as the arena atmosphere "the past few years was stale; old Jumbotron, bad sound and outdated music" (DENVERPOST.com, 7/12).
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