Ducks Unveil "Enormous" New Scoreboard, Replacing Honda Center's Original Screen
The Ducks "unveiled an enormous video scoreboard before their exhibition game against the Kings on Friday night," replacing a "smaller, duller predecessor that had been in use since" the Honda Center opened" in '93, according to Rich Hammond of the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER. The Ducks "brought some creativity to the unveiling" of the "high-definition, four-sided" videoboard. Before the game, the screen "was dark other than an animated replica of the previous scoreboard." After warmups, the arena "darkened and a full-screen video appeared, with highlights from previous Ducks games and the words, 'A new era of Ducks hockey begins now.'" The two main screens of the board -- those that face the wide sides of the arena -- "measure nearly 30 feet wide by 20 feet tall." The two screens that face the ends of the arena "measure 20 feet by 20 feet and feature the same content." Both screens are "complemented by LED ribbon boards at the top and bottom." New LED lighting will "improve the Ducks’ ability to project images on the ice during pregame shows, and the arena also debuted a new, clearer and louder sound system." Anaheim Arena Management VP & COO Kevin Starkey said, "It’s all about enhancing the fan experience and making it a part of the event itself. It’s a focal point when you walk into the venue. You can’t help but look at it" (ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 9/26).