Wells Fargo board touts flexibility
Comcast Spectacor and ANC Sports Enterprises will install a new center-hung scoreboard at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia that can expand and fold to create custom-designed LED video displays.
With its concave screens and movable displays, the new board will be the largest in the NBA and second largest in the NHL, according to ANC. “It’s a kinetic scoreboard, the first of its kind,” said Jerry Cifarelli, ANC’s co-founder, president and CEO. The Prudential Center in Newark has the largest board in the NHL. Golden 1 Center and the Sacramento Kings have the largest board in the NBA this season.
The 6,600-square-foot, center-hung 4K board has two primary configurations aimed at being flexible for games, concerts and other events.
At full expansion, sideline screens measure 62 feet wide by 28 feet high. Two end line screens measure 26 feet by 22 feet. Two additional 5-by-67 video display “crowns” can move above or below the main board.
A smaller condensed display shrinks the video displays down to 28 feet by 30 feet. Video boards contract and fold back into a compartments of the scoreboard structure.
“From a fan perspective, it creates unique opportunities for first-of-its-kind in-game presentations, for its lighting and movements,” said Valerie Camillo, president of business operations for the Flyers and Wells Fargo Center.
Tait Towers and Mitsbushi’s Diamond Vision Systems are partnering with Comcast Spectacor and ANC on the project, which will debut next season.