Friday, October 18, 2013
MSG unveils plans for new media display
By Matt Ehalt
Madison Square Garden's new multimedia display will feature 24 individual HD panels.
Madison Square Garden will unveil its new scoreboard on Oct. 25 as part of the third and final phase of its three-year, $1 billion renovation of the world's most famous arena, according to a release. The unit will have 24 individually produced high-definition LED displays.
The four main video displays can show separate items at once, including statistics, replays and other useful information for fans. The scoreboard will be one of just two of its kind that have displays tucked inside the bottom of the screen for fans in the lower levels.
The main displays are 15.7 feet tall by 28 feet wide, and the four auxiliary displays above them measure at six feet tall by 29 feet wide. The release says the scoreboard is the main attraction of Garden Vision, which is the arena's new LED video display system.
Garden Vision will also include three LED displays on the new bridges (see below), four displays on two separate levels of the seating bowls and seven displays with statistics for basketball games.
In addition to the new scoreboard, the third phase will include the new bridges, an area devoted to the Garden of Dreams Foundation, a new box office, a renovated Chase Square Seventh Avenue entrance, a broadcast location, a new EIGHTEEN/76 balcony on the 10th floor and a new Signature Suite Level on the ninth floor.