Honda Center and the Anaheim Ducks announced today that the venue will unveil its new state-of-the-art scoreboard on September 25 when the Ducks faceoff against the Los Angeles Kings in the club’s first preseason home game of the 2015-16 NHL season.
The new scoreboard screens will measure nearly 20-feet-tall and over 30-feet-wide, and feature a display area more than four times the square footage of what the arena previously operated. The six millimeter diode equipped hardware will feature 912 by 1440 lines of resolution, the clearest and highest definition picture available in any North American venue.
The venue is currently teaming with Daktronics on the installation of the new scoreboard, which upon completion will seamlessly integrate with the existing LED rings and end zone board technology. Daktronics is the world's industry leader in designing and manufacturing electronic scoreboards, programmable display systems and large screen video displays.
In addition to the in-bowl upgrades, Honda Center’s main video control and edit suites are also being completely upgraded along with the venue also debuting a new JBL sound system.
Since 2005, Ducks owners Henry and Susan Samueli have invested nearly $100 million into facility upgrades, most of which have a direct positive impact on the guest experience. In the fall of 2013, Honda Center unveiled the largest single renovation in the venue’s 20 year history, The Grand Terrace - a 15,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor entertainment space which also included a new world-class team store location and 220-seat restaurant space.
The arena has also installed and fully implemented Cisco’s StadiumVision system, which utilizes more than 500 high-definition monitors and 40 video walls to create a truly immersive multimedia experience throughout the venue. As part of an extensive environmental initiative last season, Honda Center installed Bloom Energy Fuel cells to generate power through a clean and efficient electrochemical process, which provides more than half of the power required by the arena each year.
Construction on Honda Center’s new center-hung scoreboard began immediately following the conclusion of the 2014-15 hockey season and will be completed in early September.