Blue Jackets Locker Room
NHL Team’s Locker Room Renovation Includes Center-Hung LED
SNA Displays built a center-hung video display system for the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets. The locker room LED display is part of a multiphase renovation led by general contractor Barton Malow Builders and showcases SNA Displays’ BRILLIANT™ Interior line of display technology.
Described as a miniature version of the scoreboards seen overlooking many sporting venues, the center-hung display features four 1.25 mm convex LED screens. Each 4'5" x 7'10" screen has a high-definition resolution of 1,080 pixels high by 1,920 pixels wide, totaling approximately 8.3 million pixels.
The locker room is fully integrated with AV elements, allowing each display to be operated remotely and synchronized with the room’s advanced sound system.
SNA Displays worked with AV integrator SoundCom, which built the rack, ran low-voltage cabling, and installed the LED center-hung. The installation team coordinated closely on dimensions, weights, and specifications with the center-hung frame fabricator, Jones Signs. Owner-representative Anthony James Partners provided consultation services during each phase of the project, while Osborn Engineering designed and oversaw the development of the center-hung structure.
The hockey rink anchors the Arena District, an entertainment destination venue that includes shops, restaurants, hotels, the Express Live! concert venue, and Huntington Park, home to the Triple-A Columbus Clippers. The arena’s design pairs a classic brick and stone veneer with high-tech LED boards, sweeping concourses, blue mood lighting, and modern amenities.
For more information, visit the Blue Jackets’ locker room news release.
Sports And Entertainment
Mixed-use venues are increasingly turning to digital display technologies that offer the ultimate spectator experience. Many of these state-of-the-art entertainment destinations have even become an integral part of the ambiance in their district, such as L.A. Live!
Sports arenas employ direct-view LED technology for scoreboards, in-house big-screen game broadcasts, VIP lounges, concourse displays, and more. In fact, modern sports stadiums are using digital display technology to evolve into multi-purpose entertainment complexes. Direct-view LEDs are spreading from the arenas themselves to parking structures and sidewalk kiosks to serve varied purposes, from ads and sponsorships to wayfinding and even directing traffic patterns. Digital displays capable of ultra-high definition, eye-catching content attract crowds and drive revenue to local establishments before, during, and after games.
As these LED displays entice, electrify, and entertain crowds, they also broadcast important information, generate revenue opportunities, and increase overall audience engagement.
About Barton Malow
Barton Malow is one the premier sports builders in the country. In addition to athletic venues, Barton Malow focuses on commercial and institutional construction, specializing in building projects using innovative practices. Barton Malow builds Higher Education, K–12, Healthcare, Automotive, Energy, and Industrial projects throughout North America, Mexico and Canada. Learn more at bartonmalow.com.
About Anthony James Partners
Anthony James Partners (AJP) is an Owner’s Representative, AV Consultant and Design Consultant for professional sport franchise owners, higher education, venue management firms, A&E firms, and government. Visit anthonyjamespartners.com for more information.
Founded in 1974, SoundCom provides innovative design, seamless integration, installation, training and support services for audio, video, sound, communication, signage, broadcast and production systems. Our solutions incorporate a broad range of technologies that allow you to effectively communicate, collaborate, and engage staff members, colleagues, and the general public. Learn more at soundcom.net.
About Osborn Engineering
Osborn Engineering is an architectural and engineering firm based in Cleveland, Ohio. Founded in 1892, it is noted mostly for designing sports stadiums. For more information, visit osborn-eng.com.
About Jones Signs
Jones Sign has been providing industry-leading design, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance of signage, lighting, and architectural elements to construction companies, design firms, national brands, and local customers since 1910. Today, we are known across the nation as the easy-to-work-with solutions provider. Learn more at jonessign.com.