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09-07-2013, 06:26 AM
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Pepsi Center new jumbotron coming

http://blogs.denverpost.com/avs/2013...reboard/14392/

Nuggets posted sneak peak on their twitter feed. So should be ready for pre-season games.

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The Lightning jumbotron is nice but almost too big for people in the 3rd level. Hard to imagine that this one is bigger.

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Every year or two another team sets a new mark for biggest/longest/widest jumbotron. I wonder where this trend ends. Obviously there's a physical limit at some point. Can't be larger than the arena itself, if nothing else. Perhaps we are approaching Peak Jumbotron.

What comes after that? Once every stadium and arena in North America has an uber-huge Jumbotron, how will they differentiate? They always will look for something new and different and high-tech, some new attraction to draw in fans.

Here's a crazy idea: The entire playing surface somehow become a giant display screen. No idea how. It's not technologically feasible right now, but I'm talking 20 years from now when the Jumbotrons can get none more Jumbo.

They'll be animated ads on the playing surface. Explosions emanating from the goal when somebody scores. They'll probably even, horror I know, bring back the glowing blue puck -- this time painted right on the ice.

The trend for arenas and stadiums is to turn every flat or curved surface into a LED screen. Every place where people look.

The Jumbotron's still have many years to get bigger, I guess. Instead of blue line to blue line, they'll be goal line to goal line. But eventually we will hit Peak Jumbotron, and arenas will have to find some other way to add sparkle and shine.

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I suspect holographic imagery, 3D replays right on the ice surface, commercials floating in space will eventually "compliment" the Jumbotron's, so ya, pretty much everywhere you look. Mind blowing when you think about whats coming.

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Wow, finally. They've had the same jumbotron since the arena opened in 1999.

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I think as the jumbotrons continue to get bigger, and more "entertainment" on during the game, at what point do the players on the ice become merely "a bonus" (or are we already there?) I mean yes hockey fans will come to watch hockey, but the pursuit of the "new/casual" fan, and it becoming "the NHL hockey experience" (haven't I actually heard that term used at least once? I'd have to check), rather than an NHL game. I mean as it stands now-we seem to have more and more pregame ceremonies, entertainment on the jumbotron (kiss cams, highlights, ads, you name it), the marketing pushing for more and more "between period" minutes for their various promos/fan contests, combined with, as has been mentioned, more of the "screens everywhere you look", combine that with all the stuff going on the concourse-concessions, sales stuff ect-don't they even have "after the game" stuff as well-interviews, celebrations, stuff on the ice?

Just wonder if the "hockey game" is simply becoming a byproduct.

Yes that was a very long run on sentence, apologies

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I think as the jumbotrons continue to get bigger, and more "entertainment" on during the game, at what point do the players on the ice become merely "a bonus"...Just wonder if the "hockey game" is simply becoming a byproduct.
Well thats just it. At what point does the installation of massive Jumbotrons combined with those full bowl LED's which are used equally for commercial purposes combined with static advertising on the ice itself, the boards, entrances & exits etc etc etc overwhelm the game itself? Id say its already done so. Gone well beyond that point actually. The game itself merely a vehicle for commercial interests. Just a matter of time before jerseys, helmets, pads, you name it, everything up for grabs, an advertising vehicle. Like Nascar on Acid. Conn Smythe must be spinning in his grave as it is.

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Who knows, maybe if the Google Glass concept takes off and improves then the future might go away from giant, flashing screens everywhere.

In that augmented reality future the actual arena would be kept fairly plain and all the shiny, flashy stuff would happen in your personal augmented reality glasses. Those who want a glowing blue puck would get to have it, those who want player's names to float over the head of each player could have that. Purists could have a stripped down experience, casual fans could have more info aids displayed for them.

No trend is forever. Ten years ago a standard joke was cell phones getting smaller and smaller, Zoolander had jokes about about the rich and trendy buying ever more impossibly small phones as a status symbol. And then iPhone and android phones changed all that and now people buy comically large phones.

Future is hard to predict. But fun to try. There doesn't seem to be any slowing down of the ever growing Jumbotron trend. Fans like them and get excited when their arena gets a bigger one. Only obvious limit is the Jumbotron can't be bigger than the arena itself.

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Well thats just it. At what point does the installation of massive Jumbotrons combined with those full bowl LED's which are used equally for commercial purposes combined with static advertising on the ice itself, the boards, entrances & exits etc etc etc overwhelm the game itself? Id say its already done so. Gone well beyond that point actually. The game itself merely a vehicle for commercial interests. Just a matter of time before jerseys, helmets, pads, you name it, everything up for grabs, an advertising vehicle. Like Nascar on Acid. Conn Smythe must be spinning in his grave as it is.
The world of William Gibson's "Idoru" might be closer than we think

Guess it's what I get for watching a changing media culture-"media is the message"-Jumbotrons provide an interesting aspect to that, don't they?

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Kinda surprised the boards aren't already LED displays. I've seen some so I know the tech exists. That seems like an obvious near-term possibility.

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Who knows, maybe if the Google Glass concept takes off and improves then the future might go away from giant, flashing screens everywhere.

In that augmented reality future the actual arena would be kept fairly plain and all the shiny, flashy stuff would happen in your personal augmented reality glasses. Those who want a glowing blue puck would get to have it, those who want player's names to float over the head of each player could have that. Purists could have a stripped down experience, casual fans could have more info aids displayed for them.

No trend is forever. Ten years ago a standard joke was cell phones getting smaller and smaller, Zoolander had jokes about about the rich and trendy buying ever more impossibly small phones as a status symbol. And then iPhone and android phones changed all that and now people buy comically large phones.

Future is hard to predict. But fun to try. There doesn't seem to be any slowing down of the ever growing Jumbotron trend. Fans like them and get excited when their arena gets a bigger one. Only obvious limit is the Jumbotron can't be bigger than the arena itself.
Theoretically they already are getting bigger-more and more arenas are having the "outside" screens for the fans-they can pretty much over time put everything on the jumbotron on those big screens-pretty soon the outsides of the arena will effectively be one huge jumbotron for those "outside"


EDIT: you read my mind as I was posting lol

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I think as the jumbotrons continue to get bigger, and more "entertainment" on during the game, at what point do the players on the ice become merely "a bonus" (or are we already there?) I mean yes hockey fans will come to watch hockey, but the pursuit of the "new/casual" fan, and it becoming "the NHL hockey experience" (haven't I actually heard that term used at least once? I'd have to check), rather than an NHL game. I mean as it stands now-we seem to have more and more pregame ceremonies, entertainment on the jumbotron (kiss cams, highlights, ads, you name it), the marketing pushing for more and more "between period" minutes for their various promos/fan contests, combined with, as has been mentioned, more of the "screens everywhere you look", combine that with all the stuff going on the concourse-concessions, sales stuff ect-don't they even have "after the game" stuff as well-interviews, celebrations, stuff on the ice?

Just wonder if the "hockey game" is simply becoming a byproduct.
Absolutely we're already there. A large proportion of season ticket holders are corporations, who dole out tickets as a perk or use them for "improving client relations". They don't care about the game.


I won't lie and say I haven't enjoyed watching games from a corporate suite though. :p

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«That's too big, there's no way it'll fit».

Seriously, I can appreciate when new technologies bring something interesting but... really? Why even go to the game if the scoreboard is what you are going to watch? Save yourself the travel cost and ticket price and get yourself a huge TV. If it isn't distracting for people actually following the play, then whatever I guess, it's the arena manager's money.

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This is all Jerry Jone's fault

I like big jumbotrons but they are going too far.

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I like big jumbotrons but they are going too far.
I agree. This seems like a new trend in the early 2010s that was started by the Cowboys. The old trend that was started in the mid 2000s was different. It was four equally-sized HD screens with a halo ring on the bottom (and sometimes on top). Staples Center was one of the last few arenas to install that model. I don't know if they regret not going with the Cowboys style scoreboard, but I sure am glad they didn't.

Mid 2000s trend:





And now look at all the arenas that are trying to copy the Cowboys.




And I believe Utah's Energy Solutions Arena is getting a new scoreboard this season and it's one of those Cowboys Stadium copycats.

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The Pepsi Center's old jumbotron looked like a TV from the early 90s, they were desperate for an upgrade. Enhanced visuals and sound make for a better atmosphere, otherwise it gets stale. Maybe when a team is winning Cups the building doesn't need enhancement but when they are not I don't mind some pizazz.

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I prefer these scoreboards

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How much did it cost? The ACC is being pushed to get a new one and I am curious how much a really nice one costs.

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Ottawa spent between 4-5M for theirs just a couple seasons ago.

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