Utah Jazz Improving Arena with New State of the Art Scoreboards

By Michael Terrill
Utah Jazz Improving Arena with New State of the Art Scoreboards
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The Utah Jazz believes that improving the quality at the EnergySolutions Arena will bring in more fans to see the team play. That is why the franchise has decided to upgrade the sights and sounds at the arena, including adding a new high definition scoreboard that measures out to be seven times larger than the previous one.

The following is the official specs of the scoreboard, according to a press release from the Jazz:

“A new rectangular-shaped, center-hung scoreboard with twin 1080p HD screens is 42-feet-long and 24-feet-high and runs along the length of the court. The 720p HD end screens facing each baseline measure 26-feet-long and 17-feet-high for 2,900 total square feet. By comparison, the current standard-definition 10 x 10 foot boards, installed in 2001, total 400 square feet.”

The massive scoreboard may be the main attraction, but the organization is determined to give everything an upgrade. Other screens around the arena will be high definition, while new LED lights will be seen around the bowl. There is no question the 22-year-old arena was due a renovation or two, but the fact that $15 million is being spent to give the fans a more enjoyable experience is quite remarkable.

“We know that those 1.2 million guests are going to come and have the kind of experience that can’t be found anywhere else,” Jim Olson, senior vice president for sales and marketing, said, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.

Yesco will take the lead in building the scoreboards, which is their largest project ever to take place in Utah.

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