Monumental Sports & Entertainment has united with Colosseo for the second phase of its technology upgrade program designed to enhance the fan experience at Washington DC’s Capital One Arena, home of the Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards.
One of the key elements of the collaboration is the debut of the telescopic Colosseo Vision center-hung video board, with over 7,000 total square feet of 360-degree zero bezel SMART LED screens, enabling massive real-time statistical infotainment and heightened monetising of advertisements.
David Touhey, President of Venues at MSE, commented: “With this latest round of renovations and upgrades at Capital One Arena, we have raised the game once again in terms of best-in-class arena experience for sports and entertainment.
“Features such as one of the largest 360-degree continuous screen in sports and access to live action, stats and betting lines via dual-vision corner boards and the 9,000 square foot SkyRing make Capital One Arena one of the top digitally-integrated venues in the world.”
At the forefront of the arena, it’s one of the tallest among all US competitors and features the first bottom facing LED surface and double sided LED ring to optimize game presentation from every angle underneath the video board. Capital One Arena’s new LED centerpiece is the largest 360-degree continuous LED area video screen in North America.
The unique visual experience is the world’s first gravity-defying SkyRing LED Display, wrapped around the ceiling of the arena bowl and providing 9,000 square feet of LED canvas.
The next unique in-bowl visual experience at the stadium comprises four double sided curved corner boards, elevating premium display view to fans in top rows. The boards boast more than 2,200 square feet of HD LED and the first back-side LED video display. Over 1,000 square feet of back side LED displays will be much appreciated by many upper bowl viewers.
The upgraded Capital One Arena now features over 35,000 square feet of Colosseo LED displays throughout the arena, controlled by the Colosseo media platform.
Jim Van Stone, President and Chief Commercial Officer at MSE, added: “Investing in the best technology available to provide fans with a superior in-venue experience is incredibly important to us at Monumental. From a business perspective, the massive LED capabilities at Capital One Arena will provide our partners with an unprecedented ability to reach fans through innovative content.”