Houston Rockets fans will have no problem seeing all the action from wherever they sit as the Toyota Center installs a new state-of-the-art video scoreboard that will be 600 times the size of the current one.
The Rockets claim the new video board will be, “the largest indoor center-hung scoreboard in the United States”.
The new scoreboard will be manufactured and installed by Panasonic and will feature the largest combined viewing area of any indoor center-hung scoreboard currently used in the U.S. The scoreboard will contain four large screens—two rectangular-shaped displays that will face the east and west seating areas and a pair of square-shaped screens that will face the north and south ends of the bowl. The larger boards will measure approximately 25’ high by 58’ wide. The two end panels will measure approximately 25’ high by 25’ wide. All the boards will display a full HD signal with 1080 lines of resolution. Plans also include the installation of ancillary boards in each of the four corners of the upper concourse that will be used to display additional statistics during Rockets games and other sporting events.
The new center-hung board will offer fans in all areas of Toyota Center an unmatched view of the action. The new board will provide a video image that is more than 600 percent larger than the previous scoreboard that had been used since the building’s debut in 2003. Additionally, the new board will be capable of handling limitless configurations for displaying live action, game statistical information and animations. While the previous scoreboard used a standard definition signal, the new board required a complete re-build of the arena’s scoreboard production studio facilities in order to produce the new HD content that will be used.
The new video board will be unveiled to Rockets fans during the regular season home opener on Nov. 3rd against Portland.
The Rockets will be hosting the 2013 NBA All-Star Game. Along with the new video board, the Toyota Center will install 300 new HD flat screens in the lower and upper concourses, suites, as well as the Lexus Lounge and Woodforest Lounge.