Installation of one of the largest LED screens in UK sport is underway at the Ricoh Arena.
At 188 square metres, the new screen, planned for the South Stand, will be installed by leading stadium technology provider, ADI.
The screen will be larger than those at leading stadia such as Twickenham and Hampden Park and, with a 10mm pixel pitch, it will also be one of the highest resolution stadium screens anywhere in the country.
The new screen will greatly enhance the matchday experience at the Ricoh Arena. Its super-wide format offers huge flexibility to display lots of different content simultaneously. Crystal clear replays can be delivered alongside match information to help new fans understand the rules of the game, together with social media feeds and other interactive fan content.
In addition to the new screen, an LED scoreboard and clock will be installed on the West Stand mid-tier and there is further investment in new LED screens at the Ricoh Arena entrance and inside the main atrium.
Geraint Williams, CEO of ADI, whose company will deliver the LED technology, said: “Wasps are really pushing the boundaries to create something special for their fans. We’re delighted to be a part of that.
“The new screen technology will certainly look impressive, but it is the content that will really bring it to life. Our production team will be working with the club and its fans over the coming weeks to develop that content and help deliver an experience like nothing else in rugby.”
This investment in new digital technology follows the installation of high density Wi-Fi at the Ricoh Arena, allowing up to 20,000 people to log on at the same time, another major first for UK sport.
Information on ADI’s stadium display technology is available at www.adi.tv/sport