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The 9 Largest Video Screens In Sports

by: Esteban On  Monday, October 21, 2013

Largest Video Screens In Sports

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There’s nothing quite like attending a live sporting event. No matter what the sport, there are sensory pleasures that just can’t be provided by your TV, no matter how big: the crack of the bat, the smell of the grass, the cool air above the ice. And let’s not forget the much bigger TV screens.

For whatever reason, innovation in the field of really massive video screens has seen great strides in sports – probably so everybody who shows up to the game/match/whatever can get a good look at the action even from the cheap seats. It’s also a source of bragging rights if a stadium can boast a bigger screen than anybody else. So, for your viewing pleasure, here are the nine biggest video screens in the world of sports. Just remember to look down every once in a while to see the actual game.

Kauffman Stadium

For a while, the screen at Kauffman Stadium was the largest LED display on Earth. Those days are long gone, and the Kauffman Stadium screen has to be content with its spot as the 9th biggest video display in sports, but at 8,820 square feet that is nothing to sneeze at.

Sports Authority Field at Mile High

To go along with its increasingly cumbersome name, Mile High Stadium also has a 8,880 square foot LED video screen. It’s not quite a mile high, but I imagine if you’re sitting in the right place it might look like it.

Levi's Stadium

Once completed, Levi’s Stadium in California will be home to the San Francisco 49ers (despite being almost 40 miles from San Francisco). It will also be home to a 9,558 square foot screen, which will be one of the largest in the NFL and a combination of traditional and transparent video technologies.

Safeco Field

Seattle’s Safeco Field is home to several scoreboards, including a traditional manually-operated one in left field. But the one we’re here to discuss measures 11,425 square feet, making it the largest high-definition display currently being used in Major League Baseball.

AT&T Stadium

The old saying that “everything is bigger in Texas” isn’t always to be taken literally, but the 11,520 square foot video board at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, is an instance where you can take it as literally as you want. The screen has also made its presence known in other ways, as more than one punter has hit the monstrosity since its installation, leading some to speculate that it might actually be having an impact on games. Not bad for a scoreboard.

Kawasaki Racecourse

Kawasaki Racecourse screen

At 12,272 square feet, the screen at Kawasaki Racecourse in Japan is one of the largest in the world. This is despite the fact that the course opened in 1906, more than a hundred years ago, and not during a time that is well-known for its giant video screens. That’s the power of progress.

Meydan Racecourse

Dubai has a lot of things going for it in terms of impressive technology. One example is at the Meydan Racecourse, which has a 12,708 square-foot screen which also allows the venue to double as an IMAX theater. Say what you will about the Jumbotron, but nobody ever tried to watch a movie on one.

Charlotte Motor Speedway

The second biggest video-capable screen in sports calls the Charlotte Motor Speedway home. Millions of race fans can see their favorite cars and drivers from every angle thanks to the speedway’s 15,112.53 square foot screen. I’m guessing they also see a lot of beer commercials, but what else is new?

Arena Corinthians

Once the stadium is completed, the largest single video screen not just in sports but in the world will be at the Arena Corinthians in São Paulo, Brazil. In case that’s not impressive enough for you, choke on some of these stats: The 37,000 square foot screen takes up the entire east wall of the stadium, and will light up with 210,000 individual LEDs. If this screen ever gets topped, you’ll be able to watch soccer from space without an internet connection.




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