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The Age of DVLED: How Bigger, Brighter, Bolder Displays Are Changing the Sporting Landscape

When arena and stadium operators first began using direct view LED (or DVLED) displays for their scoreboards, they represented the apex of digital display technology. Today, innovative engineers and manufacturers have pushed DVLED display technology to once-unimaginable heights, with individual LEDs (or pixels) now being produced at sub-millimeter size and enabling the design of ultra-high-definition […]

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Getting Back into the Game: What’s Ahead for Sports Venues

With the sporting world emerging from a year that saw grandstands populated with cardboard fans, digitized cheers ring through empty arenas and basketball played in a bubble, the industry is confronting a changed business model, as well as new design and construction priorities for athletic venues. The pandemic’s effects on the sports sector have been […]

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What I Feel Good About

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics will be discussed and debated for years to come — whether they should have taken place at all, and the costs (in all respects) versus the benefits. The financial and health consequences of the Games are very real and will likely take a while to measure. However, going eight […]

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How Technology Can Make Sports Events Safer Than Ever

COVID‐19 has been the most merciless natural disaster we’ve ever witnessed. The toll it has taken on families, jobs and industries has been overwhelming. Few industries have been hit harder than travel, hospitality, sports and entertainment. And they are all intertwined. Without the games or access to events, there are no traveling fans, fewer hotel […]

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How to Choose a Display for the Best Esports Viewing Experience

The esports industry has been around for a while, but within the past few years it has started to gain momentum and interest from big-time investors, collegiate athletic departments and fans. As the industry grows there is an escalated need for venues to host events. Esports stadiums and arenas are being built or converted from […]

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Letter From Tennessee: Dude Perfect,
a Hemi Engine and a Return to Travel

The email arrived in my inbox about six weeks ago with the intriguing subject line: “Chaos at the Colosseum.” The message was from Bristol Motor Speedway, a venue I’ve been fascinated by for years (enough to be on their email list at least) but had never had the chance to visit. So right away I […]

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Future of Sports Venues: Where Hospitality Meets the Fan Experience

The sports industry has undergone a major transformation and with the increased desire and development of sports venues in the United States, there is a strong need for owners and operators to diversify and elevate offerings. A key differentiator in venue design has been to integrate hospitality design strategies that attract new audiences and enable […]

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