State-of-the-art indoor sports arena display ushers in new era of fan entertainment
(Jan. 4, 2007) - Delaware North Companies-Boston recently unveiled its newest addition to TD Banknorth Garden -- home to the Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins -- a multi-million dollar video scoreboard, Garden HDX, complete with three 360 degree LED rings and 4 HD video screens. The first fully functional high definition (HD) scoreboard in the country, the new display is the centerpiece of the TD Banknorth Garden renovation and a large part of Delaware North Companies' continual investment in fan entertainment.
"The Garden HDX is a state-of-the-art scoreboard that allows fans to view the best in sports display technology," said John Wentzell, president for Delaware North Companies-Boston. "We believe that this addition to TD Banknorth Garden demonstrates our commitment to creating the ultimate fan experience."
Garden HDX consists of four HD Mitsubishi Diamond LED flat video panels measuring 12'9" x 21' 4" and three full circle LED rings. The screens have 768 lines of LED dots, exceeding the HD standard of 720. The LED rings are capable of graphics, media and text, and contain nearly 1 million picture elements. Additionally, the scoreboard is equipped with ProAdÒ technology, by Daktronics, which uses the latest in LED technology to present real-time sports scores and statistics, video image, animated sponsor messages and vivid graphics with incredible brightness and wide-angle visibility around the arena.
In addition to housing the country's first HD scoreboard, the TD Banknorth Garden is the first and only indoor arena with an HD-capable control room linked to the HD video screen. The control room contains 54 Dell plasma 24-inch screens, four HD Ikegami cameras and one Canon HD camera. It also controls the robotic camera positioned beneath the scoreboard giving a 340-degree view of the arena. The state-of-the-art control room brings the HD broadcast live to the in-house audience, offering the best and most advanced quality video to Celtics and Bruins fans.
About Delaware North Companies-Boston
Delaware North Companies, Inc.-Boston (DNC-Boston) is one of the country's premier providers of world-class sports, entertainment and hospitality experiences. As operators of Boston's TD Banknorth Garden, DNC-Boston serves more than 2.5 million visitors each year. DNC-Boston is a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, Inc., one of the world's leading hospitality and food service providers. For more corporate information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com. For information regarding the TD Banknorth Garden, visit www.TDBanknorthGarden.com.
About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world's leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International, TD Banknorth Garden and American Park 'n Swap. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues approaching $2 billion annually and 40,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.