Cutting-edge scoreboard, audio system coming to United Center
The United Center Wednesday announced plans for a new scoreboard and audio system that will debut with the 2019-20 NHL and NBA seasons, and afford fans in every seat better visibility.
The new video display will be nearly four times the size of the current board. According to a spokesman, it will cover 8,600 square feet, making it the largest center-hung screen display with the highest resolution technology among arenas that host both NBA and NHL teams.
A couple of other unique features are six panels that can slide out at the bottom of the scoreboard and a continuous inner-ring display, helpful for fans seated close to the court or ice.
"This new scoreboard allows us the opportunity to take the in-game experience to the next level," Sergio Lozano, senior director of scoreboard operations, said in a statement. "Fans will be blown away by the remarkable scale and unique capabilities leading to a truly captivating in-game experience."
The United Center opened in 1994 and hosts more than 200 events per year. Some recent improvements include new seats and lighting.