Gargantuan scoreboards and video screens are the hot new trend in arena design, and the Charlotte Hornets are getting in on the action. The team has unveiled plans to construct a new scoreboard at Time Warner Cable Arena this July, which will take the form of a gigantic hive hung above center court.
Pretty cool, right?
The scale of the high definition video screens is impressive. The two sideline boards measure 25.2-feet high and 42-feet wide, and the two end zone boards measure 18-feet high and 31.3-feet wide. The two underbelly screens are also cool, designed so that fans sitting courtside and in lower-level seats can easily see the on-screen action. But the design of the structure is what really stands out. The video screens are supported by a purple-and-teal honeycomb structure that mimics the look of a Hornets' nest. The new scoreboard fits right in with the honeycomb motif the Hornets established with their recent court redesign.
"We wanted a scoreboard that not only enhanced the game experience but one that clearly featured our Hornets DNA. Like our court, when people see this scoreboard, they will have no doubt that it is part of the home of the Hornets," the team's Sports & Entertainment President & COO Fred Whitfield said in a statement. Check out more photos of the scoreboard below, and head to Hornets.com for full details.
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