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Capital One Arena to gain scoreboard, SkyRing as part of $15m upgrades

Capital One Arena, the home of the NBA Washington Wizards and NHL Washington Capitals, will gain a new centre-hung scoreboard as part of an additional $15m (€13m) renovation of the venue.

The entirely privately-funded project, by owner-operator Monumental Sports and Entertainment (MSE), will complement last summer’s $40m renovation at the arena. Work is scheduled to begin this summer and be completed by the autumn.

The upgrades include: a new 360-degree centre-hung scoreboard, which will have more than 7,000 total square feet of LED display across eight display areas; a SkyRing LED display which will wrap around the roofline of the arena bowl; as well as additional concessions updates.

“Investing in a technologically-integrated venue experience is paramount to our mission of creating monumental memories for our fans,” David Touhey, MSE’s president of venues, said in a statement.

“Upon completion of this second round of renovations and upgrades, Capital One Arena will feature the best LED displays available today, creating the best in-bowl and in-arena experience for sports and entertainment in America.”

Further reading: 49ers draw on SAP partnership to improve fan experience in real time

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