February 11, 2019
Philadelphia 76ers and Flyers fans will be in for a groundbreaking experience next year when the two teams suit up for home games at the Wells Fargo Center.
Comcast Spectacor and New York-based ANC Sports have revealed plans to install the world's first center-hung, kinetic scoreboard in South Philadelphia during the 2019-2020 season.
“Comcast Spectacor is proud to highlight the next phase of the Wells Fargo Center’s ‘Transformation 2020’ initiative with the first Kinetic 4K center-hung ever to be installed in a professional sports venue,” said Valerie Camillo, president of business operations at Wells Fargo Center. “Together with technology partners like ANC and Comcast, the Wells Fargo Center continues to innovate and further our commitment to be the most technologically advanced arena in the world.”
The massive new LED screen will be 65 percent larger than the current display, transforming into multiple configurations during the course of a game. A pair of crown trusses enable the screen's multi-directional movement.
At full expansion, the display will feature the most square feet of center-hung, 4mm LED video technology in an arena that hosts both NBA and NHL games, Comcast Spectacor said.
The scoreboard's design was created with help from TAIT Towers and Mitsubishi Electric Power Products’ Diamond Vision System Division.
The project is part of the Wells Fargo Center's multi-year "Transformation 2020" initiative, an extensive $250 million renovation of the stadium's concourse, facilities and technology.
Check out a visual demo of the new scoreboard below.