Dancing in the Reign: Staples Center installs new HD scoreboard
After celebrating her 10-year anniversary last season, and will shortly be hitting the 11-year mark, Staples Center sensibly improves its in-game experience for fans. The rumors swirling in Los Angeles about a brand new state-of-the-art scoreboard was installed this weekend. A building such as Staples Center, which hosts four professional sports teams, plus many other entertainment events, clearly needed an upgrade. The eight-sided jumbotron had the architecture of many of today’s scoreboards, but the quality didn’t satisfy today’s modern expectations. Staples Center will stick with the same eight-board design, with all eight screens enlarged and in high definition, plus an HD video ring on the bottom of the board, which has become common among sports venues these days. HD rings lining the 100 and 300 levels of Staples Center are being installed as well. The Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA were the first team to play under the brand new board, but configuration wasn’t completed, and the scoreboard remained blank throughout the entire game. In that contest, they were eliminated from the WNBA playoffs. This means the Los Angeles Kings will be the first team to play under the new scoreboard on September 23rd in a pre-season split-squad match-up against the Phoenix Coyotes.