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‘Largest video board in the world’ now operational in Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Monday, Jun 19, 2017

When the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta debuts this August, a massive video board will be a part of the attraction.

AMB Group president and CEO Steve Cannon shared a short video Friday morning of what he described as the “largest video board in the world.”

The 63,800-square-foot video board, which will wrap around the stadium, is 58 feet tall and 1,100 feet around, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle and Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“If you unwound that (screen) and stood it up on end, it would be the tallest building in Atlanta,” Mercedes-Benz Stadium general manager Scott Jenkins told the AJC.

Daktronics, one of the world’s largest suppliers of electronic signs, is building the video board, which is said to be the first of its kind for its unique circular design.

According to Wikipedia’s compiled list of the largest video screens in the world, Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s video board is the seventh biggest in the world but first in the United States.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which will cost $1.5 billion, is set to open on Aug. 26, when the Atlanta Falcons play the Arizona Cardinals in a preseason game.

Alabama and Florida State will play in an expected top-five matchup at the stadium on Sept. 2, followed by a matchup between Georgia Tech and Tennessee on Sept. 4.

Along with the Falcons and MLS’s Atlanta United FC, Mercedes-Benz Stadium will serve as the home for the annual SEC championship game. This season’s College Football Playoff national championship game, which will be played on Jan. 8, 2018, also will be held at the stadium.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium will replace the Georgia Dome, which last week was given a scheduled implosion date of Nov. 20 not long after Mercedes-Benz Stadium successfully closed its retractable roof for the first time.

 

Source:gridironnow.com

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