Pepsi Center to unveil new scoreboard, sound system later this year

DENVER - The Denver Broncos won’t be the only local sports team with a new and improved scoreboard this year.

This fall, the Pepsi Center will drastically enhance its in-arena fan experience with the installation of a next-generation video scoreboard and sound system.

The new video board is the largest of its kind in the world and will provide fans an enormous view of the action at Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets and Colorado Mammoth home games, as well as all other Pepsi Center sporting events, the teams owners said.

The scoreboard will contain four large screens.

The two screens facing the center seating areas measure approximately 27 feet high by 48 feet long, displaying a video image that is more than 800 percent larger than the previous display. The two  screens at each end of the seating bowl measure approximately 21 feet high by 25 feet wide, about 300 percent larger than the old displays.

The new display boards will contain over 8.5 million pixels in total.

Fans seated along the center areas will face a 1080p full HD screen that spans both blue lines for hockey and stretches from 3-point line to 3-point line for basketball. The previous scoreboard displayed standard definition resolution.

The new loudspeakers consist of six line arrays that are 20 feet high and include four subwoofers mounted behind each array.  Each loudspeaker in the array has a maximum power handling capability of 1,600 watts and each subwoofer has a maximum power handling capability of 2,400 watts.

"We are excited to bring a new standard of excellence to our fans' experience when attending events at Pepsi Center," said Josh Kroenke, president of the Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets. "The new scoreboard, sound system and the technological improvements that come with each installation will provide fans with one of the best audiovisual presentations in all of sports."

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment CEO Jim Martin added, "It is our goal to provide the best fan experience in all of sports and entertainment, and the new improvements to Pepsi Center will undoubtedly place it among the most state-of-the-art venues in the United States.”

Additionally, the new board will be capable of handling limitless configurations for displaying live action, game statistical information and animations. 

The sound system features 43 four-channel amplifiers to cover the spectator seating that are rated at 9600 watts each for a total of 412,800 watts. In addition, separate digital signal processors are used for configuring the system.  All of the amplifiers and digital signal processors will be monitored by computers, which will tell the operator the signal level and the ON-OFF status of each amplifier. It will also alert the operator of any malfunction in the amplifiers or loudspeakers. In addition, the computers allow the operator to reconfigure the system to supplement live concerts.

A new scoreboard was unveiled during the Denver Outlaws game on Independence Day at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The new scoreboard is 220-feet long and 40-feet high