Spotlight Awards

Inspired by Sacramento Kings Owner and Chairman Vivek Ranadivé’s storied career as a tech entrepreneur and innovator, Golden 1 Center was destined to redefine the fan experience through next-generation technology. By embedding more code than concrete into Golden 1 Center, the Sacramento Kings seek to remove traditional arena barriers, creating a seamless and frictionless guest experience. Golden 1 Center is home to two 100 gigabits per second broadband lines located in a 6,000-square-foot data center, connected by over 1,000 miles of Kings purple Ethernet cable.


 

The Detroit Lions are improving the gameday experience at Ford Field with 21 new LED video displays to be designed, manufactured, and installed by Daktronics. The 21-display system will feature more than 26,000 square feet of displays with more than 28.1 million LEDs ready to make fans roar when the 2017 season kicks off. The team has also partnered with Meyer Sound, who will install the full LEO Family Linear Sound Reinforcement System. It will feature eight array clusters with 182 separate loudspeakers, including 42 LEO-M loudspeakers and 60 LYON loudspeakers.


 

Inspired by Sacramento Kings Owner and Chairman Vivek Ranadivé’s storied career as a tech entrepreneur and innovator, Golden 1 Center was destined to redefine the fan experience through next-generation technology. By embedding more code than concrete into Golden 1 Center, the Sacramento Kings seek to remove traditional arena barriers, creating a seamless and frictionless guest experience. Golden 1 Center is home to two 100 gigabits per second broadband lines located in a 6,000-square-foot data center, connected by over 1,000 miles of Kings purple Ethernet cable.


 

Ping HD’s “EngagePHD” cloud-based software was chosen by the Orlando City Soccer Club and ICON Venue Group as the content management system (CMS) to drive over 175 video screens at the recently opened Orlando City Stadium. The solution is used in Orlando to meet common operating challenges for F&B and technology in the venue marketplace, including internet protocol television (IPTV), digital menu boards, suite signage, and the scoreboard. This installation was done in conjunction with Samsung SSP screens and the use of no additional external media players. This project, with its specific technology integrations, is the first of its type in the industry.


 

The Minnesota Vikings created the Vikings Voyage in the northwest corner of U.S. Bank Stadium, providing fans with an interactive experience that includes virtual reality, personalized RFID check-in, and an OLED equipment display. Designed and built by Dimensional Innovations, the Voyage is free for all fans and open during all Vikings events. Within the innovative space, fans can participate in combine-themed events and track scores against others at the various stations by wearing bracelets connected to the RFID system. Along with competitive games, the Voyage includes a full-size ship hull that features a 30-foot projection screen.


 

The Nippert Stadium renovation project had two major goals: enhance the fan experience and strengthen the quality of the campus. This project on the University of Cincinnati’s confined urban campus raises the standard for collegiate stadium facilities. The dramatic architecture contributes to the distinctive surroundings by delivering a showcase building for the university and improving the gameday and non-gameday environment. All interior design aspects reinforced the building’s aesthetic, highlighting a large, diagonal truss system that conveys the overall scale of the building.