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Nuggets get giant new scoreboard, claim it to be largest in NBA (VIDEO)

Sep 19, 2013, 4:03 PM EDT

A very large new scoreboard at the Pepsi Center in Denver was installed this summer, and the time lapse video clip above shows how the giant display was assembled.

The dimensions are simply huge, and the Nuggets claim it to be the largest the league has to offer.

From Aaron J. Lopez of

The scoreboard will broadcast in a true 16:9 aspect ratio at 1080p HD and boasts a surface area of more than 4,400 square feet, making it the largest in the NBA or NHL. The length spans 3-point line to 3-point line for basketball and blue line to blue line for hockey. …

Working closely with Josh Kroenke and Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke, Philand, Romani visited arenas around North America to gather information about what would work best at Pepsi Center.

With a production design in place by February, construction on the scoreboard and other in-arena digital upgrades began when the Nuggets finished their season in early May. The board was designed by WJHW and installed by Daktronics. Diversified Systems handled the video production, while LVW Electronics installed the sound system.

It’ll be interesting to see this in person to get an idea of how it compares to other similarly enormous in-arena displays; for example, Houston’s Toyota Center and L.A.’s Staples Center are two arenas that come to mind which each have staggeringly large scoreboards, as well.

  1. flyrocket31 - Sep 19, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Issnt the Rocket’s screen bigger? well longer–nba.html

  2. rohlo - Sep 19, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    the scoreboard in houston spans the length of the whole basketball court making it a true widescreen to see basket to basket. this one in denver is kind of like a tube tv version,it is tall and not as wide. the one in houston is the largest viewing wise still. i beg to differ and still beliwve the one in houston to be larger.wider is better than taller!!!!

    • herkulease - Sep 20, 2013 at 2:31 AM

      No. the dimensions of the Houston is 25 feet tall by 58 feet long. NBA court is 94 feet long.

      Anyways the screen works out to be an aspect ratio of 2.32

      Sports programs are formatted for HDTVs in the home which are for the majority 16:9 or 1.78 ratio. Unless the arena is using a different feed used for the broadcast the image will either have black bars(or ads in its place) on the sides or they stretch the image to fill it.

  3. frank35sox - Sep 19, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    The Pacers is Free Throw Line to Free Throw Line. I would assume this would make it larger than Three Point Line to Three Point Line, no?

  4. rohlo - Sep 19, 2013 at 5:06 PM

  5. dbrown224 - Sep 19, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Pacers put one in last year that is free throw line to free throw line

  6. blue18hutthutt - Sep 19, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    That’s probably a tenth the size of the one at Jerry World

  7. Anoesis - Sep 20, 2013 at 1:00 AM

    Still trying to figure out why someone would spend money on tickets, go through the hassle of getting to and from the game, pay through the nose for refreshments, and have to deal with loud and/or drunken patrons in order to watch the game on TV. Oh, well, I’m old and my days of trying to put up with obnoxious fans are long over. Enjoy.

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