Installation of the world’s longest stadium video screen aims to transform the event experience at Stadium Australia.
Following a tender process, Daktronics Australia has been selected to install the new video screen at the Stadium Australia. The new equipment is expected to deliver a
live game-day experience that has never been experienced in Australia. As constructors underline, it will be the longest high-definition straight-run stadium video display anywhere in the world.
Construction of the 120m long, 10m high screen is set to commence this year and will be in place before the 2022 season, well ahead of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. New 1,200-square-metre video display screen will stretch across the entire goal end of the venue and will be the equivalent of the length of the football field. It will present replays and immerse fans outside the game into the action via a virtual experience.
I can’t wait to switch on the Great Southern Screen at Stadium Australia next year for the 2022 National Rugby League season, New South Wales (NSW) Minister for Sport, the Hon. Natalie Ward MLC explained.
She also said the project would create much-needed construction jobs in Western Sydney later this year.
The Government of New South Wales is continuing to invest in Sydney’s mega-event venue and home of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup to ensure it delivers the ultimate live experience for the people of NSW. Nevertheless, we have recently reported on Australia's plans for hosting the next super event, FIFA World Cup 2034.
Stadium upgrades in Australia are a significant step in extending the lifespan of existing buildings. Brisbane was granted the right to host the 2032 Olympics, but the real test for the country will be during the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, with Stadium Australia as one of the host venues.
Author: Karol Tatar