This is a smartphone cam shot of the media mesh LED wall turned on and being tweaked at the new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, home of the relocated Raiders NFL team.
The shot is from a Vegas sportswriter.
— Mick Akers (@mickakers) September 15, 2020
It looks terrible, but that tends to be how these things work when first installed. You light it up, sort out what needs calibration and physical adjustment, and make it better.
The original story I had up about the display suggested it was 345 feet wide. But more recent reports are saying it is 275 feet. The display, unlike most giant LED displays at sports venues, is outside the building (let’s assume there is big LED inside, as well).
The Raiders play their first Las Vegas game on Monday night, so the techs have a few days and evenings to make it pretty. Because of COVID, the seating bowl in the stadium will be empty.
Anybody know the manufacturer here. I know the LCDs in the stadium are Samsung, but that company does not – at least I don’t think – do mesh LED.
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for some 14 years. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He’s based near Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast.