NHL’s Blue Jackets Use Fine Pitch LED To Bling Out Locker Room, Public Areas

March 17, 2023 by Dave Haynes

Center-hung replay/scoreboards and LED ribbons are now pretty standard elements of pro sports venues, but the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets really went to town with the tech as part of a rolling renovation project at Nationwide Arena.

The most notable addition is a blinged-out locker room for the home team, which also has a 1.2mm pitch LED center-hung, as well as individual displays over each player stall. There are four convex LED displays – each 4’5″ x 7’10” screen,

SNA Displays provided the LED displays around the arena, working with AV integrator SoundCom working with center-hung frame fabricator, Jones Signs. Owner-representative Anthony James Partners provided consultation services during each phase of the project, while Osborn Engineering designed and oversaw the development of the center-hung structure.

~sedna provides the media playback technology for the arena.

Around the rest of the venue, there are numerous displays, including:

  • A press room 1.5mm LED video wall;
  • A “waterfall” entrance display described as a triple-faced, custom-fabricated LED screen set into the corner of a hallway leading to the locker rooms. It stands just over 11 feet at its tallest section and 5’3″ at its widest, processing approximately 5.3 million total pixels;
  • A variety of LED screens around the seating and entrance areas, including ones that help direct ticket-holders as they approach the arena.


  1. Kevin Nowak says:

    OSPORTS is the project designer/architect and Osborn Engineering provide all MEP and Structural engineering for this effort.

  2. Joyce Tamulewicz says:

    Awesome! Fantastic locker room! Great job! Love the color blue!💙

    1. Jerry Tamulewicz says:

      Great job Anthony James Partners!

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