Toyota Arena Enhances Ribbon Board Experience with Daktronics Additions
Daktronics was called upon to replace the company’s 15-year-old ribbon board at Toyota Arena in Ontario, California, the same venue that called on the company for a new centerhung configuration in 2019. Both centerhung and ribbon products were originally provided by Daktronics in 2008 and the ribbon will be newly installed in the fall of 2023.
“We’re incredibly proud of the hard work invested in modernizing the Toyota Arena, and the enhanced ribbon board stands as a testament to the next major step in this journey,” says Gus Le Grand, general manager of Toyota Arena. “With its increased size and advanced display capabilities, it elevates the fan experience, adding another layer of excitement to the magic of the arena. A big thank you goes to Daktronics for their invaluable partnership in making this vision a reality.”
The new ribbon surrounding the arena’s seating fascia will measure approximately 2.5 feet high by 645 feet wide and will feature a 10-millimeter pixel spacing. This will bring imagery to all content shown on the display including event statistics and information, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.
This display can coordinate with the centerhung video display system to complement the overall live event experience with seamless presentations and branding on all the LED technology throughout the venue.
“We are grateful to have worked with this venue since it opened in 2008, and this will integrate well with their existing Daktronics centerhung solution and control system,” says Robin Hall, Daktronics regional manager. “This upgrade will enhance fan engagement and sponsorship for the arena as they will be upgrading the existing ribbon that lasted the previous 15 years. We appreciate the opportunity to provide quality product and support, and look forward to many successful years ahead.”
The 2019 centerhung installation included four main video displays, four corner displays and four lower displays coordinated together for a 12-display square-shaped centerhung configuration. This serves as the visual centerpiece in the arena while the ribbons surround fans to immerse them in the game-day action.