Etihad Arena Receives New Centerhung Video Display System from Daktronics

Daktronics has partnered with Etihad Arena to design, manufacture and install a new five-display centerhung system and freeform marquee display at the venue in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Installation was recently completed in 2023 and the system has been in use for premier events to entertain and inform audiences.

Centerhung System Details
The centerhung is comprised of four main video displays, one facing each direction while hanging from the center of the arena. Each display measures 4 meters high by 7 meters wide. Below these four displays sits a ring display measuring 1 meter high by 22 meters in circumference. All five displays feature a tight 2.6-millimeter pixel spacing to deliver crisp, clear imagery to audiences in every seat.

The four main video displays are capable of variable content zoning allowing each to show one large image or to be divided into multiple different zones to show any combination of live video, instant replays, statistics, graphics and animations, and other arena messages. The ring display can provide supplemental information to the main displays while also providing the opportunity to highlight sponsors throughout events.

“It’s rewarding to work with professional teams such as the ones at Miral and Etihad Arena,” says Mathieu Verbraken at Daktronics Dubai. “The displays are on par with the world class status of this venue. We look forward to the many nice shows our displays will support.”

Outside the arena, a marquee display is created using freeform LED elements. These transparent elements are mounted to the building’s exterior and form a display measuring 9 meters high by 32 meters wide. Pixel spacing is 10.4-millimeter high by 20.8-millimeters wide and when viewed from a distance combine to deliver a fully visible video image and other digital content.

The versatility of this marquee allows it to promote upcoming events while also delivering sponsorship messages and other arena announcements.

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