Breathtaking Visual Effects at Baoshan Sports Center
The 81,000 square-meter Baoshan Sports Center and library, located in the heart of Shanghai’s Baoshan District, includes a multi-purpose basketball arena, gymnasium, library, and civic cultural/sports plaza. The renovated Baoshan Sports Center will be an important venue for the people of Shanghai to watch major sporting events, take in exciting arts performances from home and abroad, and enjoy high-quality cultural and athletic life.
The increasing technological awareness of audiences means that they have become more demanding in terms of the viewing quality provided for sports events and large performances. Having facilities—especially jumbo screens—that can provide a superior viewing experience is now a vital element of a venue’s offering and from the renovation project’s inception, Baoshan Sports Center knew it needed to partner with a well-known provider.
Having compared the world’s leading LED display solution providers, the Center decided that Lighthouse Technologies was the clear winner across all selection criteria. By providing unrivalled color reproduction, Lighthouse display screens not only give audiences a breathtaking viewing experience, they are also perfect for showing a company’s brand images. Lighthouse Technologies provides a total solution for indoor and outdoor display screens as well as comprehensive after-sale service and the company can respond rapidly to any challenges that arise during the course of installation, disassembly and use.
A total of 400 square meters of Lighthouse-supplied display screens were installed both indoors and out. The outdoor screen, installed on the stage of the civic plaza, is a 20mm pixel pitch measuring 15 meters wide and 9 meters (3 stories) high. The basketball arena’s center-hung, eight sided scoreboard and ring screens are all 16mm, as is the LED fascia ribbon display. The center-hung scoreboard screens and main video screen, featuring only 6mm pixel elements, are among Lighthouse’s thinnest and lightest products. The display screens for the project include a built-in Lighthouse LED failure diagnostic system and enhanced grayscale processing technology for optimal image quality. Together with its high image resolution, high contrast ratio, high brightness and high refresh rate, built-in HDMI LED processors—an industry first developed by Lighthouse—enable Lighthouse display screens to present more vivid HD imagery.
Baoshan Sports Center stadium, now renovated according to NBA standards, is expected to become a major venue for international basketball games and large performances. Audiences will be able to catch every moment of game highlights by watching the Lighthouse display screen, which are all ultra-high contrast and a wide viewing angle, so fans in every corner of the stadium can appreciate the unprecedented audio-visual effects and unparalleled sports entertainment experience. Lighthouse display screens outperform their peer products not only with their picture quality, but also with their low power consumption, low heat, low noise level, environmental friendliness, long lifetimes, high reliability, and ease of maintenance.
“With China’s rapid urbanization, large-scale stadiums are in high demand,” says Lighthouse’s Managing Director, Peter Chan. “Lighthouse is highly experienced in providing total solutions in comprehensive and tailored display screen projects for such large stadiums. As a leading LED display screen solution provider, we are proud of our presence in world-class sports centers such as Portland’s JELD-WEN Field, Bradley Center in Los Angeles, American Airlines Center in Dallas, University of Michigan’s Michigan Stadium, and BC Place in Vancouver. Looking forward, we will continue to devote ourselves to bringing viewing pleasure to our audiences at every game and performance.”