displayLED has installed a 102m2 LED scoreboard at Headingley Carnegie cricket ground in time for the 4th npower Ashes Test against Australia in August. The 16×6.4m screen is the largest LED video display in a UK sports venue.
The digiLED screen provides full scoreboard capabilities, video replays, advertising and sponsorship video, text and graphics for the 17,000 capacity crowd.
The previous display area included an outdated fixed scoreboard system, housed in less than a third of the available display area, static signage taking up another third and the final third allocated to an LED video screen which the Yorkshire County Cricket Cround (YCCC) rented in for high profile matches. The permanent digiLED screen will show cricket scoring data and video, removing the need for a rental screen.
The digiLED Ld10S screen has an effective pixel pitch of 10mm and an effective resolution of 1600×640 and will display video images, scores and graphics. The screen was built to a custom size, using LED tiles inserted into bespoke modules to get as close as possible to the original dimensions of the structure and maximise the display area.
The digiLED screen comes complete with digiPRO HD video processing supplied by displayLED and a scoring control system, supplied by Technographics.
The installation of the digiLED screen, ground developments and the new Carnegie Pavilion are part of a number of improvements to develop Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground into a ground satisfying the ECB’s requirements for Category A venues.
Stewart Regan, chief exec of the YCCC said: ‘The screen will add real value to the match day experience for our supporters bringing scores, video replays and sponsors’ logos to the fans. It is also another vital piece of the jigsaw needed in satisfying the criteria for staging major international cricket events.’