Audiences will be able to experience next level sporting and event action as Stadium Australia in Sydney Olympic Park will soon be home to the world’s longest straight-run stadium video screen.
According to Stadium Australia, the Great Southern Screen will be part of more than $10 million dollars’ worth of upgrades throughout the stadium, and according to NSW Minister for Sport, the Hon. Natalie Ward MLC will also create more construction jobs in Western Sydney later this year.
“The NSW Government is continuing to invest in Sydney’s mega-event venue and home of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup to ensure it delivers the ultimate live experience for the people of NSW.”
The screen will boast a length of 120m with 10m in height and will be the same size as the length of a football field. It will be installed just in time for the start of the 2022 footy season.
Daktronics Australia will be installing the video screen at Stadium Australia, with Daktronics Australia Region Manager Blair Robertson saying that, “the 1200sq/m high-definition video display will entertain and amaze fans . . . it will generate a live game-day experience that has never been experienced in Australia.”
While architectural design firm, Populous will manage the incorporation of the screens into the stadium. Populous Senior Principal Al Baxter said that the screen will create opportunities for event branding, spectator engagement and potential revenue for the stadium hirers.
“The positioning and functionality of this enormous high-definition screen will create a major impact on fans. Whether it’s watching the finals of the 2023 Women’s World Cup, State of Origin, a Guns N’ Roses concert or for something like the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, every person in the Stadium will be immersed in live feeds, replays, split-screen programming or social media chats.”
Currently, the biggest high-definition sports video screen in Australia is reportedly located at Eagle Farm Racecourse, measuring 43.89m x 10.97m. The new Stadium Australia screen will be approximately three times bigger.
Photo: Stadium Australia Media Release