Stadiums always look better like that. Full stadiums manage to hide the flaws in the facility which you can see a lot easier when they are nearly empty. Leichhardt Oval is a good example. During an NRL game it looks ok when you look at the side facing the camera, in the earlier games you see the little stand and hill on that side and it looks bush league.I can remember when the stadium was standing room only
If I recall the original screens at MSS were bigger and very good. Then they downsized.I thought it would be interesting to see what size the new screen at Mt Smart could be.
JD indicated that this will be the biggest screen in Australasia.
Allianz Stadium and the MCG currently have the biggest screens in Australia.
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27 metres wide and 10 metres high.
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25.24 metres wide and 13.17 metres high or approximately 332 square metres.
As you can see the screens at Allianz and the MCG are pretty big.
In USA where big is better, this screen at NFL stadium EverBank Field in Florida dwarfs all of them.
EverBank Field in Florida
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110 metres wide x 18 metres high
It will be interesting to see if the new screen at Mt Smart will actually be bigger than the screens at the MCG and Allianz.
Whatever size it is, it will sure be better than what was previously there and it will definitely improve the game day experience at the ground.
I will be watching with some interest during the 4 months to see how big this screen will be!
Hmmmmm interesting indeed. Time to get club to comment. GODoyle definitely said it was the biggest one in the southern hemisphere...Hmmm... thought this was meant to be the biggest screen in the southern hemsiphere...as GODoyle told us!! I note the wording in the article is now NZs biggest screen.
19m by 11m is nowhere near as big as the one at Allianz Stadium. That monster is 27m wide!!!!!
Definitely a temporary screen.