General Mt Smart Stadium

AusWarriorsFan

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I thought we were forklifting it to the waterfront? haha.

Can you imagine the parking. Mind you i have to admit its location turns me off when Im in NZ. Was great for the Games back in the day :). But its a bad footy stadium.
 

snake77

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It will be interesting to see how the ground looks next year. Also how it changes over the next few years. A bit of a change to getting told to move to Eden Park, North Harbour like what was going to happen.
 

snake77

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I can remember when the stadium was standing room only
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 remember in the early years when the crowds were up. Our favourite loud mouthed Australian CEO said he could see Mt Smart being upgraded to a 50,000 capacity. 20 years later it's run down and the club needed to fight not be moved around town.
 
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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.

Allianz Stadium

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27 metres wide and 10 metres high.

MCG

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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!
 

bruce

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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.

Allianz Stadium

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27 metres wide and 10 metres high.

MCG

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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

View attachment 21950

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!
If I recall the original screens at MSS were bigger and very good. Then they downsized.
 

gREVUS

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If I recall the original screens at MSS were bigger and very good. Then they downsized.
Are u thinking of the portable one they used to bring in at the begining?
 

bruce

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Are u thinking of the portable one they used to bring in at the begining?
The one they had in 1995. It was pretty big, and they had other smaller ones as well.
 

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Warriors: New Zealand's largest high-definition mega-screen under construction at Mt Smart Stadium


New Zealand's largest high-definition LED mega-screen will replace the temporary screens at the northern end of Mt Smart Stadium. Photo / Photosport.

The Warriors game day experience is set to be bigger and better than ever with the installation of New Zealand's largest high definition LED mega-screen underway at Mt Smart Stadium.

The million dollar 212 square metre screen will be almost five times the size of the existing temporary screens used at Warriors home games and will be the largest permanent stadium screen in the country.

Construction at the Penrose venue began last month with large scale excavation into the hill at the northern end of the ground before digging began to house the screen's foundation.


Work has begun on the mega-screen foundation following excavation into the hill at the northern end of Mt Smart Stadium. Photo / Warriors - Peter Young.
The project will be completed before the start of next year's NRL season with the Warriors reportedly in line to host a round one match against St George Illawarra on Saturday March 4.

"It will be fantastic," said Warriors managing director Jim Doyle.

"I've known for a while where it's going to be positioned and how big it is going to be but when you think about how far they have had to cut into the hill to be able to go down to then put the foundations in to support it, it will be stunning.

"It will make a massive difference."


Work is continuing on building the foundation to support the mega-screen. Photo / Warriors - Peter Young.
The Daktronics screen is the same brand and similar in size to the huge 'superscreens' installed at Sydney's Allianz Stadium in 2015.

Standing 11 metres by 19 metres, the mega-screen will deliver high-definition live action and replays and also offers split screens showing scores, statistics and other stadium messages.

The cost and installation of the mega-screen is being covered by Regional Facilities Auckland as part of the terms of their agreement with the club that secured Mt Smart Stadium as the Warriors home ground until 2028.

The RFA have committed around $11 million to upgrading the venue in the next few years, with improvements also due to be made to the stadiums toilets and change room facilities.

The installation of a permanent screen is a long-term investment that will remove the need and cost of hiring temporary screens for Warriors' matches.

"The screen will cost us just over a million dollars," explained RFA chief executive Chris Brooks.

"The payback of that is about six years because we hire screens in. So we're quite happy to do that and we're still working through the installation costs.

"The Warriors have also done a lot of good work in terms of enhancing things on their side as well."

The project is indicative of the improved relationship between the club and RFA, after the Warriors successfully opposed the council's initial stadium strategy that proposed a shift to either Eden Park or North Harbour Stadium.

"They've been really, really supportive," said Doyle.

"Obviously in the last year we've changed from going to be kicked out to staying there for another 10 years so it's been great."

Read more by David Skipwith - [URL='https://www.nzherald.co.nz/']NZ Herald[/URL]
 
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mt.wellington

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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!!!!!
Hmmmmm interesting indeed. Time to get club to comment. GODoyle definitely said it was the biggest one in the southern hemisphere...
 

snake77

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Yeah I was expecting bigger than that. It's smaller than the guys head.:p

I would expect the new one would be at least 3 of those in terms of width and hopefully higher.
 
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1995Warriorsfan

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At least the screen is a big improvement to what they had previously.

I suppose they will now need to move the members tent to either side of the screen.
 

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