Battle at Bristol: ‘Colossus TV’ video board to also be used at Final Four
After fans at the Battle at Bristol finish watching Virginia Tech take on Tennessee on Colossus TV, the world’s largest outdoor center-hung television display, the 700-ton piece will be taken down, but where will it go from there?
Eventually, the massive four-sided video board will make a stop in Phoenix, Arizona to be used during the Final Four games.
According to Bristol Motor Speedway, each of Colossus’ screens measure 29.5 feet tall by 62.9 feet wide. As for the quality of the screens, 18 million pixels make up the entire system, and the pixels are grouped tighter than the screen displays in Times Square in New York, which means the screens are 23 times brighter and 25 percent sharper than the average HDTV.
The center structure, according to ESPN, is roughly the equivalent of the 13,000 square foot, three-story house. Over 100 tons of cabling suspend Colossus, and the suspension cables are larger than some of the cables supporting the Golden Gate Bridge with a length that could circle Bristol’s track twice.
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Also, the screens remain a single part of Colossus. The board also includes a massive sound system, which involves 540,000 watts powering 380 three-way loudspeakers and 48 subwoofers. This allows a no more than a three decibel distance between any seat in the stands.
Colossus has been called an architectural marvel and looks to be an interesting addition to the viewing experience at the Final Four.