Orlando City Stadium Opens with Panasonic as Official Technology Solutions Provider and Partner
Orlando City hosts New York City FC in New Stadium on MLS Opening Day
Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company, a leader in implementing advanced technology solutions serving sports, entertainment and retail industries, showcased their technologies at Orlando City Stadium’s opening event last night, where Orlando City opened its third season in Major League Soccer (MLS) against New York City FC in front of a sold-out crowd.
Panasonic manufactured and installed the main LED video display – measuring 60-feet by 33-feet – equivalent to 2.5 soccer goals wide, by 4 soccer goals high – that adds to the fan experience providing opportunities to see instant replays, interviews and special happenings in real-time. Additionally, visitors can live track scores and stats and truly immerse themselves in the experience on the over 300 feet of ribbon displays and the 584 feet of pitch perimeter displays.
The main video board and pitch perimeter displays feature 16mm LED video technology for high-resolution viewing clarity. The dual fascia ribbon displays feature 20mm LED video technology, independently measuring 150 feet long by over 3 feet high.
“Having Panasonic as our technology partner is a huge asset to both us as a club and to all of our fans,” Orlando City SC’s VP of Corporate Partnerships Rob Parker said. “Panasonic understands the importance of having not only top notch technology, but the importance using that technology to engage with fans, making them a part of the game no matter where they are in the stadium.”
“Panasonic genuinely values being the principal provider of technology and fan engagement solutions for several stadiums in MLS, and the addition of our partnership with Orlando City and their new soccer-specific stadium is truly an honor,” said Don Szczepaniak, Executive Vice President, Sensory Solutions, Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company. “It is our mission to provide solutions to the team that enables them to bring about an entirely new experience that will entertain and excite their fans.”
Orlando City Stadium is home to Orlando City, Orlando Pride of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and Orlando City B of the United Soccer League (USL).The stadium is designed with the intention of creating the loudest and most intimidating atmosphere, with North America’s only safe-standing supporter section and a low slanted roof line to amplify crowd noise.
About Orlando City SC:
After winning three USL-Pro regular season championships and two post-season titles over a four-year span, Orlando City SC quickly set the standard for professional soccer clubs, both on and off the field, and was awarded the 21st franchise in Major League Soccer (MLS) on Nov. 19, 2013. The Club began MLS play in Central Florida in 2015, setting league attendance records for an expansion side in its first season and has welcomed over 60,000 fans for consecutive season-opening matches in 2015 and 2016. The Lions, who held the second highest average attendance in the league for the second consecutive season, will begin play in a privately funded, state-of-the-art downtown stadium in the 2017 MLS season.
Orlando City SC also operates Orlando Pride of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and Orlando City B of the United Soccer League (USL), which both began play in 2016. For more information, visit www.orlandocitysc.com, www.orlando-pride.com or www.orlandocityb.com.
About Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company / Sensory Solutions
Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company, a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, designs, installs and services large-scale audio-visual technology solutions for the enterprise market. Panasonic Enterprise Solutions serves customers across a wide range of industries with customized applications using cutting-edge technologies, experience in managing large-scale, complex corporate projects and dedicated onsite support services. The Sensory Solutions team is a recognized industry leader in high-end digital display solutions that create unique fan experiences, installing and networking some of the largest high-definition LED video boards in the world at many famous sports and entertainment venues, including Golden 1 Center home of the Sacramento Kings, SunTrust Park home of the Atlanta Braves, The Star in Frisco home of the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters, Mercedes-Benz Stadium home of the New Orleans Saints, Lincoln Financial Field home of the Philadelphia Eagles, Florida State University, University of Wyoming, Bristol Motor Speedway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.