TS Sports is proud and honored to be the integrator chosen to engineer, manufacture and install the new LED video displays at BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. BC Place is home to the MLS White Caps, the CFL BC Lions and served as a primary venue for the 2010 Winter Olympics. BC Place unveiled their state-of-the-art, newly renovated arena in September 2011.
TS Sports assimilated 6 major video display systems, manufactured by Lighthouse Technologies, throughout BC Place. The 4-sided, center-hung structure spans 68ft in length, 37.8ft in height and over 32’ in depth. 500ft of 20mm LED field level fascia surrounds the field, and 1800ft of 20mm Lighthouse fascia is affixed to the facade of the arena.
In the center of the arena hangs the second largest center-hung structure in all of North America. BC Place’s center-hung was uniquely engineered to meet the requirements of the retractable ceiling. TS Sports exclusive supplier, Lighthouse Technologies, redesigned their video panels to reduce the weight of each panel allowing our team to create larger displays than originally planned, while still meeting specified weight requirements. In addition to the obstacle of weight management, this 65-ton center-hung board required suspension from BC Place’s retractable roof. Using super structure framing, TS Sports engineers created a solution, making BC Place one of the most unique center-hung projects in the world.
- Center-Hung Display – Two (2) 16mm-SMD – 37.8’ x 68.03’
- Center-Hung Display – Two (2) 16mm-SMD – 20.79’ x 32.76’
- LED Fascia Display – One (1) 20mm – 4.2’ x 1800’
- LED Field-Level Fascia Display – One (1) 20mm – 3.15’ x 550’
Matt Ritter, VP of TS Sports said, “Throughout the process, BC Place made it clear that they wanted the largest center hung video system the roof could handle. Our LED video partner, Lighthouse Technologies, delivered in a big way with a dynamic 16mm-SMD video solution meeting the project weight requirements.”
Fans will witness the magnitude of BC Place’s StarVision video displays in November at the 2011 CFL Grey Cup Championship.