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The National Football League (NFL) team Washington Commanders announced upgrades to the videoboards and the audio systems at their home pitch – the FedExField in Landover, Maryland (US) for the upcoming 2023 NFL Season.

‘Washington Commanders’ stated that these upgrades will benefit Commanders fans across the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia (DMV) and beyond, giving them the technology and information they need to immerse themselves in an enhanced, fan-first gameday experience and atmosphere at the FedExField. When in attendance at a Commanders game next Fall, expect better visibility to game footage and improved audio, statistics, play-by-play engagement, updated graphics, and more.

The Washington Commanders are a professional American football team based in the Washington metropolitan area (US). Formerly known as the Washington Redskins, the team competes in the National Football League (NFL) as a member of the National Football Conference (NFC) East division.

The FedExField is an American football stadium located in Summerfield, Maryland, five miles East of Washington, D.C. (US). The stadium is the home of the Washington Commanders of the National Football League (NFL). From 2004 until 2010, it had the largest seating capacity in the NFL at over 91,000. As of 2022, the capacity is 67,617.

‘Washington Commanders’ further stated that the Commanders worked with Technology Consultant, Anthony James Partners (AJP), to manage the design, procurement and implementation of new, high-definition LED video displays and a state-of-the-art distributed loudspeaker system for the 2023 NFL season.

ANC, the technology integration partner selected for video displays at the FedExField, has extensive experience in providing digital signage design, installation, gameday operations, and support services across numerous professional venues. The ANC currently has four NFL contracts, 10 Major League Baseball (MLB) venues, 10 National Basketball Association (NBA) arenas, additional National Hockey League (NHL) and Major League Soccer (MLS) crossover locations, and over 70 collegiate sports venues over the past decade.

Said Trista Langdon, Senior Vice-President (SVP) of Operations and Guest Experience for the Washington Commanders, “The upgraded video displays and audio systems are the next steps in modernizing our stadium to create an exciting and immersive gameday experience. The upgraded resolution will immediately improve the in-game experience for our fans by providing crisp views of video content and game information, as well as immersive play-by-play engagement.”

For fans in the seating bowl and suites, the new LED Endzone and Game-in-play displays will showcase the Commanders’ action on the field at a higher resolution providing incredible image quality.
 

LED Video Displays and LED Ribbons Specifications:

  • Main Endzone Displays: High definition 8mm – 27.34’ H x 95.14’ W (QTY 2);
  • Game-in-play Displays: 8mm – 4.37’ H x 37.17’ W (QTY 4);
  • Ribbon Displays: 10mm – 2.95’ H x 674.54’ W (QTY 2); and
  • ANC Studios One-Year Unlimited Graphics Package.

 
Said Michael Rowe, AJP’s head honcho, “The Washington Commanders have been such a great team to work with and we appreciate their dedication to giving their fans the best possible experience. With the newest technology in audio, plus 8mm LED Displays, you’ll be able to both hear and see a noticeable difference. The FedExField will have superior sound and some of the tightest pitch screens in the NFL.”

Harnessing the potential of all these improved displays, the Commanders also will reveal an upgraded graphics package designed in collaboration with ANC Studios’ Graphics Department, ensuring that the upgraded screens deliver energetic, dynamic visuals alongside realtime stat updates, sponsored content and more gameday action.

Stated Jerry Cifarelli Jr., Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ANC, “We are very excited to be working with the Washington Commanders as they modernize the venue to improve the atmosphere for fans. The immediate impact of the higher quality visuals and streamlined new technologies provide endless opportunities to feature more robust and entertaining in-event content and the flexibility to reconfigure this quality 8mm product when they find their new home. We can’t wait to see them take it to the next level.”

The audio system designed by the AJP features a new Fulcrum Acoustic distributed loudspeaker system and full-range loudspeakers powered by the brand new Powersoft Unica series digital, multichannel, high performance audio power amplifiers. A new Digico digital mix package will be installed, featuring updated source devices, including wireless microphones, streaming audio, Bluetooth, traditional analog program music, and FM radio sources. The awarded audio system vendor will be announced in the coming months.

Fans can check out ANC’s nearby integrations, including the 41,313-capacity Nationals Park, an extensive display network for The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Metro stations, ANC support services for the 67,594-capacity Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia displays and the ongoing technology innovation for Philadelphia’s 21,000-capacity Wells Fargo Center, including the first-of-its-kind a patented 4K Kinetic Center Hung. Other ANC iconic outdoor sports deployments include ongoing display innovations with the Major League Baseball (MLB) team Los Angeles Dodgers, the 1,00,119-capacity Darrell K Royal Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas, and an impressive 8mm scoreboard for the University of South Carolina, the exact product coming to the FedExField.

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