During the offseason, a second round of renovations was started at Capital One Arena. The main focus of these “Phase II” upgrades were enhancements to the video displays in and around the arena, as well as further concession upgrades and a facelift for the 200 level.
While many of the upgrades, such as the full scope of the LED “sky ring” boards, aren’t quite ready to go just yet, fans attending tonight’s first preseason game against Chicago will get a first look at the brand spanking new jumbotron.
Take a gander at this absolute unit.
While the majority of upgrades are completed and will be in place for the Caps preseason games, several new additions will not make their official debut until Oct. 5. pic.twitter.com/LjZJM58JXs
— Capital One Arena (@CapitalOneArena) September 16, 2019
— Zack Fisch (@zackfisch) September 16, 2019
The remaining upgrades will ready by the Capitals’ regular season home opener on October 5.
The Caps aren’t the only team whose arena is getting some shiny new toys this season. Metro Division rival Philadelphia has also revealed its new jumbotron, which is being hailed as “the world’s first 4K kinetic scoreboard.”
Welcome to the new age. pic.twitter.com/8sHTcJiDlt
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) September 10, 2019
OH MY GOD IT MOVES.
More from Monumental:
Monumental Sports & Entertainment is continuing to enhance the fan experience at Capital One Arena with phase II of renovations at the venue slated for completion for the Washington Capitals season opener on Oct. 5, 2019.
Updates to the arena include one of the largest 360-degree continuous video screens in sports, four revolutionary two-sided DualTV boards, a gravity-defying sky ring, wrapped-to-perfection ribbon boards, newly designed concessions, an enhanced Ultra Club and rebranded Devils Backbone Lounge and a modernized 200-level concourse.
While the majority of upgrades have been completed and will be in place for the Capitals preseason games versus Chicago (9/16), St. Louis (9/18) and Carolina (9/21), several new additions to the venue will not make their official debut until the Capitals season opener on Oct. 5.
The Market Place Concession Stand (outside of section 214)
Upgraded Chevron Administrative Entrance on 7th Street (note: entrance will be closed for all Capitals preseason games)
Full breadth of the LED experience including the sky ring and kinetic capability of the center-hung scoreboard as well as the dual display functionality of the four boards in the corners of the arena
For more information on the renovations at Capital One Arena, please go to http://www.capitalonearenarenovation.com.
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