Denver Nuggets' New Scoreboard Is a Giant, Beautiful Monstrosity

Dan CarsonTrending Lead WriterSeptember 19, 2013

Image via Denver Nuggets
Image via Denver Nuggets

Necessary?? Is it necessary for the Nuggets to build a 4,000 square-foot scoreboard?

No—but it’s beautiful, and they like the taste.

Denver’s Pepsi Center may not need the largest indoor HD screens in the NBA/NHL, but the new jumbo display is installed and it isn’t going anywhere, according to Nate Scott of

“Immense” doesn’t even begin to describe the new “Pepsi Vision” scoreboard, which looms over the court like a giant glowing billboard in the enclosed arena.

According to the Denver Nuggets, the scoreboard will feature displays every bit as clear as cutting edge in-home televisions. If you’re a gadget geek, you may want to strap on a bib for this next paragraph. 

Per the Nuggets' website.

The scoreboard will broadcast in a true 16:9 aspect ratio at 1080p HD and boasts a surface area of more than 4,400 square feet, making it the largest in the NBA or NHL. The length spans 3-point line to 3-point line for basketball and blue line to blue line for hockey.

It’s hard to extrapolate that square footage to TV standards, but here’s one way to look at it: The average single-family residence in the United States is just under 2,200 square feet. So if you laid the screens flat, there would be more than enough room for two four-person families to live on top of them comfortably. 

In other words, dear Lord that’s gigantic.

The Colorado Avalanche played a preseason game under the glow of their new mega-board on Wednesday, and it looked just as big as advertised.

The “Pepsi Vision” scoreboard has been a project two years in the making. The actual assembly of the screens began in may. Here’s a time-lapse video of the process.

Yessir, this thing is enormous, and while it isn’t as large as the opulent mega-screen at Cowboys Stadium, it’s definitely the toast of the NBA and NHL.

Just remember, Colorado sports fans: The game on the screen is still being played on the court in front of you. Don’t forget to look down every once in a while.


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