United Center Announces New Scoreboard, Sound System For 2019-2020 Season

Josh Liss
March 20, 2019 - 9:32 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWRADIO) -- Attention Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks fans, your in-game experience is about to get even better.

The United Center announced Wednesday a new scoreboard and sound system will debut for the start of the 2019-2020 season.

The state-of-the-art scoreboard will hang from the center of the arena and will feature a one-of-a-kind design, including 8,600 square feet of 4mm pixel pitch displays making it the largest center-hung screen display among all arenas that host both NBA and NHL teams. 

The scoreboard also features nearly four times more LED screen display than the existing one, kinetic movement with six independent panels, first-of-its-kind, continuous inner ring display; and immersive audio, production lighting and more, according to the United Center Joint Venture. 

“This new scoreboard allows us the opportunity to take the in-game experience to the next level,” said Sergio Lozano, Senior Director, Scoreboard Operations, United Center, in a statement. “Fans will be blown away by the remarkable scale and unique capabilities leading to a truly captivating in-game experience.”

New United Center Scoreboard
Photo courtesy of the United Center

The goal of the new scoreboard is to allow fans in every seat better visibility. 

To complement the new scoreboard, the United Center is also installing "a fully customized, production-level sound system that will deliver more balanced, seamless and powerful audio to fans and visitors of all events."

The two new upgrades are in addition to the new arena bowl seats and the installation of LED sports lighting - all apart of the United Center's commitment to enhancing the fan experience