Main stadium gets AV boost for extra clarity

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Main stadium gets AV boost for extra clarity


The main venue for the World Championships in Athletics will be equipped with the latest audio and video systems.

Daegu Stadium will feature a new main scoreboard on the south end and an auxiliary scoreboard on the north end, plus another temporary electronic board above the seats on the east side. The organizing committee said it spent 4.4 billion won ($4.1 million) to install the high-definition screens.

During the nine-day event, fans will be able to enjoy easier-to-read results as the main scoreboard (24.24 meters by 9.6 meters) and supporting scoreboard (17.04 meters by 9.6 meters) are now 1.5 times larger, and clearer. The screens can also show up to six video feeds simultaneously.

The screens will provide updates and highlights from several different events, as well as athletes' profiles and broadcast interviews.

Along the first floor seats, where fans may not be able to view the screens, 80 LCD TV sets will be installed every 15 meters. Some 252 speakers and 206 amplifiers have also been set up around the stadium, and a dozen public address announcers will be on hand.

Meanwhile, the stadium lighting has been enhanced. The level of illumination has been upgraded from 1,250 lux to 2,250 lux, meaning that spectators can enjoy greater clarity when they attend competitions after the sun goes down.
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