Big Screen for McDonald Jones Stadium
Friday 8 September 2017 1:00pm
Image L-R: Newcastle Knights Chief Executive Officer, Matthew Gidley, Venues NSW Board Member, Glenn Turner, and Newcastle Jets Chief Executive Officer, Lawrie McKinna.
McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle will soon boast a huge video screen to add to the experience of those attending events at the venue.
The screen measuring 98.3 square metres will be installed at the northern end of the ground and will consist of high definition technology.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC said that the screen will be up and running in time for the early round of the Hyundai A-League Season.
“The team have started removing the old screen and we’re very excited to unveil the new screen in November which is three times larger than the current screen in use.
“The screen being installed has been transported from the old Parramatta Stadium as we build the new Western Sydney Stadium to be opened in 2019. It’s a great example of ensuring that the stadia across the state work as a network – sharing assets and building the experience for those wherever they are in the state.
“Venues NSW is continuing to invest in the Newcastle’s sports fans experience and to continue to ensure McDonald Jones Stadium meets the ever expanding requirements to attract and host international sporting events,” said Venues NSW CEO Paul Doorn.
Newcastle Jets CEO, Lawrie McKinna, said this is fantastic for us and the Knights, but most importantly, this is a major coup for the fans of both clubs.
“The quality of this new screen will improve the viewing experience from all corners of the stadium, meaning fans won’t miss a minute of play on the pitch,” said Mr McKinna.
Newcastle Knights CEO, Matt Gidley said that they are excited about the installation of the new video screen at McDonald Jones Stadium.
“The upgrade will significantly add to the match day experience for our members, partners and supporters,” said Mr Gidley.