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Daktronics scoreboard for the new Milwaukee Bucks arena arrives

Posted at 9:33 AM, Jan 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-16 17:01:04-05

The new Milwaukee Bucks arena hit another milestone Tuesday, unveiling the brand new scoreboard at the construction site. 

The hanging centerpiece is one of the top ten largest in the NBA. It's full HD with 9.4 million LED lights to add to the fan experience.

"It's the largest center-hung equally four-sided scoreboard in the NBA," said Bucks Senior Vice President Alex Lasry. "Not only one of the biggest, but also one of the crispest."

The scoreboard itself stands two and a half stories tall. Lasry compares its picture quality to what you'd find in a home theater.

"Whether you're upper bowl, lower bowl, walking the concourse, we want to make sure that this is a place that everyone can enjoy," he said. "We can make sure we're putting stats in one area, game footage in the other.

"That's something that you're not quite getting in the Bradley Center," he also said.

It can be raised or lowered based on the event.

"Hockey and basketball are two different heights based on sight lines," said Matt Gregg with Daktronics.

Overall, Lasry says arena construction is on-time and on-budget at $524 million. It's 80 percent complete with nearly half the seats installed. Seats that are selling fast.

"I believe we're at just about over 9,000 season tickets equivalence sold so far, we think that's something that will go up as we head into the new arena," he said.

There's no naming rights update at this point, however, the Bucks organization guarantees it will be chosen by the time this arena is complete this August.