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New Pepsi Center scoreboard a 'game-changer'

Nuggets president Josh Kroenke excited about high-tech upgrades for 2013-14

Nuggets president Josh Kroenke is excited about the pending debut of a state-of-the-art scoreboard and sound system at Pepsi Center.
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Fans attending Nuggets games at Pepsi Center next season will have a state-of-the-art view from three to shining three.

As part of a project several months in the making, the arena will unveil a new HD scoreboard that will stretch from 3-point line to 3-point line. It will be complemented by a new 412,000-watt sound system to greatly enhance the in-game experience.

“I know this phrase gets overused sometimes, but it’s going to be a game-changer,” Nuggets president Josh Kroenke said Thursday. “Anyone who steps into the arena, their eyes are immediately going to go up to that screen. I think our fans are going to be pleasantly surprised when they come to Pepsi Center next year to see how that thing operates. It’s going to be amazing.”

The scoreboard will contain four large screens—two facing the seats along the sidelines and two facing the seats behind the baseline. The sideline screens are about 27 feet high and 48 feet wide; the other two sides are approximately 21feet high and 25 feet wide.

“The way we can configure the board is going to be limitless,” Kroenke said. “Especially the fans that are seated further away from the court, it’s going to provide a vision they’ve never really seen before. They’re going to have an opportunity to watch the game as well as watch (the screen) just like they’re watching on their television at home. I think it’s the best of both worlds.”