Warriors to Bring Sounds of the Court to Fans Throughout Oracle Arena

Warriors to Bring Sounds of the Court to Fans Throughout Oracle Arena
Organization Looks To Continue To Improve Game Day Experience For Fans

To further enhance the game day experience for fans, the Warriors are testing ways all spectators, regardless of seat location, experience the key “game sounds” from the court, it was announced today. During the last three home games (March 18, March 20 and March 22), the Warriors captured, seamlessly integrated and delivered in real time the sounds from the court to fans that would not normally be able to hear those sounds. The test covered five sections at Oracle Arena from just above the court-level to the last row in Club 200 (upper level). Through the testing, fans that do not normally hear the sounds on the court, for the first time, were able to hear sounds from the game including the bounce of the ball, the squeak of a player’s shoes and the banter between players and coaches.

“This project is a step forward in changing the way a fan experiences live entertainment,” said Warriors President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Welts. “While it is still early, we are planning more testing. If a fan sitting in the top row can close their eyes and know what’s going on in the game simply from the sounds they hear, then we know we’ve got something.”

Based on extensive acoustic testing, the Warriors installed multiple sets of microphones, two arrays of six loudspeaker positions, and a ring of delay speakers in strategic locations around the court and throughout Oracle Arena to deliver the right sounds to those further away from the action, but not to those fans close enough to already experience the sounds of the game. The Warriors plan to continue to explore ways to further this test in their ongoing desire to provide their fans the best game day experience.

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