- Large displays to show live video and instant replays plus in-game statistics
- Watch time-lapse footage of the screens being installed
Rugby fans heading to Twickenham Stadium this weekend to watch the 2014 World Club Sevens will be the first to view high-quality action replays on two new, 169-square-metre LED screens.
The 13HD pixel displays will have the ability to show live-video and instant replays, as well as being able to divide into multiple sections to show a variety of statistics, game information, graphics and animations, with partner presence which will link in with the pitch side and mid-tier LED boards.
Installed and suspended off the stadium roof in the north and south stands, the state-of-the-art screens will allow 650 seats to be added in time for November's 2014 QBE Internationals, increasing the stadium capacity to over 82,000. It will also generate an additional 6,500 tickets for the 10 fixtures that Twickenham will host at Rugby World Cup 2015.
The installation is part of the RFU's long-term strategy to digitally connect the stadium and enhance its engagement with fans as well as improving their Twickenham experience. It will provide supporters with a variety of content which will be rolled out in the near future.
Two smaller displays have also been constructed behind each of the larger screens to give supporters even more options to catch the action again.
Twickenham Stadium is fast becoming a popular venue for non-rugby events and has hosted a number of sell-out music events with artists including the Rolling Stones, U2, Lady Gaga and charity concerts for Help for Heroes and Chime for Change. This improvement in technology will bring significant benefits to all events held at the stadium.