Croke Park Stadium Director Peter McKenna says the installation of two high definition screens at GAA HQ will significantly enhance the spectator experience.
The two existing screens above the Nally Stand and at the intersection of the Hogan and Davin Stands were dismantled on Wednesday, having run their ten-year course. Work commenced yesterday on installing the replacement hi-def screens.
The cost of assembling the two screens is expected to be a six-figure sum and McKenna is confident both will be in operation for the Dublin-Galway Leinster SHC quarter-final and Leinster SFC quarter-final involving Dublin and either Longford or Offaly on Sunday, May 31.
“The two old screens were standard definition and there will be a noticeable difference and improvement in quality once the high definition screens are in place,” he said.
“The quality of the replays shown on the screens will be much greater as will the sponsorship brands and logos that appear on the screen.
“It will also allow sponsors post messages on the screen that can be easily viewed by spectators.
“We are working with DCU at present to explore other ways of using the new screens to engage with spectators. There are several concepts on the table and being discussed at present. We hope to be in a position to test these ideas later in the summer.”
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