Video screen upgrade for Cbus Stadium
Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast has unveiled the first of its two new big screens, which are almost three times the size of the original.
Measuring 175 metres squared, the installation of the new video screen was completed two weeks early, in time for Thursday’s Leeds United vs Brisbane Roar pre-season friendly attended by 12,204 spectators.
Sport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said prior to the game, “the jumbo screen is hooked up and ready to shine for tonight’s first match of the Queensland Champions Cup, featuring the EPL’s Leeds United.”
“It will deliver a larger than life, high-definition experience for Cbus Super Stadium’s action replays of the Leeds United and Brisbane Roar match.
The Queensland Champions Cup match was the first of two events at the 27,690-capacity stadium over the weekend, with the NRL clash between the Gold Coast Titans and Brisbane Broncos attracting 19,245 fans on Saturday.
The new LED video screens replace the existing smaller screens which were installed when the Robina stadium opened in 2008. The are part of the Queensland Government’s plan for delivering more significant sporting events in the lead up to the 2032 Olympic Games.
Cbus Super Stadium’s new 175m2 screen in the north-eastern corner will consume less energy than the ageing 60m2 model it replaces.
A second 120m2 screen in Cbus Super Stadium’s south-west corner will be installed during October to reduce event disruption.
Cbus Super Stadium Manager Kristian Blundell said the installation of such a large piece of technology required careful planning.
“It was quite the undertaking, we needed a 16-ton crane and a 14-ton mini crane to lift parts in safely, but we went from steel structure to screen within about three days,” Mr Blundell said.
The old screens and their steel framing are being recycled during the process.