Are the Clink's jumbotrons too small?

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Are the Clink's jumbotrons too small?
Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:09 am
  • Before I start, yes, I know that what matters is the action on the field, not what happens on the video screens, yada yada yada.

    But still, the news about the new giant screen going up at Safeco Field got me to thinking about the screens at Centurylink Field. I was a season ticket holder during the Seahawks first season there, and even then I remember being a little disappointed in the screens. My disappointment then wasn't so much the size of the screens--it was more about the less-than-ideal aspect ratios of the two screens. The screen above the Hawks Nest appears to be the old 4:3 standard definition ratio, and the screen above the south endzone is panoramic. Neither one of them is well suited to showing replays in 16:9 high definition format, and most of the replays they show are truncated and don't include all of the action that the folks at home are seeing on their HDTVs.

    The problem is that those non-standard dimensions were dictated by the design of the stadium. It seems it would be impossible to make the north screen bigger without widening the Hawks Nest seating (and reducing the beautiful views of the city). The south screen would block seats if it was made taller, or suites if it was made wider.

    Is there any room to improve the screens at the Clink? Does it matter?

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Re: Are the Clink's jumbotrons too small?
Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:12 am
  • I see your point and I agree they could be better but frankly I'm so used to them and don't see them being a deterrent to the game day experience so unless Paul Allen wants it so, it's doubtful anything will be done.
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Re: Are the Clink's jumbotrons too small?
Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:45 am
  • Every time I go to a game, I think they're too small, and it'd be nice to have larger ones for watching replays. Just my two cents.
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Re: Are the Clink's jumbotrons too small?
Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:50 am
  • They basically screwed up by putting in the vertical screen above the Hawks Nest. Really limits what they can do. The vertical screen is pointless because video isn't meant to be viewed that way and it screws up how they can show replays.
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Re: Are the Clink's jumbotrons too small?
Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:54 am
  • Yes. Very much so. Already antiquated.
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Re: Are the Clink's jumbotrons too small?
Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:00 pm
  • Maybe Paul Allen can use the money from his record sales to fund an upgrade. Or if that's not enough he could always start a Kickstarter campaign.
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Re: Are the Clink's jumbotrons too small?
Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:34 pm
  • The stadium is ten years old already. It could stand a few upgrades, IMO.
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Re: Are the Clink's jumbotrons too small?
Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:57 pm
  • The last thing I want right now is for our stadium to become an issue. That's a recipe for disaster.
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  • Zebulon Dak wrote:The last thing I want right now is for our stadium to become an issue. That's a recipe for disaster.


    I dunno, there should be some debate here. The elder model which has served its time well and should be given its due, or the newer upgraded model with an eye towards the future.
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  • What can they do about the one above the Hawks Nest? That design seems kind of set in stone. i agree they are less than impressive
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  • Missing_Clink wrote:What can they do about the one above the Hawks Nest? That design seems kind of set in stone. i agree they are less than impressive


    That's kind of the problem - the screen sizes are kind of built in to the design of the stadium.

    I think one option would be to make the screen in the South endzone taller. It would block some of the seats and the view from the concourse, but they could maybe add more seats above it.

    Or maybe the could hang new ones under each roof?
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  • No matter the tron size I wish they would show the plays that are being reviewed or contested(red flagged)
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  • not to take away from the screen stuff, the food in the stadium is terrible, it was better two years ago, but the nachos are stale and the food is terrible. They need to do something to upgrade the food choices for the fans who give their everything to win games:) I have been participating on the surveys every year and things have not gotten better. The choices, the freshness/flavor are all below average if at all. I am talking about the food choices in the 300 level, don't know about the club level:) When you have huskies, sounders and seahawks games in the same stadium, I fee the vendors definitely are making money, they need to definitely improve the quality.
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  • Run a couple of cables across the chasm and hang a 4 sided one from it like basketball. The lines would barely be visible no view blocking.

    I agree the screens and even the score boards are pretty small.

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  • not to take away from the screen stuff, the food in the stadium is terrible, it was better two years ago, but the nachos are stale and the food is terrible. They need to do something to upgrade the food choices for the fans who give their everything to win games:) I have been participating on the surveys every year and things have not gotten better. The choices, the freshness/flavor are all below average if at all. I am talking about the food choices in the 300 level, don't know about the club level:) When you have huskies, sounders and seahawks games in the same stadium, I fee the vendors definitely are making money, they need to definitely improve the quality.


    They moved about 5 food trucks from local vendors into the north end just inside the gate were the old smoking section used to be.the barbacure pulled pork is pretty good.lines not to bad yet
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  • Replace the entire Hawks nest with the largest HD video screen the world has ever seen. Or mount small HD screens in the headrests of the seat in front of you like on an airplane. That'd be phat playa!
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  • Safeco Field is getting the new big screen because fans have more fun watching hydroplane races and playing the hat game than watching the team itself.


    I think the jumbotrons at Clink are fine as it is. If it ain't broken, don't fix it.
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  • I'd be absolutely fine with removing them entirely, if it meant that all the crappy advertising would go away as well.
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  • I thouhg they were kinda small when i went to the GB game. Now that they are putting new buildings in the north parking lot the view won't be as good so why not make the screen int he hawks nest much wider.
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  • Jazzhawk wrote:
    SeaTown81 wrote:The Hawks just upgraded their video boards back in March.

    http://www.centurylinkfield.com/news/20 ... ntury.html

    Sorry, antiquated as regards size. Too small.


    True. But the point remains. The Hawks just upgraded their video boards this year. If they were going to make them bigger, they would've done so then. As some have said, the design of the stadium prohibits it.

    And I say this as a season ticket holder in the southeast corner of the stadium who can only see the crappy vertical screen above the Hawks nest. It is woefully inadequate. But nothing you can do about it now.
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  • The Dallas jumbotron is a joke in my eyes. It's a distraction at best and a monument to Jerry's ego at worst.

    As long as the screens aren't in place to sell some sort of experience I'm fine with anything.
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  • I honestly think some stadiums are WAY to much bling and not enough sting, take Cowboys stadium for instance, the Cowboys suck at home, well what little they have played at home (more scheduling woes, 6 of 9 away so far?), they're 1-2 RS at home..

    in any event I like exactly how the Clink sits right now as is, its perfect, Kilimanjaro, small jumbotrons, and more importantly the Architecture funnels the crowd noise right down to the turf, those overhead overhangs help to get the job done

    this is just a guess but I have a feeling by seasons end the Clink will be the most feared stadium in the west?

    its PERFECT imho, wouldn't change a thing, cept maybe clear a spot to hang a Bear rug or two? :stirthepot:

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  • Zebulon Dak wrote:Maybe Paul Allen can use the money from his record sales to fund an upgrade. Or if that's not enough he could always start a Kickstarter campaign.


    Kickstarter is awesome. Me and my partner had a lot of success with them this year. http://hobbyuav.com/kickstarter-was-a-success/

    It really wouldn't surprise me to see the Hawks revamp some of the Technology, including the screen. Just think in a few years, we could be asking whether the holo units shouldn't be life sized. After all, Mr Allen's money comes from that background.
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  • SeaTown81 wrote:
    Jazzhawk wrote:
    SeaTown81 wrote:The Hawks just upgraded their video boards back in March.

    http://www.centurylinkfield.com/news/20 ... ntury.html

    Sorry, antiquated as regards size. Too small.


    True. But the point remains. The Hawks just upgraded their video boards this year. If they were going to make them bigger, they would've done so then. As some have said, the design of the stadium prohibits it.

    And I say this as a season ticket holder in the southeast corner of the stadium who can only see the crappy vertical screen above the Hawks nest. It is woefully inadequate. But nothing you can do about it now.

    Ya, I think my answer is biased because I too have to see the stupid narrow, too small screen above the Hawk's nest from the South EZ. Probably not to far from you.
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Re: Are the Clink's jumbotrons too small?
Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:31 pm
  • I doubt that we get new screens until there is a remodeling of the stadium. Say good-bye to your city view for when that happens the changes will affect the ends of the stadium. It wouldn't surprise me if Paul does not have an architect working on that project right now.
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