As Prodigy Sports celebrates our 10th Anniversary, each month leading up to our celebration, we will be highlighting our “Top 10’s” of Prodigy Sports’ first 10 years.
In April, we are recognizing our Top 10 Venues, including first-class stadiums, arenas, and courses. These clients have gone above and beyond with their world-renowned facilities. Through renovations, upgrades, new construction, and incredible amounts of time put into each, these 10 facilities are just as impressive as the next.
Miami Dolphins – In 2016, Stephen Ross, chairman of the Related Companies, acquired the Miami Dolphins, the Stadium, and surrounding land to go under a major renovation to the South Florida region. One of Ross’s goals was to make Hard Rock Stadium “the most innovative team in sports, serving as a cutting-edge incubator for introducing new technologies and other fan and media innovations for the optimal fan experience”. After completion of the privately financed major renovation in 2016, Hard Rock Stadium now seats 65,000, 32 four-seat pods in the lower bowl, with an additional 16 pods at the south end zone, featuring a living room arrangement, with premium furniture and television screens.
Sacramento Kings – The Sacramento Kings were selected by Sports Techie as the most tech savvy sports team of 2016. This year alone, the Kings created a new standard with the opening of one of the most advanced, state of the art venues in sports today – Golden 1 Center. The Kings debuted the NBA’s largest videoboard and the first to feature 4K Ultra HD resolution, development a dual-mode team and venue app and created a dual virtual reality broadcasts on emerging trends.
Fanatics – As the NBA looked to totally re-invent their NY retail space, they announced that Fanatics, an online sports apparel retailer, would operate its 25,000 square foot Manhattan flagship store. The NBA Store opened in 2015 and features digital displays highlighting product information, ticker with live sports scores, interactive games, and large televisions showing highlights and live events. Not only is the inside of the store a sight to see, but the stone and glass outside, brings even more life to busy 5th Ave.
Churchill Downs Incorporated – As racetrack home to the world famous Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs Racetrack is located in Louisville, KY. Opening in 1875, it held the first Kentucky Derby and the first Kentucky Oaks that same year. With the iconic twin spires at the top of the grandstands, the track went through renovations in the early 2000s and again in 2013, with the installation of a new video board, called “The Big Board”. Aside from this 171-foot-wide board, 750 speakers were installed around the track for up close and personal sound of these incredible races.
Boston Bruins – The Warrior Ice Arena is an ice hockey arena and practice facility in Boston, which opened in September of 2016, and is currently practice home for the Boston Bruins. Aside from the practice rink, the 600-seat arena includes shops, a hotel, and hosts college, high school, youth and armature level hockey. With hospitality suites for corporate gatherings to public skating, Warrior Ice Arena offers a variety of events, as well as concessions with healthy food options.
PGA TOUR – At the great TPC Sawgrass, the course closed for about six months as they went through a multi-million-dollar renovation, with enhancements both inside and out
side the ropes. All of the greens were rebuilt and resurfaced, practice areas redesigned, and new holes for more challenging shots. With some 50,000 fans a day for The Players Championship, spectators now have better viewing access of the greens.
Los Angeles Kings – The Staples Center is a multi-purpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles. Opening in 1999, the Staples Center is home to the Los Angeles Lakes and Clippers of the NBA, Los Angeles Kings of the NHL, and the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA. Outside the arena on the Star Plaza, stand statues of 8 greats in Los Angeles sports history. During late 2010, modifications were made to the arena, to the locker rooms, installation of a new high-definition center-hung video scoreboard, and new lighting throughout the arena.
Delaware North – New England’s largest sports and entertainment arena, TD Garden is home to the NHL’s Boston Bruins and the NBA’s Boston Celtics and hosts over 3.5 million people a year. From sporting events, iconic concerts, family shows, ice shows and much more, TD Garden hosts over 200 events a year. In 2014, owner and operator Delaware North, invested over $70 million for an arena-wide renovation to upgrade the fan experience including redesigned concourses, new concession offerings and upgraded technology. The award-winning state-of-the-art TD Garden is a year-round, 19,600-seat arena, fully equipped with three private restaurants, 90 executive suites, 1,100 club seats, a multi-million-dollar high definition video scoreboard and complete 360-degree LED technology.
Dallas Cowboys – Home to the Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium seats 80,000 with a retractable roof in the heart of Texas. With the assistance to naming rights partner, AT&T, the Cowboys installed interactive video walls, multi-touch displays and the ability to stream up to 16 different video application feeds at the same time. As the 5th largest venue in the NFL, the stadium has the one of the world’s largest high definition video screen that hangs between each 20-yard line. Aside from the incredible AT&T Stadium, the Cowboys also opened the state-of-the-art, The Star in Frisco in 2015. Now serving as headquarters for the Cowboys, The Star also offers corporate offices, practice facility, the Ford Center, and hosts a variety of events, restaurants, shops, hotels, and more.
New York Yankees – As home to the iconic New York Yankees, Yankee Stadium was built in 2009 to replace the globally iconic original Yankee Stadium. The $2B stadium is a block north of the original stadium and stands as the most expensive baseball stadium ever built. The cost paid off for this gorgeous stadium as it evokes elements of the original Yankee Stadium with its iconic roof frieze. The stadium also includes Monument Park, Great Hall, and The New York Yankees Museum.
Stay tuned next month for more of our Prodigy Sports Anniversary Countdown!
If you have any questions regarding our 10th Anniversary, please contact Megan Meisse at email@example.com.