If you watch football games on TV, you have undoubtedly seen the huge video walls that many of the stadiums in pro and college football have giant screens that help fans in the stadium get closer to the action even if they are in the nosebleed section. NASCAR and racing fans that visit Charlotte Motor Speedway will be to see the world's largest HD video wall built by Panasonic.
The screen is set to start construction on October 13 and the schedule will have the screen finished by April of 2011. The gigantic screen will sit trackside between turns two and three. The size of the enormous screen is hard to fathom. It will have a total of 16,000 square feet of space. That is the size of some grocery stores.
The thing will measure 200-feet wide, 80-feet tall, and weigh 165,000 pounds. The board will have 720p HD resolution and uses 9 million LEDs to produce the image. The video board will be used at the track to provide live coverage of events, leader boards, and other interactive entertainment for fans at the race. The screen is being placed where it can be viewed by fans watching on the front stretch of the track from Turn four to Turn one.