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Mitsubishi Electric Completes Major Upgrade of Large Displays at Saitama Stadium 2002

400m of new ribbon boards to be unveiled at J1 match on March 8

TOKYO, March 6, 2014 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it has completed installation of five ribbon-board displays measuring a total of 400 meters at Saitama Stadium 2002, home of the Urawa Red Diamond professional soccer team in Saitama, Japan. In addition to the ribbon boards, last year Mitsubishi Electric installed two new Diamond Vision screens, the largest in any soccer stadium in Japan. The full package of upgrades based on an order received in 2012 will be unveiled at the Urawa Red Diamond's J. League Division 1 home opener on March 8.

The new ribbon board along the back upper stand

The new ribbon board along the back upper stand

note: The picture was taken on Feb. 22, 2014.
Two ribbon boards were installed along the main and back upper stands, each measuring 169.92 meters x 0.96 meter. In addition, two 9.12-meter and one 11.04-meter boards were installed in front of the photographers' areas along the north and south stands. The ribbon boards and Diamond Vision screens can be controlled simultaneously for dramatic audio-visual effects.

Outside the stadium, a new 175-inch high-definition display measuring 3.84 meters x 2.24 meters is installed at the South Entrance, the stadium's main access point. Another ribbon board measuring 19.2 meters x 0.96 meters is installed on the back of the south stand's Diamond Vision screen, facing outside to provide information and visual entertainment as people enter the stadium

Mitsubishi Electric has installed more than 1900 Diamond Vision screens worldwide, beginning with the world's first large, full-color system at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles in 1980. Going forward, Mitsubishi Electric expects to continue expanding its business with large displays for public stadia and other sports facilities.

New Diamond Vision Signage at Saitama Stadium 2002
TypeDiamond Vision LEDerAd (Ribbon Board)
Installation areasMain and Back Upper standsPhotographers areas on
north and south stands
Back of south stand
Size169.92 m (w) x 0.96 m (h)29.28 m (w) x 0.96 m (h)19.2 m (w) x 0.96 m (h)
Light emitting elementHigh luminance LED element (full-color)
Dot pitch20 mm
Pixel size (dots)8,496 (w) x 48 (h)1,464 (w) x 48 (h)960 (w) x 48 (h)
Number of displays221
Installation dateMarch, 2014

TypeDiamond Vision LEDDiamond Vision LED
Installation areasNorth and south side standsSouth Entrance
Size23.552 m (w) x 10.24 m (h)
1,011 inches
3.84 m (w) x 2.24 m (h)
175 inches
Light emitting elementHigh luminance LED element (full-color)
Dot pitch16mm6.7mm
Pixel size (dots)2,944 (w) x 1,280(h)576 (w) x 336 (h)
Number of displays21
Installation dateMarch, 2013March, 2014