USIS AV integrated the AV solutions for the Grandstand Theater and Control Room renovation, working with the project’s designers and construction teams. Creating a truly immersive experience for fans was the clear objective for AV, driving seamless integration with the interior’s modern baseball-themed design.
There are two 16-foot tall vertical video walls with LCD displays on either side of the theater to enhance the movie experience.
The video system centers around a high-resolution cinema projector donated by Christie Digital and cinema screen with a motorized masking system common to large scale movie theaters. In addition to the cinema-ready projector, there is a dedicated presentation projector with various media connection points built into the stage allowing presenters more flexibility. The system supports recording and transmission, locally and via broadcast feeds, for a wide variety of programming.
Dolby donated a 32-channel Atmos immersive sound system to the project including in-ceiling speakers. There is an Assisted Listening system to ensure all fans can enjoy the theater experience, and wireless microphone system for presenters.
System control is via a touchscreen or iPad, allowing Tour Guides to dim lights and start the film by simply clicking a “Show Start” button. A more complex control system is housed in the Control Room including mixing console.