As the Hyundai A-League season approaches, the new screen – measuring 98.3 square metres – will be installed at the northern end of the ground and will consist of high definition technology.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC said that the screen will be up and running in time for the early round of the upcoming season.
“The team have started removing the old screen and we’re very excited to unveil the new screen in November which is three times larger than the current screen in use.
“The screen being installed has been transported from the old Parramatta Stadium as we build the new Western Sydney Stadium to be opened in 2019. It’s a great example of ensuring that the stadia across the state work as a network – sharing assets and building the experience for those wherever they are in the state.
“Venues NSW is continuing to invest in the Newcastle’s sports fans experience and to continue to ensure McDonald Jones Stadium meets the ever expanding requirements to attract and host international sporting events,” said Venues NSW CEO Paul Doorn.
Newcastle Jets CEO, Lawrie McKinna said the newest addition to McDonald Jones Stadium would further enhance the Hunter’s world-class sporting facility.
“This is fantastic for McDonald Jones Stadium, the Jets and the Knights – but most importantly, this is a major coup for the fans of both clubs,” said McKinna.
“The quality of this new screen will improve the viewing experience from all corners of the stadium, meaning fans won’t miss a minute of play on the pitch.
“We can’t wait to see the screen in action in the earlty part of the 2017/18 season."