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JumboTron FAQ

Jumbotron FAQ 2.0

What is a Jumbotron?Jumbotron at concert

A Jumbotron is a huge, huge LED display device.  For all intents and purposes, it’s a gargantuan television.  Most commonly they are used at sporting events, both indoor and out.  Jumbotron has become the generic name for all huge display devices. However, Jumbotron is a trademark of the Sony corporation.

How big is a Jumbotron?

Jumbotron’s vary in size depending on venue.  ”In 1985 Sony stunned the world at the International Science and Technology Expo by launching the largest image display in history, a 40 metres wide X 25 metres high Jumbotron” (IntechZone).  From what I can tell, the Skydome in Toronto Canada has the largest Jumbotron used regularly.  It measures 33 feet tall by 110 feet wide, and cost $17 million (SkyDome).

Click to Visit the SkydomeTypically, the Jumbotrons that hang from the middle of ceilings at basketball games are 8 X 11 feet.  The Jumbotron at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is 23 X 31 feet.  The Jumbotron at Jacobs’ Field in Cleveland, Ohio is 26 X 37 feet.  Sony has a list of venues and their respective Jumbotron sizes.

Does Big Beef and Beer actually have a Jumbotron?

Not yet, but we’re working on it. Reggie currently has two 25 inch teleivisions and one 13 inch television. Swank has only one 19 inch television and no cable.

Do you know where someone can rent a Jumbotron?

Yes! Mark from Visible Displays just sent me a note, and his company rents them.

What happened to the link to IntechZone?

Someone must have bought their domain name. Someone alleging to be the President of the United States of America wrote us to let us know that our link took visitors to a porn site. Per his request, we removed the link.

What will Big Beef and Beer do with a Jumbotron?

When we open Tim’s Big Beef and Beer, we also plan to open a bar in the back named Greg’s Techno Barn.  Three of the walls will be like ordinary barn walls, but the fourth wall will be constructed with the largest Jumbotron we can buy.  We will use the Jumbotron to have the most exciting entertainment venue on the planet.

What kind of events will you host?

Imagine dancing to your favorite music and looking up and seeing yourself, and your friends, 20 feet tall on the Jumbotron.  Imagine watching your favorite football team score a touchdown and watching a 40 foot football float through the air during the instant replay.  Imagine watching a 30 foot ball drop on New Year’s Eve hosted by a 20 foot tall Dick Clark.

The possibilities are only limited by our imaginations.  Tentatively we are planning Monday Night Football on the big, big, big screen, a techno night, house night, and a live rock night with Jumbotron simulcast.

What will you do when there is no Monday Night Football (offseason)?

During the offseason, Mondays will be our night off. We will however pay our employees to run a country night on Mondays and find someone to teach line dancing on the Jumbotron.  It will be like someone doing the Watermelon Crawl on your forehead.

How soon will you have your Jumbotron?

At our current rate of earnings, we expect to have a Jumbotron in time for Superbowl LXXXIV.  We are trying to improve our rate of earnings.

How much does a Jumbotron cost?

Conservative estimates start at $ 2 – 4 million for one around 23′ x 31′ in size.  Actually, we will probably open the restaurant and club before we get the Jumbotron.   Consequently, we may rent one so we don’t have to wait until 2050 to have our first Superbowl party.  Mobile units rent for $5,000 to $15,000 for 3 days.

Who is invited to your Superbowl party?

You!  All you have to do is put your name and e-mail address on our update list!

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