Goodwood Transforms Raceday Experience with New LED Screen from adi
Goodwood Racecourse, the home of some of horse racing’s most iconic events, has installed a new high-resolution rotating LED screen, designed to enhance the visitor experience.
Of course, big screens in horse racing are nothing new – we provide dozens of our huge mobile screen trucks for Goodwood, along with courses across the UK and Europe, every year. But this is Goodwood’s first permanent display – designed and installed by our expert team.
The giant 60m2 display is one of the biggest screens installed in European horseracing. Its custom design, engineered specifically for Goodwood, allows it to be positioned at different heights on a telescopic mast, and rotate to face any direction on the course.
The design offers a much more flexible solution than a traditional screen, giving Goodwood the ability to position it to face different areas of the course to suit its wide-ranging calendar of events. That means it can serve more of the course’s regular events, as well as offering a platform to host new ones such as family movie evenings, or screenings of major sporting events.
The screen’s unique design allows it to be lowered out of sight, below track level, when not in use. This was a key consideration during the planning process, given Goodwood’s exposure to high winds, and its position in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
The giant new screen was unveiled at Goodwood’s Opening Saturday racing fixture in May and will be in action again for every major event, including the flagship Qatar Goodwood Festival in July, which attracts well over 100,000 visitors.
The team at Goodwood really seem to recognise the importance of investing in their digital platform in order to deliver value for partners. The installation of the new screen comes after years of delivering LED display technology for Goodwood. Working in partnership, we’ve really pushed the boundaries in racing, with Goodwood being the first UK racecourse to introduce digital furlong signage to deliver value for their sponsors.