Construction Of Bristol Motor Speedway’s Colossus TV Is Well Underwayby Benjamin Sanders March 11, 2016 0 comments
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 weekend not too far away, the much anticipated construction of Colossus TV is well underway at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Colossus TV is the world’s largest, permanent outdoor center-hung video screen and scoreboard, and on Monday, March 7, the halo support structure that will house the TV was set into place. The halo that weighs 146,000 pounds hangs approximately 155 feet high above the track.
Work also continues to be on schedule with the installation of a 540,000-watt, 428 speaker system sound system, and the phase of the project to assemble the gondola support structure for the halo is set to begin soon.
Bristol Motor Speedway says that there are nearly 40 members and five cranes that are working on the Colossus TV installation on a daily basis.
The high banks of Bristol Motor Speedway is an epicenter for action in stock car racing, and Colossus TV will add a high definition aspect to the intense side-by-side racing.
The NASCAR XFINITY Series XFINITY 300 will be held on Saturday, April 16 at 12:30 p.m. ET, and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 will take place at the speedway be on Sunday, April 17 at 1 p.m. ET.
Part of the reason for the immense Colossus TV project is the Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol on Saturday, September, 10. The Virginia Tech Hokies and the University of Tennessee Volunteers will suit up for a different type of contact sport at the Last Great Colosseum. Instead of trading paint on the track, the teams will go head-to-head on the field located in the infield of the speedway.
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