Some big changes are in store for fans attending Portland Trail Blazers games this season at the Rose Garden.
The Rose Garden is in the midst of three-year, $13 million capital improvements project, that when complete, will vastly improve the patron experience.
Highlighting the improvements is a new video scoreboard at the Rose Garden that will be among the largest video scoreboards in the NBA. The new Mitsubishi screens measure 15’ x 22.5’ and are powered by a new state-of-the-art high-definition video control room.
Complementing the video experience will be a new sound system that features a line array cluster system of JBL speakers. A total of six line array clusters, augmented by other speakers mounted to the scoreboard, will drive the Rose Garden’s new dynamic audio experience.
The Rose Garden’s main concourses are also undergoing a facelift, including the addition of a new 240-seat restaurant featuring two circular bars that open up to the 100-level concourse. Both the 100 and 300-level concourses will feature a new Trail Blazers-inspired paint and super graphics scheme.
“As we enter this new chapter of Trail Blazers basketball, we felt it was important for the Rose Garden and the fan experience to be redefined,” said Portland Trail Blazers president Larry Miller. “These improvements, specifically the spectacular scoreboard, will guarantee there is no better way to experience Trail Blazers basketball than live at the Rose Garden regardless of your seat location.”
Other improvements in the Rose Garden’s arena bowl include a refinished basketball floor with a new graphic design, as well as upgraded LED stats boards and auxiliary scoreboards.
Also new to the Rose Garden will be Party Suites on the Suite Level. The new modular Party Suites can function as one mega suite accommodating up to 88 guests or two Super Suites of up to 44 fans each. The Lexus Club Level is also being improved with the addition of new furniture.
Other hi-tech improvements making their way to the Rose Garden include designated Wi-Fi hotspots, print-at-home parking tickets, improved Point Of Sale (POS) functionality at concession stands, and handheld ordering devices for Courtside seating patrons.