What is certain is that no one has ever watched college
football on a larger video display.
video of the installation here.
. Colossus consists of
four 30- by 63-feet custom-built screens suspended from a halo-shaped
truss and cage and makes use of 54 million LED lights. Weighing in at
700 tons, Colossus is the world’s largest outdoor, permanent,
four-sided, center-hung video display.
The game is the first of its kind to be played at the 150,000-seat
NASCAR venue — dubbed “the world’s largest football stadium” for the
Of course, none of the hard work that went into planning and
installation will be apparent to those attending the game.
MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–What promises to be the largest live audience ever to attend a college
football game will also make history by watching the game, replays and
highlights on the world’s largest center-hung TV when the University of
Tennessee Volunteers take on the Virginia Tech Hokies in “the Battle at
Bristol” at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn., on Sept. The crowd is expected to break attendance records for a college
football game. Outstanding engineering and execution made this
project a success.”
Nicknamed “Colossus,” the display was installed by Memphis-based
Barnhart between January and April of this year. All that will
matter to the majority is they’ll have a better view of what’s happening
on the field, thanks to the colossal video display suspended above the
The installation required careful engineering and surgical precision,
and Barnhart was hired by the general contractor for the job due to the
company’s experience and expertise in engineering, lifting and setting
difficult and large projects.
According to Barnhart project manager Tommy Thomasson, “This was a
triumph of engineering
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