When new stadiums are built every gets pumped about the size, the cost, and the types of events it will eventually hold. That was exactly the case with the future home of Las Vegas’ first major professional sports team, T-Mobile Arena.
But because stadiums across the country are all so similar, it’s the little things that set each one apart. Things like the concourse, the entrance, the video board, and anything else different that makes each arena special. T-Mobile Arena has all of it and then some.
There’s this one very minute detail about the Arena though that’s gone way under reported and has a chance to set this cathedral apart in the NHL world. It’s called adjustable height Telescopic Seating, and it’s unreal.
Telescopic seating is style of stadium seating in which a platform folds out to create a section of seats. It’s commonly used in high schools and small colleges to transform a gymnasium into an “arena” with stands. T-Mobile Arena’s seats take this to the next level.
Each section of most of the lower level at T-Mobile Arena sits on a hydraulic telescopic seating platform. By moving the platform up and down it creates a different angle to which each row sits. Meaning for some events the last row will only be a few feet above the first, which at others the last row will be significantly higher than the first.
It may not sound like much, but when you consider the wide range of events being held at the arena and the ability to maneuver each section to best fit each event, it could be a game-changer.
Not only can the seats be adjusted for viewing angles, but they can also be maneuvered to increase acoustics. In other words, they can literally move the seats to make fans sound louder.
Ok, fine, geek out session over.