Essen, 10 August 2021 | Press Release Rot Weiss Essen

So that in future everyone is guaranteed to keep an eye on things at Hafenstraße: From now on, the most important information about the current Rot-Weiss Essen match will be displayed on a 42-square-metre LED video wall. Fans were already able to see the functions for themselves in the test match against SC Verl (4:4).

Much requested, announced at the annual general meeting and now finally here: From now on, Rot-Weiss Essen will accompany the match via LED screen. Not only the current score can be read on the video board, but also the minutes of the game, substitutions or - especially pleasing - goals will be visualised digitally.

The new technology at Stadion Essen also pleases RWE board member Marcus Uhlig: "The video board not only looks smart, but also gives us new possibilities in every respect. We can further improve the spectator experience at Stadion Essen, and in addition we are creating new and attractive advertising space for our partners."


In addition to Rot-Weiss Essen, the property management of the city of Essen (GVE) and LEDCON were also involved in the development with a lot of hard work and effort. The latter are true experts in digital video technology for stadiums; after all, they are also responsible for the video wall technology in the Bundesliga arenas of Bayer Leverkusen and FC Bayern München. A real construction challenge was not only the planning and logistics, but also the completion, which was accompanied by RWE's premium partner STEBU Gerüstbau.

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A look behind the scenes for the match against SC Verl reveals: the scoreboard is controlled by an RWE employee. From a place in the stadium where the video wall is exactly in the field of vision, what is happening on the pitch is linked to the corresponding images. Via a panel, the controlling employee also has the opportunity to select certain events, such as a goal or the display of Corona hygiene rules, by quick selection. There's no question about it: this task requires an eagle eye, after all, every situation on the pitch has to be assigned to the corresponding player in a fraction of a second so that it can then be passed on correctly to the Red and Whites in the stadium.

The digital glow above the green of Hafenstraße not only displays text and logos, as part of the Rot-Weiss Essen media day, pictures of the players were also made to match match events. This way, Christian Neidhart's team will hopefully celebrate goals frequently this season not only with the fans from the field, but also with matching imagery on the digital scoreboard.