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Digital menu board network coming to Minnesota Wild hockey arena

Wireless Ronin announced yesterday that it has been contracted by the NHL’s Minnesota Wild hockey team to provide digital menu boards throughout its home at the St. Paul Xcel Energy Center.
According a press release, Ronin will implement 89 digital menu boards throughout the arena. Installation is planned to be completed before the Wild’s home opener on Oct. 6.

The 89 RoninCast-enabled displays will be installed across three levels of the arena including the main concourse which will house 43 screens, the Treasure Island Resort and Casino Club level with 19, and upper level with 27 screens. Content for the digital signage network will be maintained through the RoninCast system by Levy Restaurants, food service partner at the arena. Digital menu boards will allow Levy and the Xcel Energy Center the flexibility to adjust menu offerings and provide different options depending on the time of day or event. Wireless Ronin will provide RoninCast software, custom software development, content development, networking, hosting and training.

The Xcel Energy Center has its fair share of accolades from the sports world already. ESPN The Magazine recently announced it in the “Ultimate Standings 2009” list as the “Ultimate Crib,” “Best Stadium Experience” in the NHL and runner-up for “Stadium Experience” out of the 122 major league sports franchises among the NHL, NFL, NBA and MLB.

The arena can accommodate more than 20,000 guests, and is also home to the Minnesota Swarm National Lacrosse League team, Minnesota State High School League tournaments as well as more than 150 entertainment events annually, including well known acts like the Rolling Stones, Prince and Billy Joel among many others.