With the help of Imperial Crane, Chicago Bears fans will experience replays, vide features, ingame stats and scores on two new video scoreboards at Soldier Field. Imperial Crane replaced the existing scoreboards that were in place since 2003 in the south and north end zone. The newest scoreboards measure 128 feet wide and 40 feet high. The new scoreboards will have the highest video quality in the NFL and will be 310% larger than the previous scoreboards.
One of the challenges to this job was to protect the football field while driving two cranes weighing over 200,000 pounds. Imperial placed matting down on the field to protect the irrigation system six inches below the grass. Imperial also hoisted the glass curtain walls from the exterior of the Field to complete the scoreboard project. With the scoreboards in place, this will be new and exciting season for Bears fans.
For over 45 years, Imperial Crane Services, Inc. has been committed to the manufacturing and heavy industries providing crane rentals on daily or long term lift projects with over 250 pieces of equipment. Imperial Crane is dedicated to providing the highest standards in safety, service and quality. Starting as a one crane operation, Imperial has grown their rental and sales divisions to create a worldwide organization.