Last Saturday and Sunday, September 9th and 10th, Sphere in Las Vegas transformed into a gigantic tennis ball in celebration of the U.S. Open finals, recognizing the extraordinary athletes who competed on the biggest stage in tennis in the final Grand Slam event of the year.
The content of the tennis ball was displayed in rotation alongside existing animations that weekend, including artwork by renowned visual artist Refik Anadol and YouTube's NFL Sunday Ticket campaign.
Sphere, a global icon, has a height of 112 meters and spans 158 meters in width, making it the world's largest spherical structure. The exterior of Sphere, known as the Exosphere, features 177 square meters of fully programmable LED lighting, making it the largest LED screen on Earth.
The Exosphere consists of approximately 1.2 million LED discs spaced eight inches apart, with each disc containing 48 individual LED diodes capable of displaying 256 million different colors. This vivid canvas was able to display stunning and dynamic imagery like never before, all on an unparalleled scale.
Additionally, Sphere in Las Vegas will open on September 29th with the first of 25 U2: UV Achtung Baby Live performances at Sphere. Furthermore, the Sphere Experience, featuring Darren Aronofsky's Postcard from Earth, an original immersive production, will premiere on October 6th.