The Brisbane Broncos 30-year celebration and season launch event was awash with maroon and gold on Friday night as the NRL team announced their team line-up for 2018.
Among the 720 in attendance were state and local government representatives, esteemed sponsors, Broncos players past and present, and club members.
Staging Connections were entrusted with the launch for a third year, with just two weeks for the Sydney and Brisbane project teams to design and produce the set and bring all the custom event elements together.
The main event was the highly anticipated reveal of the 2018 Brisbane Broncos player line-up, with each welcomed to the stage through a stadium-like tunnel hidden by their silhouette and unveiled en route to the ‘grandstand’, amid dynamic ballyhoo lighting in Broncos team colours.
Evening formalities were overseen by MC and Fox Sports presenter, Yvonne Samson, and included an address from Minister for Sport, The Honourable Mick de Brenni, and Broncos CEO, Paul White. Guests were also privy to a sneak peek of the club’s pre-season preparations ahead of this week’s season opener against the Dragons.
Broncos legends, guests and players, were overwhelmed by the touching video showcase of the Broncos’ legendary 30-year history, beginning in the 1988 season, drawing together decades of club history and spectacular performances.
To elevate the special celebrations, the Staging Connections team custom-designed the set to include a large format custom aspect ‘blend’ screen with multiple surfaces for content to be displayed throughout the night. This was set around a projection-mapped Bronco head and a large ‘30’ produced by Ikonix which took centre-stage in the stunning venue.
An impressive 40-foot screen above the stage displayed the vision from cameras live-streaming a close-up of each player as they were announced to the stage, as well as showcasing the evening’s entertainment to the admiring crowd. Throughout the evening, video content was played on two sixteen-foot rear-projection screens, lit by high-quality projectors.
Staging Connections National Sales Director, Michael Magafa, commented on the team’s superb ability to create a memorable event within such a tight timeline,
“Having a team of event professionals with a vast array of technical and creative specialists in the AV industry gives Staging Connections the ability to deliver premium events such as the Broncos season launch with superior quality.”
Brisbane Broncos Events Manager, Katie Croll, thanked the Staging team,
“Thank you to the team for all of your efforts in executing the launch on Friday night, we’ve had fantastic feedback and we really appreciate the team’s investment in the success of the event.”