Visitors to Fremont Street Experience will have a shot at a one-of-a-kind experience, playing virtual basketball—via their smartphone—on the world’s largest LED canopy screen, Viva Vision.
The virtual basketball contests, coinciding with the kick-off of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, takes place on our 3rd Street stage, March 21-24, 2019.
These interactive contests happen from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. each day, with rounds happening at the top of each hour. It’s free to participate, with bragging rights and prizes up for grabs.
Fremont Street Experience has partnered with Aquimo Sports, a company specializing in cloud-based mobile sports games and apps, to not only give guests a chance to play basketball on Viva Vision, but also to get a glimpse of the future of downtown Las Vegas.
That’s because the Fremont Street Experience canopy is getting a $32 million upgrade this year, and when it’s unveiled, it will have a variety of new elements, including interactivity. The revamped canopy will debut on New Year’s Eve.
Here’s how the interactive basketball competition works:
Guests will visit a Web site on their phone, PlayFSE.com. (You’ll need to open the page on a mobile device.)
Participants will enable their location (to show they’re at Fremont Street Experience), enter a nickname (to be displayed on the real-time scoreboard) and accept the terms and conditions (like anyone really reads those).
Next, players tap “Play Solo,” and game’s on.
Players shoot baskets on their phones while top scores are shows on Viva Vision. Top scorers will get prizes, including tickets to fly on SlotZilla, the world’s ultimate zipline.
Get a head start on the competition by practicing online at PlayFSE.com. (Even if you can’t take part in person, you’re free to play the virtual basketball game online.)
The inside skinny on winning is using the “power meter” for accuracy. As you flick your wrist, use just enough force to hit the middle line of the meter.
This is just the beginning of what will be a significant enhancement of the creative possibilities of our Viva Vision screen. Not only will the resolution be dramatically greater (16,433,152 pixels, if you’re a resolution nerd), it will enable the screen to run during daylight hours. Currently, it can only be viewed at night.
Our nightly light shows will continue to run during the Viva Vision canopy renovation.
New Viva Vision light shows are already in the works, and we’re hard at work to bring new interactive elements to one of the most popular free attractions in the Las Vegas.
See you on Fremont for the interactive hoops challenge, and sign up for our free Downtown Insider newsletter to stay in touch and receive news about all the changes coming to the world’s biggest LED canopy screen, Viva Vision.