from arenas to stadiums and everything in between
Sports – Our Beginning
After acquiring Image Engineering of Boston and keeping its namesake, the foundation was laid for the company to enter into new ventures. Image Engineering began working with teams like the New Jersey Devils and the Washington Wizards on small projects that would gain them exposure to larger endeavors. Through a relationship with the Information Display Entertainment Association (IDEA), Image Engineering was contracted to do C02 effects for player introductions during one of the Baltimore Ravens home games in 2004. The legendary Ray Lewis danced onto the field in smoky glory. As luck would have it, the NFL decided that they would use a cable camera for the first time ever during that game. The audience was blown away: millions of viewers saw repeated clips of Lewis doing his famous dance with Image Engineering’s effects surrounding him.
This event gave Image the credibility needed to fully propel Image into the special effects sports arena. In 2005, the Ravens contracted Image for the entire season, allowing us to push the envelope creatively while allowing considerable autonomy. In 2008, Image created the NFL’s first flame tower, putting the Ravens player introductions on top for cutting edge effects. Since then many have followed suit, collaborating with Image to expand on creative visions for player introductions and stadium spectaculars. Over the past few years the Image Engineering portfolio has expanded to include the Minnesota Vikings, LA Chargers, LA Lakers, Vegas Golden Knights, and the College Football Playoffs.
Whether it is a player introduction, stadium spectacular or permanent effect installation, we at Image Engineering are dedicated to developing something that has never been done before, exceeding fan expectations and amping up players across the nation.