Virginia Commonwealth University basketball and volleyball fans will experience a new kind of game day with the help of the new center-hung LED video display and sound system installation at the Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, Virginia, coming at the end of this summer. The video display system will be manufactured and installed by Daktronics Inc. of Brookings, S.D.
"We are always looking for ways to improve the experience for our student athletes, fans and community members and I think the addition of the new sound system, center-hung display and ribbon board will greatly enhance these experiences," Tim Lampe, senior associate athletic director, said in the announcement. "The addition of these new amenities will also help drive more business to our arena, which helps increase the visibility of Virginia Commonwealth University."
The Siegel Center will be updating the arena's current video display with a center-hung and bottom ring display. The center-hung will include four LED video displays, all featuring 10-millimeter line spacing and measuring approximately 11.5-feet high by 15.5-feet wide. The bottom ring display also features 10-millimeter line spacing and will measure 2-feet high by 15.5-feet wide in circumference.
The four main video displays incorporate technology to provide image clarity and contrast for enhanced viewing of everything shown on the display, which can include live video, instant replays, graphics and animations, up-to-the-minute statistics, scoring information and sponsorship messages, Daktronics said in the announcement.
The center-hung and ring display will be suspended over the court and can be raised and lowered using a custom-designed, permanently-installed hoist system from Daktronics. The arena will also feature one ribbon display that incorporates 10-millimeter line spacing and measures approximately 2.5-feet high by 136-feet wide. This display will provide the opportunity to further showcase sponsors throughout events as well as providing additional statistics and game information.
Along with the video displays, the Siegel Center will also receive a custom arena sound system, content package and Show Control system, as well as a bank of hours for the creation of digital content to be produced and delivered by Daktronics Creative Services, according to the announcement.