Audiovisual systems provider Daktronics has installed 23 LED displays, including a five-display centre-hung scoreboard, at the new Atlantic Union Bank Center in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
The 8,500-capacity arena, which has opened this month as the new home of the James Madison University Dukes basketball team, has retractable end-line bleachers to accommodate concert and event configurations, as well as sport.
The centre-hung scoreboard includes four main video displays, each measuring 11.5 feet high by 19.5 feet wide and featuring 3.9-millimetre line spacing.
With a lower ring display measuring three feet high by 80 feet in circumference also mounted, featuring 5.9-millimetre line spacing, high-resolution imagery will be available throughout the arena.
Four corner video displays have also been installed, with each featuring 10-millimetre line spacing and measuring more than six feet high by 24 feet wide.
The displays have been configured to show combinations of live video, instant replays, data and statistics, graphics, animations and sponsor messages.
The project has also included three ribbon displays along the seating fascia and seven court-side scorer’s tables, with one of the ribbons being 541 feet long, as well as two double-sided marquee displays outside the venue.
“The Atlantic Union Bank Center has changed the trajectory of JMU Athletics in so many ways, and the technology infrastructure is a significant component of that growth,” JMU director of athletics Jeff Bourne said. “We’ve had a long history of partnering with Daktronics but never in such a robust capacity. The design of the video components, inside and outside, contribute to a first-class experience for our sport programs and patrons.”
Fran Kulas, Daktronics sales representative. “Atlantic Union Bank Center is a ground-breaking venue for athletics and other special events, and Daktronics is thrilled to play such an integral role in this remarkable project.”