Posted January 16, 2013

New display system illuminates TU hoops

Owl fans attending men’s and women’s basketball games in the Liacouras Center this season may have found that the atmosphere has gotten bigger and brighter.

That’s because last fall, the university installed a larger, more dynamic scoreboard high above center court. The new display brings more than 1,800 square-feet of dynamic content, including live action footage, replays, game animations, team logos, student-athlete introductions and real-time statistics.

Designed and installed by ANC Sports Enterprises, the scoreboard features four Mitsubishi 10-millimeter video screens that are seven feet high and 10 feet wide. The board also includes four 16-millimeter scoring panels that are three feet high and 10 feet wide. Beneath the scoring screens is an LED ring that displays animated university branding, crowd prompts and sponsor acknowledgments. The scoreboard is anchored by four Temple “T” cornerstone pieces.

The Liacouras Center also installed a 360-degree 20mm LED Fascia display on the 200 level which features advertisements and crowd prompts.

“The new display system will create an exciting environment at the Liacouras Center and will change how games, concerts, graduation and other events are experienced at the venue,” said Bill Bradshaw, Temple’s director of athletics. 

“The old center-hung scoreboard had no video capabilities,” added Fran Rodowicz, Liacouras Center general manager. “This new display, which shows real time footage and replays, will have a huge impact on the overall fan experience.”

The scoreboard is part of a multiyear partnership with ANC Sports, which will operate and maintain the signage during all events at the Liacouras Center and create all of the content and statistical layouts for the system.

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