Gonzaga Athletics Announces Videoboard Upgrades
Aug. 7, 2017 SPOKANE, Wash. -- Gonzaga Athletics recently began a game-changing project in its facilities, adding and upgrading videoboards at its soccer, volleyball, baseball and basketball venues.
The new boards, funded entirely through the generous benefaction of Gonzaga Athletics donors, will increase fan engagement and overall game atmosphere. The project, manufactured and installed by Daktronics, will add new videoboards to Luger Field (soccer) and Patterson Baseball Complex/Washington Trust Field (baseball), and upgrade existing videoboards inside the Martin Centre (volleyball). Inside the McCarthey Athletic Center, GU will replace endwall videoboards with upgraded and larger screens, while adding a four-sided centerhung and new sound system.
The videoboards will feature intro videos, starting lineups, score/stat information, instant replay, animations and graphics, interactive elements and sponsor content. The project keeps Gonzaga on the cutting edge of college athletics and will continue to draw fans into the excitement of the action.
In the first phase of the project, Daktronics began installation on Aug. 4 of a new videoboard and scoreboard at Luger Field, home of the Gonzaga men's and women's soccer programs. The 24-foot by 12-foot upgrade replaces the existing scoreboard in the northwest corner of the field, with video elements surrounded by score, time and statistical information.
The volleyball program's home venue, the Martin Centre, will get an upgrade on both endwalls with new scoreboards, including a 12-foot by 9-foot videoboard on the east wall. The videoboard replaces an existing screen with expanded capabilities for delivering high-quality content. As the second phase of the project after soccer's addition, the Martin Centre upgrades will be finished ahead of the team's first home matches in late August.
Daktronics will then begin work on the McCarthey Athletic Center with a new centerhung videoboard that features 21-foot by 13-foot rectangle screens facing the sidelines, 12.5-foot by 12.5-foot squares facing the baselines and a pair of 36-foot by 12-foot endwall boards that replace the existing video screens and accompanying stat panels. The centerhung board will also feature a full circular ring underneath that has a circumference of 64 feet.
The final phase of the project will replace the existing scoreboard at the Patterson Baseball Complex and Washington Trust Field. The new screen will be an all-encompassing stat panel, scoreboard and videoboard that measures 36 feet wide and 12 feet high.
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