Colonial Life Arena is receiving an upgrade, as the University of South Carolina is tapping Daktronics to install a 12-display centerhung system and ribbon displays at the venue. The project is slated to be complete by the end of this summer.
“The technology and the video display quality of these new video and ribbon boards will make the in-venue experience at Colonial Life Arena the best in the nation,” said South Carolina athletics director Ray Tanner. “These new boards will make such a tremendous impact on our men’s and women’s basketball programs. It will be great for our student-athletes, coaches and fans.”
The new centerhung will feature four convex-curved main displays with tight 4-millimeter line spacing to bring excellent image clarity and contrast to fans throughout the venue. They will measure approximately 12 feet high by 20 feet wide and are capable of variable content zoning allowing each display to show one large image or to show multiple zones. These zones can show any combination of live video, instant replays, statistics and game information, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.
“We’re excited to be working with the University of South Carolina and are thrilled to be a part of the upgraded visual presentation at Colonial Life Arena,” said Corey Williams, Daktronics sales representative. “They’re introducing some big video features including being one of the only venues with 4-millimeter technology in their centerhung system. Some unique features will really stick out to the fans such as the curved main displays and 10-millimeter technology on their fascia displays as well as incorporating a trend in the professional sports arena industry with two underbelly displays to make the experience better for people sitting closer to the court.”
The centerhung also features an upper ring measuring 3 feet high by 95.5 feet in circumference, a lower ring display measuring 3 feet high by 87 feet in circumference and four corner wedges creating usable space between the main displays.
The university is receiving two underbelly displays attached to the bottom of the centerhung and angled toward the courtside seats. Appealing to those sitting closer to the action, these two displays will feature tight 4-millimeter line spacing and measure roughly 4 feet high by 15.5 feet wide.
Around the arena, a large 360-degree ribbon display will be installed along the seating fascia. This provides the opportunity to supplement statistics and graphics shown on the main displays as well as offering an option to highlight sponsors throughout events.