Texas A&M‘s Reed Arena is receiving a technology upgrade, as the venue is being equipped with all new video displays.
Originally announced late last month, the project will lead to enhanced video presentation in some key places at Reed Arena. A four-display centerhung system will be installed and include two approximately 24 feet high by 42 feet wide true HD boards that face the sides of the arena. Supporting each end will be two displays that measure at roughly 12.5 feet high by 21 feet wide.
Along with that upgrade, Texas A&M is slated to introduce a new 17 feet high by 37 feet wide end wall video display and a 360-degree ribbon board. The installation by Daktronics is part of a larger project that will affect several Texas A&M venues, including the school’s softball, and indoor and outdoor track facilities. The Reed Arena upgrades account for a significant portion of that project’s cost, according to a recent report. More from Sports Day:
The new screens coming to College Station are part of a $6.623 million project, according to information obtained by the The News through an open records request. Upgrades to displays inside A&M’s basketball and volleyball arena will cost a little more than $3.9 million.
The scoreboard that will hang in the middle of the arena will feature two true HD screens, which are the first of their kind in a college basketball venue, according to an A&M release.
Reed Arena is home to the Texas A&M’s basketball and volleyball programs.