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Video, Audio Upgrades on Tap at Finneran Pavilion

Finnernan Pavilion rendering

When it reopens for Villanova basketball in 2018, the newly-renovated Finneran Pavilion will feature an upgraded video display and audio system. 

Formerly known as The Pavilion, the arena is currently closed for ongoing renovations. It will take the name Finneran Pavilion for the 2018-19 season, when it debuts the results of an extensive renovation project. As part of that project, Villanova has announced that ANC will install a new video display and audio system in time for the venue’s first games in 2018.

“Villanova University is proud of our elite men’s and women’s basketball programs and aim to create a world class environment for our athletes, students, and fans,” said Mark Jackson, Director of Athletics, Villanova University. “The new Finneran Pavilion will be equipped with industry leading technology to create a best-in-class atmosphere.”

The new video display system is comprised of 1,700 sq. ft. of LED that is part of the larger renovation project to improve the former Pavilion. The video display system includes a main video display measuring 17.64′ high by 23.94′ wide and a unique suspended ring display that offers fans 360 degrees of interactive content. The full video display system includes:

  • One main 6mm video display measuring 17.64′ high by 23.94′ wide.
  • One 6mm suspended LED ring display measuring 3.15′ high by 86.93’ wide.
  • Four 6mm corner LED video displays measuring 8.82’ high by 15.75′ wide.
  • One 10mm LED ribbon measuring 2.62′ high by 91.34′ wide.
  • Two 6mm LED video displays at the Nevin Fieldhouse measuring 8.92′ high by 15.75′ wide.

Finneran Pavilion videoboard rendering

The video display system will be controlled by ANC’s award-winning vSOFT operating system, while ANC will provide the University with graphic design and operations support. The complete technology upgrade by ANC includes new television displays, video, scoring, and matrix displays, video production systems, sound reinforcement system, and broadcast system. ANC and Villanova have partnered with architectural firm EwingCole and construction management firm Hunter Roberts Construction Group on the project.

“The renovation to Finneran Pavilion will provide a new type of game-day environment for Villanova students, faculty, staff, alumni, and fans,” said Jerry Cifarelli Jr., Vice President, Sales and Business Development, ANC. “We are excited to expand our partnership with the University by integrating our newest technology solutions that will deliver an immersive experience.”

ANC and Villanova University have been partners for the past ten years, with ANC managing the University’s courtside signage.

Rendering courtesy ANC. 

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