Michigan unveils planned scoreboards for Michigan Stadium, Crisler Arena and Yost Ice Arena
Prepare for some big-screen TV envy. Michigan Stadium's new video screens will be 85 feet wide, or 40-percent larger than the previous screens that were removed in March.
The Michigan athletic department announced details of the new scoreboards for three of its venues today. Dallas-based TS Sports will complete scoreboard replacement projects at Michigan Stadium, Crisler Arena and Yost Ice Arena.
“We are excited to partner with TS Sports on state-of-the-art boards at our three biggest venues,” athletic director Dave Brandon said in a release. “Our goal is to set new trends in the viewing experience for our fans and these boards will be the first step in that goal.”
Here are details, according to the release, on each of the three new scoreboards:
MICHIGAN STADIUM TS Sports will install new state-of-the-art LED screens in both end zones of Michigan Stadium, which will be 40 percent larger than the previous system. The new video screens will be 47 feet high and 85 feet wide and will be complete in August, prior to the 2011 football season.
The overall size of the structures will be 108 feet wide by 62 feet high, which includes the scoreboard and enclosure.
“Michigan Stadium features our new Impact 16 video product from Lighthouse Technologies," TS Sports president and CEO Garry Waldrum said. "The Impact 16 will provide Wolverine fans with the latest technology and clearest video image in college sports.” CRISLER ARENA
TS Sports will replace the center-hung scoreboard, which was installed in 1998, with one that features 14 LED video displays that will track "all major events throughout the game -- instant replays, fan shots, hustle stats, animations, graphics and much more." YOST ICE ARENA Yost's first major facelift will include the addition of a center-hung scoreboard system that includes nine LED video displays.
The project also includes the conversion to high-definition video equipment. Due to construction at Crisler Arena, the Michigan Sports Television Production Studio, which manages and controls the video boards, will be relocated to Michigan Stadium until the arena is completed in 2013-14.