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SNA Displays delivers new LED displays for Lamar University football stadium

A 2.3million pixel video scoreboard at the Umphrey football stadium doubles the size of the old screen, whilst a new focal-point LED centerhung is set to wow supporters

Video manufacturer SNA Displays recently delivered display tech for major installation enhancements to football and basketball venues at Lamar University, an NCAA Division I public college, just east of Houston. The installations are an LED scoreboard for the football stadium, which doubles the size of the previous one, and a new focal-point LED centerhung for the college’s multi-purpose arena.

The 2.3million pixel video scoreboard at the 16,000-seater Provost Umphrey Stadium, home to Cardinals football, is 73 feet 6 inches wide and 34 feet tall, with a 10mm pixel pitch and is mounted to the Dauphin Athletic Complex at the southeast end of the field. SNA Displays deployed Empire Exterior technology for build and Bakers’ Signs for installation.

“By eliminating static elements from the previous scoreboard and enlarging the digital canvas with an even tighter pixel pitch, Lamar’s new videoboard offers much greater visual capability,” said Jason Helton, executive vice president, SNA Displays. “The new design and technology selections by Lamar Athletics have enhanced the gameday experience.”

Technology consultant Anthony James Partners (AJP) helped Lamar University to select SNA Displays to manufacture the displays at both venues. “Lamar University is implementing some really exciting developments to improve student and fan experiences,” said AJ Faxel, executive vice president of business development, AJP.

The videoboard houses a Point-Source Audio system designed by AJP, complete with long-throw speakers and amplifiers provided by Danley Sound Labs. The videoboard structure also includes interlocking “LU” channel lettering facing the field and a 37-foot-wide illuminated logo on the back.

Next door to the football stadium is the Montagne Center, which features a new focal-point LED centerhung. The multipurpose facility seats just under 11,000 and regularly hosts sporting events such as basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, wrestling, boxing, and martial arts tournaments.

The display system is made from four slightly curved LED screens tilted downward to provide maximum line of sight for arena attendees. Two of the display faces are 8’10” x 17’9″ (675 x 1,352 pixels) while the other two are 8’10” x 13’5″ (675 x 1,020 pixels). “Versatility and video quality are key to enhancing the fan experience,” commented Helton.