Animated Display Systems Inc. (Fort Myers, Fla.) was awarded the bid for the construction and installation of video boards for the UNI-Dome and McLeod Center. The cost of the project is estimated to be $1.3 million with the funding coming from the Black Hawk County Gaming Association, Learfield Sports and UNI Athletics.
The new video boards in the UNI-Dome and McLeod Center are a significant step forward as we continue to enhance the spectator experience in our venues, UNI Director of Athletics Troy Dannen said. The boards will also create opportunities to generate additional revenue as we continue to reduce our reliance on general education funds. We are excited to show off the new attributes of the UNI-Dome and McLeod Center this fall.
The new UNI-Dome video board will be hung above the south endzone and will be 266 high by 100 wide. Pixel density for the UNI-Dome board is 645 pixels per square feet and the total pixel count is 1,677,312.
The current scoreboards were installed in the UNI-Dome in 1986. The initial video board in the Dome was installed in 2002 with an upgraded model installed in 2008.
The existing video board in the UNI-Dome will be moved to the north endzone.
The new McLeod Center video board will maintain its place on the south wall of the McLeod Center. The new larger board will be 137 high by 316 wide, replacing the old board that is 88 high by 157. The new McLeod Center video board will feature a 10mm difference between pixels compared to 16.5 mm on the existing video board.
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