WVU teams up with ANC for game-atmosphere upgrades
MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University and ANC, an experience design and execution company, announced Thursday a new partnership to significantly enhance the fan atmosphere and drive incremental revenue opportunities across Mountaineer football’s Milan Puskar Stadium and basketball’s WVU Coliseum.
The WVU Coliseum — one of the country’s premier showcases for college basketball — will introduce state-of-the-art digital multimedia technologies to offer a cohesive arena presentation and fan experience, including: nearly 2,500 square feet of 6mm LED across a custom, multi-faceted center-hung scoreboard, in-bowl fascia ribbons, and the venue’s sound and lighting systems. Overall, the new center-hung in the Coliseum — which ANC custom designed in collaboration with WVU — will add nearly 2.75 times more LED than the current fixture with the main video screen being almost double in size.
Over at the 60,000 capacity Milan Puskar Stadium, a substantially larger 44′ H x 134′ W south endzone 12mm Surface Mount (SMD) LED videoboard – increasing the current board’s footprint by 20-feet in height and 50-feet in length — and upgraded east and west ribbon displays will be added. Boasting 8,500 square feet of LED, the new multimedia displays will showcase the action on the field, and in between plays, in grander fashion and higher quality. Display content within both venues will be seamlessly synchronized and operated by ANC’s award-winning vSOFT™ operating system.
“Through our partnership with ANC, maximizing their decades-long experience in creating cohesive fan experiences, we’re highlighting that the fans are an integral part of West Virginia University and its athletics program,” said WVU Director of Athletics and Associate Vice President Shane Lyons. “These new boards are the next steps in modernizing our venues and giving us additional flexibility to create an exciting game experience. Not only will our fans love the upgrades, but they will totally enhance the look of the two venues.”
“We’re excited to be working with West Virginia University on the final piece of their multi-year effort to modernize the venues and improve the atmosphere for fans,” said Jerry Cifarelli Jr., head of ANC’s sports division. “The better quality and streamlined audiovisual designs and technologies provide endless opportunities and flexibility to feature more robust and entertaining in-event content, and the ability to manage it seamlessly.”