LSU fans, you’ll never have trouble following the action in Pete Maravich Assembly Center again. By the end of this month, the school is planning to have installed the largest center hung videoboard in college basketball, which would also rank 11th among NBA arenas, the school announced on Thursday.
“This is a huge upgrade to that facility that will have an immediate impact for our fans,” LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva said in a press release. “It’s a perfect match for the excitement we can expect in that arena with volleyball, women’s basketball, and of course our top-ranked gymnastics program and our men’s basketball team under new head coach Will Wade.”
The two sideline high-definition screens on the videoboard will measure 42 feet by 21 feet, a total of 882 square feet per screen. The baseline HD screens will be 24-by-20.5 (984 square feet). In all the videoboard will have 2,748 square feet of screens.
The videoboard was priced at $3 million, which will be fully funded by the Tiger Athletic Foundation, per Alleva. It will be used for sporting events, other major events and commencement ceremonies.
“I know our fans will be excited about the videoboard being installed in the Maravich Center,” Wade said in a press release. “It will be an outstanding addition to the fan experience that we will be trying to incorporate into our basketball games to give our team a great home-court advantage.”
So the new videoboard is going to be a little bit bigger than the old one… pic.twitter.com/mMs7Hpsag0
— LSU Tigers (@LSUsports) July 20, 2017
Want another example of how big this video board will be? Check out LSU gymnastics coach D-D Breaux standing next to the massive object below.
— LSU Gymnastics (@LSUgym) July 20, 2017