Pitt installs first centerhung video display in college sports


The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) has taken in-game viewing experiences to another level by installing centerhung LED video display technology at its Petersen Events Center.

Fans of the Pitt Panthers will see the first centerhung display in college sports, with the four-display unit hanging above the court, featuring 4mm line spacing. The centerhung, created by Daktronics, features four outward-curved LED video displays totaling eight million LEDs. Each display features 3.9mm line spacing, the only collegiate display with line spacing closer than 4mm. The sideline-facing displays each measure approximately 15ft high by 28ft wide and the end-line facing displays each measure 15ft high by 16.5ft wide. Two end-wall displays feature 10-millimeter line spacing and measure 16.5ft high by 31ft wide.

“We have installed video boards that should help us create one of the best in-venue viewing experiences in all of college basketball,” said Heather Lyke, director of athletics at Pitt.

A number of other facilities at Pitt have also received display technology upgrades including Fitzgerald Field House and Ambrose Urbanic Field.

The Fitzgerald Field House, home of Pitt volleyball as well as wrestling and gymnastics, received two new end-wall LED video displays. Each features 5.9mm line spacing and measures approximately 10ft high by 23ft wide.

The Pitt men’s and women’s soccer venue, Ambrose Urbanic Field, now has a new video display at the end of the field measuring 17ft high by 30ft wide and featuring 10mm line spacing.

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