Video upgrades coming to Western Kentucky University

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Western Kentucky University has announced it will be boosting the viewing area of its videoboards by nearly 400% at both its Houchens Industries-LT Smith Stadium and EA Diddle Arena in time for the 2018-19 season.

As part of a renovation project costing an estimated US$2.9m funded through a campaign by the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation and donors, Houchens-Smith stadium will see a brand new videoboard and the Diddle Arena receive dual high-definition displays.

The new screens, created by Daktronics, will be the first major addition to Houchens-Smith stadium since 2008 and aim to increase both viewing area and clarity.

“We are very excited for these major upgrades to the fan experience at our two largest venues for next season,” said Todd Stewart, director of Athletics.

“We welcome thousands of visitors to the campus of Western Kentucky University every home event, and continuing to enhance their experience is vital. There will never be a better time to enjoy a game from the stands and feel closer to the action on the field and court than in 2018 on The Hill.”

In addition to the upgrades, Diddle Arena will also undergo a complete renovation of its sound system, while the WKU Soccer Complex will also install a new scoreboard.

The upgrades are scheduled to start at the Houchens-Smith stadium mid-February, and later in the year for the Diddle Arena.

Western Kentucky University Video board

Western Kentucky University Video board

February 14, 2018

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