December 19, 2011

Santa Clara Puts New Video Board in Operation in the Leavey Center

Bronco fans who attended the men's basketball game with Pacific game on Dec. 17 may have noticed a new and rather large addition to the Leavey Center!  Santa Clara has installed a full color 25 foot by 13 ½ foot video board, made by Daktronics, one of the industry leaders.   

The board will be fully operational as it makes its official debut at the 45th annual Cable Car Classic on Thurs., Dec. 29 and Fri., Dec. 30. Santa Clara will play Eastern Michigan in the second game on the first day at 8:15 pm with Wagner and Air Force tipping off at 6 pm.

"The addition of the video board is yet another piece of the puzzle in furthering of our broad vision to create an unmatched game-day atmosphere for our sports that play in the Leavey Center (men's basketball, women's basketball and volleyball).  Enhancing the game-day atmosphere has been at the top of our priority list, not only to fuel the success of our teams but to create the type of school spirit, passion and excitement that our student-body craves," said Bronco Athletic Director Dan Coonan. 

The HD compatible board specifically measures in at 24'11" wide and 13'6" high.  It uses 10mm technology, which is the preferred technology for new boards at the collegiate and professional level 

It is able to play both video and still images from a variety of feeds during men's basketball, women's basketball and volleyball games in the Leavey Center.  Santa Clara will use it for prepared video, live statistics and live in-game video.   The center-hung board will continue to be used for still images and live statistics.