WVU enhances fan experience with new upgrades


MORGANTOWN—Even with the uncertainty surrounding fall and winter sports, one thing is for certain, and that is West Virginia University will be providing a new and exciting fan experience for years to come. The university and ANC, a Learfield company since 2015 operating out of Purchase, New York, announced on Thursday a new partnership which will enhance the Mountaineers’ game day atmosphere and drive future revenue opportunities with the installation of new scoreboards at Milan Puskar Stadium and the WVU Coliseum.
ANC markets their services as transforming ordinary places into extraordinary moments through turnkey experience design, cutting-edge technology integration, project execution, compelling content creation, and customized service solutions.
“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 Shane Lyons, WVU’s Director of Athletics and Associate Vice President. “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.”
A substantially larger 44’ x 134’ south endzone 12mm surface-mount LED videoboard will increase Mountaineer Field’s current board dimensions by 20 feet in height and 50 feet in length, and new and improved east and west ribbon displays will be welcomed. The new multimedia displays will highlight the action on the field and in-between plays as well, but in much higher quality on 8,500 square feet of LED.
Down the road at the WVU Coliseum, many new and exciting digital upgrades will be taking place, including 2,500 square feet of 6mm LED across a custom center-hung scoreboard, showcasing in-bowl fascia ribbons, as well as the Coliseum’s sound and lighting structures. Overall, the new scoreboard will add approximately 2.75 times more LED than the previous scoreboard with the main video screen almost doubling in size.
Display content for both venues will be synchronized and operated by ANC’s award-winning vSOFT operating system.
“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 the head of ANC’s sports division, Jerry Cifarelli Jr. “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.”

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