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Lamar University, Anthony James Partners Tap SNA Displays for Video Tech Upgrades

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BEAUMONT, TX—Lamar University, an NCAA Division I public college just east of Houston, recently completed major video enhancements to its football and basketball venues, adding a new video scoreboard at Provost Umphrey Stadium and a new LED centerhung to the Neches Federal Credit Union Arena at the Montagne Center.

Owner’s representative and technology consultant Anthony James Partners (AJP) provided comprehensive design, procurement, and construction administration services, supporting Lamar University in selecting SNA Displays to manufacture the new video display technology at both venues.

“Lamar University is implementing some really exciting developments to improve student and fan experiences,” said AJ Faxel, executive vice president of business development at AJP. “We’ve had the pleasure of representing the Lamar Athletics team throughout this process, and we’re pleased to see the enhancements at the stadium and arena bring added excitement to the Cardinal fan base.”

The 16,000-seat Umphrey Stadium, home to Cardinals football, now features a 2.3-million-pixel LED video scoreboard built with EMPIRE™ Exterior technology. At 73 feet 6 inches wide and 34 feet tall, the new scoreboard is approximately twice the size of the stadium’s previous board. Mounted to the Dauphin Athletic Complex at the southeast end of the field, the new structure was installed by Bakers’ Signs and employs a 10-mm pixel pitch.

“By eliminating static elements from the previous scoreboard and enlarging the digital canvas with an even tighter pixel pitch, Lamar’s new videoboard offers much greater visual capability,” said Jason Helton, executive vice president for SNA Displays. “The new design and technology selections by Lamar Athletics have clearly enhanced the gameday experience.”

The new videoboard houses a Point-Source Audio system designed by AJP, complete with long-throw speakers and amplifiers provided by Danley Sound Labs. The videoboard structure also includes interlocking “LU” channel lettering facing the field and a 37-foot-wide illuminated logo on the back.

Next door to the football stadium is the Montagne Center, which now features a new focal-point LED centerhung. The display system is made from four slightly curved LED screens tilted downward to provide maximum line of sight for arena attendees. Two of the display faces are 8’10” x 17’9″ (675 x 1,352 pixels) while the other two are 8’10” x 13’5″ (675 x 1,020 pixels).

“Versatility and video quality are key to enhance the fan experience,” said Helton. “We’re very excited to continue to partner with Lamar’s athletics program to improve the quality and functionality of its display systems.”

The multipurpose facility seats just under 11,000 and regularly hosts sporting events such as basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, wrestling, boxing, and martial arts tournaments.

For more information on Lamar University’s recent LED video upgrades by SNA Displays, visit case studies for Umphrey Stadium and the Montagne Center.

About SNA Displays

SNA Displays is a leading LED video display manufacturer across several market sectors including sports and live-event venues, out-of-home (OOH), commercial real estate, retail environments, museums and commissioned digital art, workplaces, new construction, and many others. With a focus on quality, technological and construction expertise, and dependable service, we have worked alongside technology partners to design and build some of the largest and most recognizable LED video installations in the world. Discover how Dreams Live Digitally® at snadisplays.com.

About Anthony James Partners

Anthony James Partners (AJP) is an industry-leading Owner’s Representative and Technology Consultant that specializes in large-scale technology design and acquisition. AJP works with top professional sports teams, college campuses and facility managers across North America and Europe. Key services include Infrastructure Review, Design, Financial Modeling, Procurement, and Construction Administration. Technology disciplines include LED Display Systems, Broadcast TV and Video Replay, Structured and Broadcast Cabling, Audio, Wi-Fi, DAS, Distributed TV, Event and Specialty Lighting, and more.

Visit anthonyjamespartners.com to learn more, or connect with AJP on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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