When the time came to make equipment upgrades to the University of North Florida Arena, home of the NCAA Division 1 Ospreys, the University started their search for more than a scoreboard video company to just sell the equipment but rather a consultative business partner who would help to create the ultimate new game-day atmosphere for their Swooplife community. North Florida academic and athletic leaders had a vision of their fans, faculty, and community sponsors rallying behind their student-athletes and Osprey pride and searched for a company who would help them deliver this vision. Nevco became just the company for the University and helped to manage all aspects of the project, including a sponsorship plan to help make their dream arena become a reality.
“This was a big decision and investment for our University and working with Nevco throughout this entire process has been fantastic, from the initial conversation to the installation. Our sales consultant is extremely knowledgeable of the industry and other products, and can articulate why Nevco’s quality of equipment and service model is beyond the competition. On behalf of the University, we are extremely happy with the decision we made to select Nevco as our partner for this massive project,” says Lee Moon, Director of Athletics for University of North Florida.
UNF Arena’s new state-of-the-art enhancements feature a jaw-dropping center-hung, four-sided 6mm LED Video Display complete with upper and lower 10mm LED Video rings to give the audience a true 360 visual solution so that any of the 5,800 seats in the house will be able to keep up with the latest in-game action.
The Nevco video display showcases over 345,000 pixels per side and the additional rings add another 300,000 pixels making the total pixels over 1,700,000, one of the leading pixel counts in all of NCAA Division 1 basketball. The crisp images and clarity of the display allow Osprey fans an enjoyable viewing experience, not only for home games but for viewing parties hosted by UNF Arena for the fans to enjoy while the team is away. The video scoring solution is capable of displaying everything from up-to-date scoring information through a virtual scoring overlay, instant replays, vibrant in-game graphics’ animations, stat-crew interface and sponsor advertisements.
Encompassing 40ft on one of the court sidelines, the high resolution Nevco LED Scorers tables are another component the UNF Ospreys added to their arena upgrade. The new LED Scorers Tables allow for not only more visual enhancements to the arena but infinite revenue generating sponsorship opportunities for the University. The Nevco LED Scorer’s Tables are the best ROI in basketball and allow you to make the most of your court side by displaying virtually limitless inventory spots for sponsors, advertising, and donors.
“I’ve truly been impressed with how well UNF is utilizing their new LED equipment so quickly. I work with a lot of customers, and UNF has done an amazing job of immediately working with sponsors to help generate additional revenue, beyond ticket sales, for their program. They utilize the “breaks in the game” to sync their LED Scorers Tables and the LED center-hung display to really maximize their sponsors’ exposure to the fans. If I were a sponsor, I would be very pleased at the amount of impressions and branding I’ve been provided by investing with UNF athletics,” – Eric Light, Director of Large Venue Sales for Nevco.
Adding to the arenas equipment upgrades, the Ospreys also received two Nevco model 2700 auxiliary scoreboards with electronic team names, a set of Nevco’s new Slim Shot Clocks with game clock LED Display, End of Period lights, and locker room clocks.
The Nevco LED equipment, the Scorers Tables and the video displays, are controlled using Nevco’s proprietary Display Director Software that works in conjunction with the Osprey’s existing ESPN 3 production equipment in the arena. The powerful Display Director software allows the Osprey’s game-day operations to be easily managed through one, universal, touchscreen computer capable of displaying graphics that compliment key plays, show detailed player stats, and feature sponsorship opportunities.
The UNF Ospreys continue to maximize their impact with the new Nevco equipment by working with Hype Creative Services, a division of Nevco, to create custom animations that include logo branded fan prompts and graphics for their new LED Scorers Table’s equipment and LED Video Displays.