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Nevco LED Video Displays add exciting new element to popular venue at Illinois Wesleyan University

New scoring solution raises game-day atmosphere to new heights


EDWARDSVILLE, IL, April 20, 2023 – It is a venue that has seen its fair share of trophies hoisted in the air over the years and now a pair of new video displays are capturing the euphoria and complementing the game-day experience at Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) in Bloomington, IL.

The school chose Nevco Sports, LLC to light up Dennis Bridges Court at the Shirk Center with a pair of full-color 6MM LED Video Displays on both ends of the facility measuring 9’H by 15.75’W each. Home to the Titan men and women’s basketball, volleyball, wrestling, track and swimming programs including the men’s 1997 and women’s 2012 NCAA Division III basketball national champions, the Shirk Center has been known to host a number of marquee events since opening in 1994. Notably among those are the NCAA Division III volleyball, indoor track and women’s basketball national championships as well as one of the largest co-ed high school holiday basketball tournaments in the country, the annual State Farm Holiday Classic. The facility also serves as the site of commencement ceremonies for the school.

Seating up to 2,500 for sporting events and as many as 3,450 for graduations, all eyes are being drawn to 352,000 stunning pixels on both ends of the court, elevating IWU as a premiere destination for major events. In addition to showcasing live game action and promoting school and event sponsors and supporters, graphics powered by Nevco Creative Services provide the Titans with engaging visuals to invigorate school spirit and fan engagement through team introductions, interactive graphics and prompts and more.

“It has been an exciting privilege to work with the fantastic people at Illinois Wesleyan University and this was an extremely rewarding project for the team at Nevco,” said Josh Robbers, Regional Video Display Consultant for Nevco. “The opportunity to elevate the game-day experience at a location with this kind of resume is not a task we took lightly, and we look forward to continue working with IWU and seeing the Shirk Center light up for years to come.”

The new video displays are prominently placed next to Model 2785 Intelligent Caption™ LED Scoreboards with standout white LED digits that allow the school to easily switch the captions to match the sport being played in addition to customizing the team names for all teams who play at the Shirk Center. Both scoreboards are complimented by signage that proudly displays the name of the facility and school logo.

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About Nevco Sports, LLC: Nevco is the largest private manufacturer and provider of display, scoring and audio solutions. For over 85 years, Nevco has provided athletic and recreational facilities of all sizes with the most innovative scoring and LED video display products in the industry. Nevco is known for its specialty in designing custom facility solutions, quality of products, and superior long term financial value. Today, Nevco scoring solutions are used to enhance the fan experience at events in more than 100,000 locations around the world.