University of Florida Partners with ANC for Stephen C. O’Connell Center Expansion
Gainesville, FL – University of Florida (UF) and ANC today announced the installation of a new center-hung display for the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. The install was part of UF’s larger renovation and expansion plans, which debuted at the Men’s Basketball game against Little Rock on December 21st, 2016.
The new center-hung structure will include four main video displays measuring 10.08’ high by 17.7’ wide. Four corner board displays measuring 4.72’ high by 22.05’ wide will be utilized for scoring and statistics. The center-hung will also feature a lower LED ring measuring 1.57’ high by 56.69’ wide which will offer sponsors the opportunity to be seen by over 11,000 plus attendees each game. The arena is also equipped with 24’ and 40’ 10mm LED courtside signage, which will be utilized for sponsorship and game content.
“The University of Florida is dedicated to offering Gator Nation the best experience in collegiate sports,” said Scott Stricklin, Director of Athletics, University of Florida. “We are proud to partner with ANC, who has helped us bring the technology and innovation within Exactech Arena at the Stephen O’Connell Center to the next level.”
ANC’s award-winning operating system vSOFT will be used to manage content on the new center-hung display. The advanced media playback system manages multiple streams without scaling content, displaying visuals in high resolution and color depths. ANC’s creative services team will also create content for the displays, including sponsor graphics, team animations and statistical layouts.
“We are excited to work with the University of Florida to create the best viewing experience in all of college athletics,” said Jerry Cifarelli, Vice President of Collegiate Sales, ANC. “Incorporating our industry-leading technology and services will help develop an immersive and dynamic game day viewing experience for students, alumni and fans.”
ANC, a Learfield Company, provides integrated signage, design, and marketing solutions to sports, entertainment, retail and transportation facilities. Among ANC’s recent projects include the Seattle Mariners (largest HD video display in MLB); Los Angeles Dodgers (most pixels per square foot in MLB); Cleveland Cavaliers (largest center-hung in the United States); Fulton Center (largest digital media network in a New York City transportation center); and Westfield World Trade Center (iconic digital media network).