College sports has some of the most zealous supporters in the world. Fans will commute great distances and carry flags and bumper stickers on their cars. While colleges are aware of the popularity, they also know that to keep and maintain this fan base they must also upgrade to meet the technology needs for the school and sponsorship. The new HD electronic sports scoreboards have become some of the latest addition to satisfy an every growing immediate information society.
Kinnick Stadium, home of the Iowa Hawkeyes have expanded the investment to include a $55 million dollar field for football and one of the top visual and audio experiences through the new mult-screen HD video scoreboards. The state of the art sounds system will incorporate sponsorship along with the above the seating ribbon display.
The University of Wisconsin have added a $5 million video screen, placing them as one of the largest screens for NCAA competition venues. The Badgers’ fans will have incredible experience of sight and sound with future plans to expand into a network for multimedia allowing fan social media interaction.
Lane Stadium is the proud home of the Virginia Tech Hokies, and Virginia Tech has made the addition of an incredible 5,215 square foot electronic sports scoreboard. The $3 million price tag will include social media technology, allowing fans to engage sharing information and pictures.
Stanford Stadium made headlines as the first stadium in the country to offer fans and attendees free WiFi. The Stanford Cardinals football games can be viewed and shared by anyone who has a smartphone with internet connectivity to see real time stat updates and replays. The addition of the smartphone technology is also allowing ticket access at the gate, eliminating paper waste.
Many of the new HD electronic sports scoreboards are offering WiFi capabilities for streaming life feed. When used in conjunction with complimentary software, ticket ordering as well as ticket gate access can be combined with sponsorship opportunities. The addition of a high tech HD sports scoreboard also elevates the venue as a viable contender for other competitions. Once a college has proven that they can offer the best experience to attract the most attendees, additional state competitions will look to them as a potential location for these competitions.
College and university groups across the country are quickly adding the high tech options for both at the game attendance as well as real time, internet based streaming feeds. The crisp clarity of HD, combined with smartphone technology and social media has brought the chance to expand the horizons of popularity from the locale and into the world. The live score updates posted to both websites and smartphones bring interactivity to an entire new level.
The goal is to not only bring the sports experience to the fans, but to enhance the experience into a visual and audio extravaganza. Colleges see this as an opportunity to demonstrate their tech savvy attitudes for the teams and fans while also bringing in some of the top sponsorship.