Formetco announces it recently installed indoor LED video screens at the University of Kentucky’s Memorial Coliseum, the facility where the women’s basketball, women’s volleyball and gymnastics teams compete. With over 18 million LEDs, the main board provides Memorial Coliseum and its fans with one of the highest resolution screens in the Southeastern Conference.
“The new screens in Memorial Coliseum completely transform the fan experience. The 1,800 square-foot main board makes fans feel like they are in their living room at home,” said Blake Bearden, Formetco sports sales manager. “The integration between Formetco’s control systems and the university’s state-of-the-art control room provides fans with all the detailed game stats you could ever want.”
Both LED screens have a high-resolution 5.2mm pixel pitch. The main display is a 30-foot-tall by 60 feet wide LED video scoreboard. The other screen is 3 feet 8 inches tall and 98 feet 8 inches wide. The main digital screen allows University of Kentucky fans to view live videos, live integrated scoring information, crowd interaction animations and sponsorship opportunities. In addition, the auxiliary ribbon board provides live detailed scoring, vivid graphics, player information and sponsorship capabilities. Formetco worked closely with the University of Kentucky athletic department and the Memorial Coliseum venue staff to create a work schedule that avoided disrupting any practices or daily events. Formetco performed most of the installation work in the middle of the night.
“Memorial Coliseum is an important part of the history of this university and our athletics department. We are committed to make it a state-of-the-art home for our women’s basketball, volleyball and gymnastics teams while preserving and building on its unmatched tradition,” said Mitch Barnhart, University of Kentucky’s athletic director. ”The addition of new video and ribbon boards in Memorial represent an important first step in that process, one that has transformed the fan experience and added a dynamic element to the atmosphere. We appreciate Formetco’s partnership in helping make this a reality.”
“Formetco could not be happier with the whole project. The University of Kentucky athletic department was helpful and made communication a top priority. We appreciate the due diligence that was done during the vendor selection process,” said Bearden. “Formetco is proud to have been involved in the upgrades to the historic Memorial Coliseum.”
Formetco Sports, a division of Formetco, Inc. is an innovative source of product design, reliability and customized LED screen solutions for sports venues across the country. With thousands of LED installations in the U.S across multiple applications, Formetco prides itself on craftsmanship, ingenuity and expertise while maintaining the highest level of customer service in the industry.