Scope of Work: Design, Financial Modeling, Procurement and Oversight
Memorial Stadium: LED Display Systems, Scoring, Integrated Digital And Static Signage.
Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall: LED Display Systems, Scoring, Integrated Digital And Static Signage.
Bart Kaufman Field: LED Display Systems, Scoring, Integrated Digital And Static Signage.
Andy Mohr Field: LED Display Systems, Scoring, Integrated Digital And Static Signage.
Wilkinson Hall: LED Display Systems, Scoring, Integrated Digital And Static Signage.
Indiana University Natatorium: LED Display Systems, Scoring, Integrated Digital and Static Signage.
As part of a $48 million dollar south end zone addition to “The Rock,” AJP enjoyed working closely with Indiana University to design and develop, procure and oversee the installment of cutting-edge AV technology for IU’s 52,929 seat Memorial Stadium.
AJP’s scope included a new primary video display for The Excellence Academy buildout in the south end zone. Featuring the latest in HD LED technology and controls, the video board measures 91 feet x 42 feet. A true 16:9 aspect videoboard stands 65% larger than its predecessor and complements the recently added 68 foot x 20 foot north end zone video board. The south end upgrades also included a 168 foot x 3.2 foot long LED ribbon board complementing the also recently added 198′ x 4.1′ foot video ribbon board in the north end zone.
“We think this is going to be great for our fans to have not one, but two jumbotrons — Jumbo Sr. and Jumbo Jr.,” said IU’s athletic director, Fred Glass. “We think the total surface of our scoreboards is probably as big as any in the Big Ten and nationally…”
The update south end zone also houses the new sound system. Anthony James Partners and installer All Pro Integrated Systems, joined forces to provide Memorial Stadium with a temporary sound reinforcement system using loudspeakers from Danley Sound Labs. This temporary system uses many of the same components that will move to the south end zone for the permanent system once construction is complete.
November 15, 2018
THE OLD OAKEN BUCKET” RIVALS AGREE ON ONE THING: DANLEY LOUDSPEAKERS ARE THE BEST FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE FOOTBALL STADIUMS
BLOOMINGTON / WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA – Much more than the mere hundred miles between them separates Indiana University and Purdue University. As Indiana’s two land-grant institutions and with massive student bodies of around 40,000 each, Indiana University and Purdue share and foment a rivalry that’s been raging for well over a century. In football, the rivalry is institutionalized in the tradition of the “Old Oaken Bucket,” a trophy that goes to whichever team emerges victorious from their annual game. Recently, both Indiana University’s Memorial Stadium (52,000 seats) and Purdue University’s Ross-Ade Stadium (57,000 seats) underwent sound reinforcement system overhauls, and, despite their rivalry, both schools used Danley Sound Labs loudspeakers, subwoofers, and amplifiers/DSP. Indiana University and Purdue join the ranks of other universities – including Alabama, LSU, Penn State, Michigan State, Northwestern, and the University of Iowa – that rely on Danley systems in their football stadiums.
Larry Lucas, Director of Audio-Visual Services at Anthony James Partners, designed both systems, citing Danley’s fidelity, output, and pattern control for the success of his other big stadium projects. Florida-based All Pro Integrated Systems took Lucas’s designs and ensured all the fine details and logistics were in order – including coordination with structural engineers and Indiana University and Purdue staff – so that the All Pro technicians could install the systems efficiently and successfully. All Pro Design Engineer Michael Walden was involved in both projects and experienced the Indiana-Purdue rivalry firsthand. “We were at Purdue, and after the first kickoff, I heard the crowd chant something,” he recalled. “I thought, ‘that couldn’t have been what it sounded like’, but then I heard it again the next time Purdue kicked off. It sounded like ‘IU sucks,’ but Purdue was playing Northwestern, not Indiana! When I heard it the third time I was in the control booth, and everyone confirmed what I thought I was hearing. The rivalry is so deep that Purdue takes a jab at Indiana even when they’re playing some other team!”
The system at Indiana went in on a temporary basis last year in conjunction with a scoreboard overhaul. The temporary system included two Danley J6-42 Jericho Horns for long throw across the field to the opposite side of the Memorial Stadium and two Danley J3-94 Jericho Horns for the nearer sides of the stadium. The temporary system was on a new scoreboard on the south end of the stadium, and it also used four Danley OS80 loudspeakers for near fill. When the system recently moved to the new permanent scoreboard on the north end of the stadium, All Pro retained all of the Jericho Horns and supplemented them with four directional Danley BC218 subwoofers, an additional Danley J3-94 Jericho Horn for the field, and eight Danley GO2-8CX loudspeakers for coverage of the deck directly below the scoreboard.
Fifteen four-channel Danley DNA 20k4 Pro amplifiers with onboard DSP power the system with a total of 300,000 watts. While they handle the loudspeaker conditioning using Danley’s adjustable presets, a QSC Q-Sys DSP handles the user interface, routing, and input conditioning. Whereas communication between a Yamaha CL-series console and its stage box happens via Dante, All Pro was able to set up communication between the console, the Q-Sys system, and the Danley amplifiers using AES67.
Purdue’s system is similar to Indiana’s, except it’s a little bit larger to match Ross-Ade’s slightly larger size. Three Danley J6-42 Jericho Horns fire across the stadium, with two Danley J3-94 Jericho Horns, again, covering the nearer stands. Four of the larger directional Danley BC415 subwoofers fill in the low end, a J3-94 again covers the field, and four Danley SH46 loudspeakers provide near fill. Danley DNA 20k4 Pro amplifiers power the system, again, with onboard DSP for loudspeaker conditioning, and a QSC Q-Sys system provides all of the front-end processing and interfacing.
“I was impressed by how much directivity the Danley systems could provide at Indiana University and Purdue,” Walden said. “Both systems have much higher intelligibility than previous systems, not only because Danley’s output is so transparent, but also because the pattern control lets us cover the stands without bleeding onto the field. As a result, the referee’s microphone has much higher gain-before-feedback, which means less equalization and processing and thus a cleaner, more natural sound.”
October 10, 2017
INDIANA UNIVERSITY’S MEMORIAL STADIUM OUTFITTED WITH DANLEY LOUDSPEAKERS
Anthony James Partners and All Pro Integrated Systems provide Jericho Horns for renovations at the home of the Big-10 Hoosier football team in Bloomington.
The Big-10 Indiana University Hoosier football team plays its home games at Memorial Stadium on the university campus in Bloomington. The stadium holds nearly 53,000 fans and is currently under major renovation. The university is building out the south end zone, which used to support Memorial Stadium’s main scoreboard and sound system.
Designer Anthony James Partners and installer All Pro Integrated Systems, joined forces to provide Memorial Stadium with a temporary sound reinforcement system using loudspeakers from Danley Sound Labs. This temporary system uses many of the same components that will move to the south end zone for the permanent system once construction is complete.
Larry Lucas, the system designer, used Danley’s free Danley Direct modeling software to design the system.
“With the output from Danley Direct, we had the aiming worked out from the start,” says Jacob Robinson, project manager at All Pro Integrated Systems. “It worked great; there are no phasing issues and the coverage is complete. We are measuring over 100dB at the furthest seat from the speakers.”
The temporary system consists of two mirror-imaged clusters, each consisting of a Danley J3-64 Jericho Horn and a J6-42 Jericho Horn, and a Danley OS-80 for side fill. All Pro has worked with Danley and Anthony James Partners in the past to design a custom-welded mount for such situations which was employed again at Memorial Stadium.
Three 4-channel Danley DNA 10K4 Pro amplifiers power the two Danley J3s and the two Danley OS-80s. Two 4-channel Danley DNA 20K4 Pro amplifiers power the two Danley J6s. Both amplifiers have on-board DSP. Doug Jones, acoustician, helped with the tuning and commissioning of the system.
Robinson continues, “In addition to giving us great output, great fidelity, and great coverage, the Danley system also came with Danley’s great support. Typical turn around for a job like this would be four to eight weeks, but we had a restricted time line on this project. Danley hit every deadline, including producing the loudspeakers in just over two weeks. All around, Danley’s support has been awesome.
Next season, All Pro will put the Danley Jericho Horns in their permanent locations on the completed south end zone. They will be joined by other Danley boxes, including two 3-box subwoofer clusters for cardioid directivity. “Next year will be phenomenal, but this year is already a huge improvement over their old ‘permanent’ sound system,” Robinson concludes.