Scope of Work: Design, Financial Modeling, Procurement and Construction Oversight.
Pete Maravich Assembly Center: LED Display Systems, Integrated Digital and Static Signage, Control Room Upgrade, IPTV System
Tiger Stadium: LED Display Systems, Integrated Digital and Static Signage, Control Room Upgrade, Sound Reinforcement System, IPTV System.
Alex Box Stadium: Control Room Upgrade, IPTV System.
LED CENTER HUNG DISPLAY
Designed by AJP in close concert with Tiger Athletic Foundation and the University, LSU’s new center hung is the largest in college sport and ranks 11th in size among NBA arenas. Featuring the latest in HD technology, the true 16:9 aspect videoboard features two sideline displays each measuring 42 feet by 21 feet. The two end zone displays each measure 24 feet by 20.5 feet. In all, the scoreboard gives fans a total of 2,748 square feet of HD video space. Additional LED assets include four new auxiliary displays (each 18.9 feet by 2.4 feet) and an LED scorer’s table to relay game-in-progress information, stats and other dynamic content.
5x CONTROL ROOM BROADCAST FACILITY
AJP has worked with TAF and LSU on Video Replay AV in the past, and was called back for the latest SEC Network requirement upgrades. AJP designed and engineered a state-of-the-art (5x) Control Room Broadcast Facility consisting of (2) large “Linear” Production Control Rooms (and associated audio suites) for producing live-to-air SEC events, as well as (3) “Digital” Control Rooms geared to the school’s video replay board shows. The upgrades centered around a Technical Operation Center with a 750 x 1280 router for distributing signals. AJP also worked on the design and integration of a Shading/Engineering Room to facilitate the shading of over (16) Broadcast Cameras, along with the incoming truck feeds and overall engineering duties of the house plant.
IPTV SYSTEM: ONGOING 2017-18
AJP is currently engaged with TAF in LSU’s $4 million IPTV system upgrade that will be phased over the next year. The project involves the integration of 1,017 high definition displays at the Maravich Center, Alex Box Stadium and Tiger Stadium. Installed at concession stands, concourse areas, premium seating areas and back of house, the HD displays will allow LSU to feed custom content and event footage throughout the three venues. The system will be run from the central control room located in the LSU Athletic Administration Building. The Samsung/Vitec solution integrated by Panasonic/ProMedia will allow LSU Athletics to expand to other campus facilities as desired for years to come.
FROM CONCEPT TO FINAL COMMISSIONING
With fall exhibition games around the corner, the University needed a quick turnaround with minimum disruption to the school. AJP’s comprehensive design and detailed financials enabled LSU and TAF to make legitimate and strategic budget determinations and design decisions in advance of the procurement process. As a result, the University knew precisely what the project would look like and cost before it went out to bid. As the Owner’s Representative, AJP stayed engaged through the construction, installation, and finally the commissioning to ensure TAF and LSU were more than satisfied with their new assets.
www.lsusports.net, Nov 29, 2017
HD TVS COMING TO TIGER STADIUM, ALEX BOX AND PMAC
BATON ROUGE – The newest and most innovative distributed television system, featuring hundreds of high-definition televisions, will soon be making its way to LSU’s athletic venues.
The Maravich Center will be the first facility to see the new televisions as the units are scheduled to be installed and activated for fans to enjoy by mid-December. The HD TVs will also be in place at Alex Box Stadium in time for LSU’s season-opener against Notre Dame in February. The final phase of the installation will take place in Tiger Stadium during the offseason and will be ready for next year’s home opener against Southeastern Louisiana.
“It’s a great upgrade for our fans,” said Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva. “We know they want it and they deserve it. We are especially pleased to invest in a system that is this state-of-the-art and will allow us a lot of flexibility for years to come.”
The $4 million upgrade will allow LSU to feed custom content and event footage to hundreds of high-definition televisions located throughout these three venues. LSU spent most of 2017 removing old wiring and installing the necessary technology infrastructure throughout Tiger Stadium, the Maravich Center and Alex Box Stadium to support the new system.
“Tiger Stadium wasn’t exactly wired for this,” said Emmett David, Associate Athletics Director for Facility & Project Development. “It’s a massive upgrade and requires a lot of technological and infrastructure improvements to be performed. Once fully installed, our fans will enjoy a crystal-clear picture, stats, college football updates and much more.”
The new system will be run by live event broadcast personnel in a central control room located in the LSU Athletic Administration Building. David said the HD television sets will be installed at concession stands and concourse areas throughout the three venues as well as in all premium seating areas.
www.lsusports.net, July 20, 2017
PMAC TO ADD LARGEST CENTER HUNG VIDEOBOARD IN NATION
Baton Rouge, Louisiana – The Maravich Center on the LSU campus will be home to the largest center hung videoboard in college basketball when the school completes installation of the new board later this month.
Featuring the latest in HD technology, the Maravich Center videoboard would rank 11th in size among all center hung boards in NBA arenas.
“This is a huge upgrade to that facility that will have an immediate impact for our fans,” LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva said. “It’s a perfect match for the excitement we can expect in that arena with volleyball, women’s basketball, and of course our top-ranked gymnastics program and our men’s basketball team under new head coach Will Wade.”
The videoboard will feature two sideline high-definition screens that each measure 42 feet by 21 feet for a total of 882 square feet of video space per board. The baseline facing boards, also in HD, will measure 24 feet by 20.5 feet for 984 square feet of video space. In all, the videoboard will give fans 2,748 square feet of HD video.
Alleva said the videoboard, priced at over $3 million, was fully funded by the Tiger Athletic Foundation and will be used for sporting events and other major events in the Maravich Center including LSU’s commencement ceremonies, which take place three times a year in the venue.
“LSU athletics and the Tiger Athletic Foundation are fully invested in providing the best in-game experience possible for our fans while giving our student-athletes every advantage possible to have success,” Alleva said. “This new videoboard goes a long way to helping accomplish both of those goals.”
To put the size of the videoboard into perspective, it would take 105 50-inch televisions to equal the size of the new board.
“No matter if it was the largest in the country or not, we wanted to create the best possible game-day atmosphere for our fans,” LSU Deputy Athletic Director Eddie Nunez said. “It isn’t just big, it’s the latest in technology and will allow us to feature a brand new suite of services to make the game experience just that much more exciting. This board is a game changer for our student-athletes and our fans.”
Some of the features that fans can expect to enjoy with the videoboard include:
• True 16:9 aspect high-definition video
• Dedicated area for game-in-progress information (score, clock, etc.), individual and team stats
• Dynamic content area that will feature out of town scores, crowd prompts, in-depth player stats and social media content
In addition to the new center hung videoboard, the Maravich Center will be outfitted with four new portal screens, which will replace the scoreboards that used to occupy that space. There will also be a new scorer’s table LED board.
The portal screen boards and scorer’s table will feature game-in-progress information, stats and other dynamic content.
All new boards and screens in the Maravich Center can be tied together to produce content or unique displays during the course of a game or event.
Here’s what members of the LSU coaching staff had to say about the new videoboards in the Maravich Center:
Gymnastics coach D-D Breaux:
“This video board is going to be the largest in NCAA gymnastics. Our fan experience is something we take great pride in, and this is only going to enhance the experience for the 10,000-plus fans that pack the PMAC.”
Women’s Basketball coach Nikki Fargas:
“The installation of the video board at the Maravich Center will allow our fans to connect with our team and the game in so many new ways. We are excited about what this brings to women’s basketball and all the sports that call this building home.”
Volleyball coach Fran Flory:
“We are thrilled to be the first team to compete under the new scoreboard. This is THE best in the country. The opportunities to provide incredible video and statistical enhancements at our events are endless. Fans are going to LOVE what this adds to all of our events.”
Men’s Basketball coach Will Wade:
“I know our fans will be excited about the videoboard being installed in the Maravich Center. It will be an outstanding addition to the fan experience that we will be trying to incorporate into our basketball games to give our team a great home-court advantage.”