Scope of Work: Design, Financial Modeling, Procurement and Construction Oversight.
Tiger Stadium: LED Display Systems, Integrated Digital and Static Signage, Control Room Upgrade, Sound Reinforcement System, IPTV System.
Pete Maravich Assembly Center: LED Display Systems, Integrated Digital and Static Signage, Control Room Upgrade, IPTV System
Alex Box Stadium: Control Room Upgrade, IPTV System.
TIGER STADIUM RENOVATION
In 2014, AJP was retained by Tiger Athletic Foundation to design and manage the procurement and construction oversight for a state-of-the-art HD video system for LSU’s Tiger Stadium. The North end zone features a 28′ x 80′ video screen along with two 375 square foot auxiliary displays. The South end zone design included two 40′ x 68′ screens. 1,300′ of fascia displays were also installed in the South, East and West sections of the stadium. All displays were a true 16 mm pixel pitch. AJP also worked with TAF and LSU on Video Replay Control Room Upgrades and Tiger Stadium’s Sound Reinforcement System.
5x CONTROL ROOM BROADCAST FACILITY
AJP has worked with TAF and LSU on Video Replay AV in the past, and in 2017 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.
PRNewswire.com, September 5, 2014
YESCO ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURED AND INSTALLED NEW VIDEO SYSTEM AT LSU TIGER STADIUM
LOGAN, Utah, Sept. 5, 2014: YESCO Electronics has manufactured and installed a state-of-the-art video system for Louisiana State University Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge. The displays are part of the expansion of the historic 90-year-old stadium. The video upgrades will be turned on for the Tiger’s home opener against Sam Houston State on September 6, 2014.
“LSU is pleased to bring a new visual experience to Tiger Stadium with the high-definition imagery of the new video board system,” said Eddie Nunez, Senior Associate Athletic Director. “The capabilities that we will be able to implement on game day will only enhance what is already the best atmosphere in college football. The innovative team at YESCO understood our needs and outperformed our expectations.”
Death Valley fans will watch game time action and instant replays in crisp, high definition detail. The north end zone features a 28′ x 80′ video screen along with two 375 square foot auxiliary displays. Two 40′ x 68′ screens provide a striking new look to the south end zone. YESCO also manufactured over 1,300′ of fascia displays for the south, east and west sections of the stadium. Each video screen features a true 16 mm pixel pitch. The project was designed by Anthony James Partners.
“We are very excited to be a part of the Tiger Stadium expansion team,” said Chris Olinger, Director of Live Event Sales for YESCO Electronics. “It is gratifying for us to be able to provide a display package for LSUfeaturing color contrast and image processing as advanced as any stadium in college football. We are also customizing a ‘first of its kind’ expanded color pallet to complement the schools iconic brand image.”
YESCO Electronics LED screens are manufactured in the USA and are UL Green Leaf Certified for energy efficiency.
Along with the new video screen package, the Tiger Athletic Foundation added an upper deck, suites, and club seats to the stadium’s south end. The added capacity will bring the total to near 102,320, ranking Death Valley among the largest stadiums in the NCAA.
By Ross Dellenger, The Advocate, July 23, 2014
LSU shows off nearly complete south end zone expansion of Tiger Stadium
Joe Alleva glanced over the row of seats, beyond the metal railing, past the two levels of suites and way, way down to the south end zone of Tiger Stadium.
“You’re right on top of it,” Alleva said, wearing dark sunglasses and a protective LSU hardhat.
“Thought we would be too far back of the field,” LSU’s athletic director continued. “We’re not.”
LSU showed off its multimillion dollar makeover to 90-year-old Tiger Stadium on Tuesday, ushering reporters around the 320,000-square-foot addition to the south end zone.
Completion of the addition is set for Aug. 22, when crews will deliver food and other materials for the two levels of suites and the above club level. Remaining work includes painting, cleaning and other minor projects, officials said.
“We will be done by Aug. 22,” said Emmett David, associate athletic director for facilities and project development.
About 300 workers Tuesday pounded away in the four-level addition: two suite levels, club level and a 1,400-seat general admission section above the club floor.
The exterior of the addition is days from completion.
Between the 40-foot-high HD video screens are two ribbon LED boards stretching from one end of the new expanded end-zone section to the other. One board is stripped above the club level and another below one of the suite levels.
The ribbon boards on the east and west sides of the stadium will be replaced to match the new ribbon boards. The boards will be a place for advertisements, closed captions, score updates and more.
A “Welcome To Death Valley” sign crawls across the new addition. The sign will illuminate through LEDs, David said.
“It’s really nice to see it come to life,” Alleva said, walking around the structure.
The exterior of the new expansion will be illuminated in purple and gold lighting to match the exterior of the north end zone.
“It will show off the architecture,” said Eddie Nunez, associate A.D. for internal affairs and development.
LSU’s listed seating capacity of 102,321 does not include standing-room only, Alleva said. That number does, however, include stadium and concession workers and the teams and personnel.
“That’s what other schools have done,” Alleva said. “That’s why we’ve done that.”
In all, LSU is adding about 8,000 tickets for a game. That includes 3,518 in the suites and 3,000 in the club level along with another 1,400 in the general admission seats.
LSU will make an additional $14 million from the south end zone expansion premium seats.
All of the premium seating in the club and suite levels are sold, Alleva said.
“All of these suites and clubs were presold before we put a shovel in the ground,” he said. “If we didn’t have the demand, we wouldn’t have built it.”[/section]