HUNTSMAN ARENA GETS TECH UPGRADE

By Shawn Wood, communications specialist, University Marketing & Communications

PHOTO CREDIT: Steve C. Wilson, University of Utah

Utah Volleyball vs. UCLA October 20, 2017.

The University of Utah’s home for gymnastics, Men’s and Women’s basketball and volleyball teams, the Jon M. Huntsman Center, just got a tech update. With 15,000 seats, the Huntsman Center is the largest arena in the Pac-12 Conference, and the new technology will create an immersive and engaging environment for all U students, fans and alumni attending events.

“With the addition of ANC’s technology, the university is following through on our goal to offer the most innovative arena in collegiate sports,” said Chris Hill, U Athletics director. “Increasing the number of video displays will offer fans further opportunities to experience the game, receive updates and engage with each other.”

The project includes a new center-hung display, as well as additional technologies throughout the arena’s bowl.

Tech specs:

  • A center-hung display comprised of the following displays:
  • One 10mm upper ring display measuring 5.25’ high by 121.78’ wide.
  • One 10mm lower ring display measuring 2.10’ high by 88.19’ wide.
  • Two 6mm interior displays measuring 5.67’ high by 15.75’ wide.
  • Four 6mm displays measuring 16.38’ high by 25.20’ wide.
  • Four 6mm corner displays measuring 16.38’ high by 4.41’ wide.
  • Four 10mm corner board displays measuring 12.60’ high by 25.20’ wide.
  • Four 10mm corner court level displays measuring 4.2’ high by 14.7’ wide.

It is not just about the size of the new boards, but the ability to provide in-game live stat content and additional real time social media experiences to fans that make the technology awe inspiring.

“It’s been a long time coming, and we’re excited not only for our fans, but also for the campus community who will enjoy this new feature of our arena,” said Gordon Wilson, associate vice president of Auxiliary Services. “Along with athletic events, special events and commencement, attendees will be in awe of this great new addition to the historic Jon M. Huntsman arena. “

The University of Utah selected North Ridge Construction, Inc., ANC and TSA Architects for this project.