WCU video board

A new video board in the Ramsey Center is expected to be operational by the middle of January.

Fans attending basketball games at the Ramsey Center will soon be greeted with a video board that will further enhance the game-day experience.

Western Carolina has partnered with Daktronics to design, manufacture and install a new four-sided center-hung LED display system.

Each display will measure approximately 8 feet high by 11.5 feet wide and will feature 5.9-millimeter line spacing to bring crisp, clear imagery to all four sides of the arena. Hanging above the action, the new video board will be a focal point of the arena to share entertainment and information to fans in every seat.

“The new video board will allow us to provide a great fan experience for Catamount basketball and volleyball,” said Todd Lawing, director of the Ramsey Center. “It will also enhance the numerous university events hosted in the facility throughout the year.”

Each display is capable of variable content zoning allowing each to show one large image or to be divided into multiple zones to share any combination of live video, instant replays, statistics and game information, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.

The video board is scheduled to be installed by mid-January.

“We’re excited to be working with our partners at Western Carolina University again,” said Corey Williams, Daktronics sales representative. “The new center-hung will be a nice addition to the Ramsey Center. Fans will be entertained by the addition of replays, stats and other great content, which will add to an already great game-day atmosphere.”